The Latitude design by Rivergum HomesA new player is entering the Queensland house building sector, and is promising to “fill the gap in the affordable housing market”.Rivergum Homes, which has previously operated only in South Australia, will target first home buyers when it launches its eight new house designs today. The eight homes start from $139,200 with upgrade options available. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe Volar design by Rivergum Homes is $166,900Rivergum Group CEO Marc Taintey said the company was focused on lifestyle and technology.“Building on the success we have achieved in South Australia, this exciting range of homes will fill a gap in the affordable housing market in Queensland,” Mr Taintey said. “Buyers will be able to take advantage of great savings, architecturally-designed product and a streamlined building process, with pre-documented floorplan options and a choice of designer colour palettes.“The extension of our brand in Queensland allows us to more actively participate in … affecting real change in the housing industry and enabling more Australians to reach the goal of home ownership.”Rivergum Homes will be launching its first display homes – Volar ($166,900) and Latitude ($167,600) – at Providence South Ripley today, and will hold a “house-warming” at the display village with complimentary canapés, live entertainment and kids’ activities. Providence is a $1.2 billion masterplanned community by Amex Corporation.The developer recently announced its Silverleaf release – 16 lots averaging $212,000.