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Seaside suburbs the star performers of southeast Queensland property market

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THE lure of affordability, lifestyle and world-class beaches made southeast Queensland’s coastal markets the stars of the property sector in 2017.

THE lure of affordability, lifestyle and world-class beaches made southeast Queensland’s coastal markets the stars of the property sector in 2017, fuelled by a fresh wave of interstate migration.

While home values grew just 2.4 percent in Brisbane over the past 12 months, they jumped nearly 7 percent on the Gold Coast, while houses climbed in value by more than 7 percent on the Sunshine Coast, according to the latest data from property analytics firm CoreLogic.

Half of the top 10 property sales in Queensland last year were made on the Gold Coast; totalling $48.9 million.

And some agents say the markets are set to strengthen further in 2018 as Sydney and Melbourne homeowners cash out of their million-dollar homes in favour of a more laid-back, affordable lifestyle in the tropical north.

The REIQ’s latest Queensland Market Monitor shows the median house price in the Sunshine Coast statistical division jumped from $557,500 in June to $570,000 in September, while the Gold Coast achieved a new house price record of $606,000.

The Queensland government recently declared the number of interstaters migrating to the state was at its highest level in eight years, with 15,716 people moving here in the year to March 2017 — most coming from New South Wales.

CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher said both the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast property markets had benefited from that boost in interstate migration more than Brisbane.

Areas like Broadbeach Waters on the Gold Coast have experienced strong property price growth. Photo: Chris Bashall. Source: Supplied

Areas like Broadbeach Waters on the Gold Coast have experienced strong property price growth. Photo: Chris Bashall. Source: Supplied

 SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher expects both markets to outperform the state’s capital in 2018, writing in his latest Boom and Bust Report that the Gold Coast had a diversified economy and had benefited from the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games.

Ray White Surfers Paradise holds its major auction event of the year later this month to coincide with the January holiday period when many interstate and overseas visitors flock to the Gold Coast.

More than 100 properties will go under the hammer at its annual ‘The Event’ on January 28, with many holiday homes and investment properties set to sell to interstate and local investors.

This house at 80 Admiralty Dr, Surfers Paradise, is going to auction on January 28 through Ray White. Source: Supplied

This house at 80 Admiralty Dr, Surfers Paradise, is going to auction on January 28 through Ray White. Source: Supplied

Ray White Surfers Paradise chief executive Andrew Bell said the region had recorded solid sales figures in 2017 thanks to economic stability, job creation and steady population growth.

Mr Bell said the property market at the northern end of the Gold Coast had strengthened considerably because of new medium and high rise development in areas like Southport and Hope Island.

“That’s where all the new development is and it’s given people a lot more opportunity,” he said.

Mr Bell said suburbs like Coomera and Pimpama were had also become “powerhouses” for house-and-land developments, attracting demand from interstate.

“It’s not just people buying holiday homes,” he said.

“It’s just getting so difficult to live in Sydney with the cost of living and the traffic.

“People are saying ‘it’s time to move!’ and I think they’re seeing the Gold Coast as being the best it’s ever looked.”

And with vacancy rates of less than 1 per cent on the Gold Coast, Mr Bell said an increase in home construction was more than welcome.

“We can have 20 plus people turn up to an open home, so we desperately need more investors to buy some stock to help with this huge demand from tenants,” he said.

Kollosche Prestige Agents managing director Jordan Williams said the Gold Coast property market experienced periods of strength and weakness in 2017, but he predicted a bigger year in 2018.

“I know for a fact that for the last half of last year a lot of buyers were sitting on their hands reading the negative articles that said the market was going to crash,” Mr Williams said. “They’ve bought off me since then and realised its actually going to continue to improve.

“I think it’s going to be an exciting year.”

Mr Williams also said the majority of homes he sold were cash contracts, unlike the pre-GFC days.

“We have very affluent local and interstate buyers who are fourth, fifth and sixth generation wealthy,” he said.

“Our vendors who own these homes are also affluent, successful people and they don’t muck around with finance and building and pest inspections.”

Kristian and Haley Hughes are selling their five-bedroom waterfront home at 31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters through Kollosche Prestige Agents.

They’ve lived there for nearly three years, but have decided to sell and rent in the area so they can use the capital to fund Mrs Hughes’ new make-up venture.

This property at 31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters, is for sale. Source: Supplied

This property at 31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters, is for sale. Source: Supplied

Mrs Hughes, who runs The Institute of Makeup beauty school, said Mermaid Waters had benefited from the growth in popularity of nearby Burleigh Heads.

“I feel it’s becoming the new central location — nestled between Burleigh and Broadbeach,” she said.

The Hughes are hopeful they’ll benefit from the growth in the market over the past 12 months, with the median house price in Mermaid Waters increasing by more than 17 per cent.

