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Gold Coast Apartment Sales Pick Up, Supply Falls Off

Gold Coast Apartment Sales Pick Up, Supply Falls Off

The Gold Coast apartment market has transitioned into the Covid-19 crisis in a much better position than it was going into the global financial crisis, planning and advisory firm Urbis says.

In its latest quarterly survey, Urbis found that the Gold Coast market was tracking well, recording 265 sales in the first quarter of 2020, sitting above the two-year quarterly average of 238 sales.

The weighted average sales price also lifted by 10 per cent over the quarter to $809,811, buoyed by strong pre-Covid sales.

Urbis said that over the year the Southern Beaches Precinct recorded the highest sales rate, yet a recently launched projects in Surfers Paradise had rebooted enquiry and transactions in the Gold Coast Central Precinct.

Over the quarter 64 per cent of a sales were to owner occupiers and only five per cent to overseas buyers, while interstate investors accounted for 19 per cent of sales.

Urbis senior consultant Lynda Campbell said the current environment had pushed developers to reassess projects to ensure they are ready for changes in the market.

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“It is more important now to make sure projects are targeting buyer demand in order to weather the storm,” Campbell said.

“Projects with a high exposure to the investment market will need to put in place solid pre-settlement work to maintain a strong settlement rate.”

Urbis said the city had also benefited from a shift in sentiment in recent years, favourably trending away from large developments targeting international investors and instead towards smaller boutique projects, targeting owner occupiers.

Moving forward the market is tipped to remain resilient, further supported by low interest rates, a low level of supply and a higher level of product aimed at the owner occupier market.

Worryingly, the supply of new apartments remained relatively weak at 1,000 apartments, the lowest level recorded in over five years.

“There is a pipeline of projects ready to launch over the next six months, but whether they do will be something to watch,” Campbell said.

“If project launches slow, this will put pressure on the current supply.”

Urbis said it would be watching fourteen forthcoming projects containing approximately 1,160 apartments due to settle throughout 2020 closely to see if the Covid-19 border restrictions were impacting the market.

“The next quarter’s results will be highly anticipated,” Campbell said.

“Interest rates are still low, and there is not a large volume of expensive product aimed at investors, as was the case going into the GFC.

“Though we expect sales to slow, conversations with developers suggest that enquiry is still strong.”

 

 

 

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Developments

Burleigh Heads Twin 22-Storey Towers Approved

Burleigh Heads Twin 22-Storey Towers Approved (1)

Two 22-storey towers have been approved in Burleigh Heads at the southern end of the Gold Coast, backed by developer Nielson Properties.

The beachfront towers, located at 48-58 The Esplanade and First Ave, had been supported by a majority of councillors in a council planning committee held last Thursday, in a nod that will see the first five-star hotel in the area.

The final determination on the Burleigh Heads project was made on Tuesday when full council came to vote.

The $350 million development project, in conjunction with Pointcorp’s Chris Vitale, comprises a 132-room luxury hotel and 77 residential apartments on the amalgamated 4039sq m Burleigh Heads site.

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The Burleigh Heads site has been occupied by the 49-unit White Horse Holiday apartments, which Nielson Properties secured under a put-and-call deal for $22 million in 2018.

Plans for the existing unit block would see the complex demolished, making way for the two towers, standing 79.5 metres high, and 394 car parks over three-levels of basement car-parking.

Gold Coast locals who were against the project raised concern about the development’s height and density arguing that the towers would cause shadowing of recreational areas and the beach, while the Community Alliance said the development was inconsistent with council’s own Burleigh Heads Place Analysis study.

Burleigh Heads Twin 22-Storey Towers Approved (2)

Nearby, Sydney-based Weiya Holdings has plans for a 14-storey building at the Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade at 64 Goodwin Terrace.

Weiya Holdings purchased the site for $18.5 million in August of 2019, with plans to keep the façade of the existing two-storey Burleigh theatre building.

Down the road, Brisbane-based developer Spyre Group was approved for its 18-storey apartment tower located at 112 The Esplanade in Burleigh.

Spyre Group, led by Andrew Malouf, secured the $16 million site from the eight owners of the existing 12-year old apartment building originally developed by Mimi Macpherson, sister of supermodel Elle, in 2003.

Nielson Properties is also behind a 50,000sq m office project at 205 North Quay in Brisbane CBD with Cbus Property.

 

 

 

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Broadbeach Waters waterfront trophy home sold for $5.7 million

Broadbeach Waters waterfront trophy home sold for $5.7 million (1)

An architect designed home nestled on a 1,608sqm block in Gold Coast’s Broadbeach Waters has been sold for $5.7 million.

The 853 sqm house at 327 Monago Street comprises 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, designer kitchen and multiple indoor and outdoor living and entertaining areas.

The light-filled living and dining zone comes with wood-burning fireplace, custom-built cabinetry and electronic blinds.

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There is an executive office with library, plus separate office or boardroom with separate entrance.

The home also features rumpus room, water frontage, outdoor dining pavilion, pool, and water features.

Broadbeach Waters waterfront trophy home sold for $5.7 million (2)

It is situated close to Albert Part, Star Casino and golden beaches.

Michael Kollosche and Ryan Ward from Kollosche Broadbeach sold the property.

It was last sold in 2015 for $3.15 million.

 

 

 

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Flow $70 million beachfront Coolangatta project launched

Flow $70 million beachfront Coolangatta project launched

With broad features from surfboard lockers to exclusive wine lockers, the $70 million Flow Residences has been launched on the southern Gold Coast.

Flow is the project of avid surfer and local property developer Paul Gedoun and his S & S Projects on the Snapper Rocks destination.

Jayde Pezet is sales and marketing director of KM Sales and Marketing.

“Nothing has been left to chance. It is a project of unpretentious but elegant luxury that connects beautifully with the iconic Snapper Rocks with sweeping views of the Gold Coast.

Positioned on an elevated north-facing site, 1 Petrie Street, and overlooking Coolangatta’s Rainbow Bay, the project will deliver 22 premium residences exclusively for owner occupiers.

Architect Cottee Parker has designed Flow Residences.

“Flow Residences will appeal to downsizers looking for lifestyle at its best,” said Mr Pezet.

“It really is a stunning collection of beachfront apartments that blend the simplicity once found in a traditional coastal shack with luxurious apartments, superior finishes and a unique approach to resident amenities.

The exterior design features uncluttered lines and curved corners to take advantage of the prime corner location of Petrie Street and Marine Parade. The site directly overlooks Greenmount Beach and Rainbow Bay and each apartment offers spectacular ocean views of the pointbreak and the Gold Coast.

There will be 12 levels plus three levels of basement parking will provide at least two car parks for each apartment.

Apartments are available in two, three and four-bedroom formats and are priced from $1.175 million.

 

 

 

 

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