The view from the home at 31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters. Source: Supplied

The view from the home at 31 Pilot Court, Mermaid Waters. Source: Supplied

Their family home is decked out with floor-to-ceiling glass, which captures spectacular 180 degree views.

“For someone who wants to make it their forever home, they’ll never run out of room,” she said.

“It was hard finding a place to put an offer on even then, because (homes) were selling before they even went to market.”

Further north, Noosa was the standout performer in 2017.

REIQ figures show Noosa was the state’s top performing market in the three months to September, recording annual house price growth of nearly 10 per cent.

Over the past five years, Noosa’s median house price has jumped by more than 40 per cent.

Main Beach at Noosa. Photo: Chantay Logan. Source: Supplied

Main Beach at Noosa. Photo: Chantay Logan. Source: Supplied

Tom Offermann Real Estate principal Tom Offermann said the company ended 2017 with eight sales averaging $5.9 million each.

The agency sold a sprawling waterfront home with a drive-through boatshed, two jetties and a boat ramp at 29-31 Wyuna Dr, Noosaville, for close to $11.9 million late in 2017 — setting a new record for the area.

This property at 29-31 Wyuna Dr, Noosaville, recently sold for about $11.9m. Source: Supplied

This property at 29-31 Wyuna Dr, Noosaville, recently sold for about $11.9m. Source: Supplied

“It’s not just the prestige properties that buyers are targeting,” Mr Offermann told The Courier-Mail.

“There are good opportunities for buyers at all levels who want to invest or live here.”

Another driving factor behind demand for the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast markets is a lack of stock, but BIS Oxford Economics expects rising supply over the next three years to slow forecast price growth.

Another coastal market in Queensland that performed better than expected in 2017 was Cairns.

BIS Oxford Economics noted Cairns had benefited from improved tourism and a deficiency of dwellings, which was estimated to have pushed the median house price up by 20 per cent in the past five years.

It expects home prices to grow another five per cent until 2020.

Originally published: www.goldcoastinvestor.com.au

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Karam Group matches HomeBuilder grant for first home buyers at Maasra

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Karam Group has announced it will match the Queensland Government’s first home owners’ grant with an additional $15,000 for first home buyers purchasing eligible apartments

Brisbane developer Karam Group has announced it will match the state’s first home owners’ grant with an additional $15,000 for first home buyers who purchase an eligible apartment at their Coorparoo project, Maasra Apartments.

The $15,000 Developer Grant will see eligible first home buyers receive up to $45,000 towards their new home, with the development also qualifying for the Federal Government’s $15,000 HomeBuilder grant.

Hindmarsh Construction Australia has started work on a $102 million mixed use development in Coorparoo, qualifying the project for the federal government’s HomeBuilder grant.

Karam Group director Anthony Karam said he was pleased to announce the additional grant to help first home buyers get their foot in the door of a brand-new apartment.

“This is a terrific opportunity for first-time buyers to get into the market, as saving this kind of money takes most people years,” he said.

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Designed by HAL Architects, Maasra offers residents access to a podium recreational space with multiple resort-style entertainment areas at an entry-price of $399,000.

Amenities include a 25-metre pool with timber decking, sun beds, beautifully landscaped surrounds, a residents’ lounge, a gym, and retail space on the ground floor.

“Maasra Apartments in Coorparoo is perfectly positioned for eligible first home buyers wanting to purchase a quality apartment in a prime city location,” TOTAL Property Group managing director Adrian Parsons said.

The apartment’s inner-city fringe location of Coorparoo appeals to young professionals seeking to buy an apartment in an area with transport infrastructure and lifestyle offerings on its doorstep.

Parsons claimed the area was one of Brisbane’s most vibrant lifestyle hubs.

Other residential developments near Coorparoo on the market right now

“The Brisbane property market is currently in its prime,” Parsons said.

With the advantage of flexible working arrangements and Queensland’s desirable climate, affordability and lifestyle, Brisbane is a very attractive place to live.

1. Cello, GREENSLOPES
Address: 5-9 Flora Street, GREENSLOPES QLD 4120
One-bedroom apartments from $349,000

Karam Group

CS Development Group’s Cello Apartments is the latest addition to Brisbane’s suburb of GREENSLOPES. Offering residences in one, two and three-bedroom configurations, this development is the ideal home for buyers searching for properties with exceptional on-site amenities.

These amenities include a swimming pool, gym, on-site library, rooftop observation deck and multi-purpose space.

2. Minnippi Quarter, Carina
Address: 193 Fursden Road, Carina QLD 4152
One-bedroom apartments from $415,000

Karam Group

Located next to the Minnippi Parklands is Frasers Property’s latest masterplanned community, Minnippi Quarter. Situated on a large, newly developed site, residents will have access to 6000 square metres of private parkland and precinct parks.

Each property in the development offers open-plan living, natural light and a full suite of resort-style amenities, including a 25-metre infinity edge lap pool and a fully equipped gym.

 

Article Source: www.urban.com.au

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Surf legend Mick Fanning lists Coolangatta apartment block

Surf legend Mick Fanning

Surfing royalty Mick Fanning has listed a Coolangatta apartment block he’s renovated since buying 14 years ago.

Fanning, who stepped away from professional surfing in 2018 having won three world championships over his near two decade professional career, paid $3.1 million for the tired 1980s brick block in 2007.

Surf legend Mick Fanning

Now the Boundary Street building has a coastal white facade and each of the units and granny flats have been renovated.

There are two three bedroom apartments, one on the ground level and one on the second level.

Each unit has its own granny flat at the rear of the 505 sqm block. There’s a blank canvas back yard and two garages.

Surf legend Mick Fanning

LJ Hooker Palm Beach agents David Lonie and Mishy Canning suggest the building can provide four incomes streams, around $770 to $800 a week for each apartment and $470 to $500 a week for the two granny flats.

Lonie and Canning have a February 7 auction on site at the block which is footsteps to Snapper Rocks. They advise there is potential for separate sales of the apartments.

Fanning will retain a foothold on the street. He owns the block of four two doors down, which he bought for $1.2 million in 2006, and the block next door to that, secured in 2005 for $1.39 million.

Coolangatta’s newest developments

Miles Residences Kirra Point

Address: Corner Miles Street and Marine Paradise, Kirra QLD 4225
Prices from: $545,000

Surf legend Mick Fanning

Miles Residences at Kirra Point, the luxury redevelopment of the Kirra Beach Hotel by KTQ Group, is Coolangatta’s most impressive new developments. Already nearly 50 per cent of the 118 apartments have sold since their launch in December.

Designed by Woods Bagot, the project, which includes a pub and pavilion, is set to be completed in early 2023.

Maya Kirra Beach

Address: 1 Coyne Street, Coolangatta QLD 4225
Prices from: $1.93 million

Surf legend Mick Fanning

Only a few residences remain in the top end Maya Kirra Beach block of just 15 three and four bedroom residences. The building, developed by Spyre Group and completed in September 2020, only has four bedroom apartments left starting at $1.93 million.

 

Article Source: www.urban.com.au

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Commercial Market Update – Gold Coast Cityscope January 2021

The latest research from Gold Coast Cityscope shows property sale figures have increased over the past three months. Sales recorded in the three months to December 2020 recorded 41 sales for a total of $95.2 million. Of this, $54.3 million was for commercial, $13.7 million was for commercial strata, $6 million was for retail, $14.9 million was for retail strata and $6.2 million was for other.

In comparison, the three months to September 2020 recorded 19 sales for a total of $59.4 million. Of this, $3.8 million was for commercial, $3.6 million was for commercial strata, $9.3 million was for retail, $1.5 million was for retail strata and $41.2 million was for other.

The latest data raises the 12-month total to over $340.7 million, over $200.4 million less than the previous 12-month period.

The table below shows sales recorded for the past eight updates of Gold Coast Cityscope:

Commercial Market Update

The most significant sales recorded this quarter together totalled over $54.63 million.

Acuity Business Park Building 1 was sold off-market for just over $41.29 million to 209 Robina Pty Ltd as trustee for the 209 Robina Trust. The four-storey building comprises 5,937 sqm of space and was completed in mid-2020; tenants include Metricon, Medrecruit and Intrapac Property. Mike Walsh and Peter Court of Cushman & Wakefield Gold Coast negotiated the sale, which represents an initial yield of 6.5% on passing income of $2,684,303.96.

The entire 1,510 sqm third floor of Eastside Robina, plus a 27 sqm cafe on the ground floor have been purchased for just over $7.234 million by Agroha Dham Pty Ltd as trustee for the KL Eastside Unit Trust. Steven King and Tony Wang Colliers International and Mark Witheriff of CBRE Gold Coast negotiated the sale, which represented an initial yield of 9.75% on a passing income of $705,000 (net).

Eleven units at 38 Cavill Avenue were purchased together for $6.1 million by Cavill Avenue Holdings Pty Ltd as trustee for BM Coast Holdings Trust. Steven King and James Crawford of Colliers International Gold Coast negotiated the sale. The units, comprising lots 1 to 11, were advertised with a net income of $405,155, which represents an initial yield of 6.64% on a passing income of $405,155 (net).

Commercial Market Update

Properties currently listed for sale include:

  • Surfers Paradise Beach Units – six storeys with 16 one and two-bedroom holiday units (6 one-bedroom; 10 two-bedroom) above ground floor parking. Scheduled for auction January 21, 2021; agent, Amir Prestige Property Agents (Matthew Biviano).
  • 21-27 Davenport Street, Southport – a two-storey, 490 sqm retail and office building. For sale with an asking price of $980,000; agent, Raine & Horne Commercial Gold Coast. The property was advertised with a gross income of $118,000.
  • 25 Griffith Street, Coolangatta – a two-storey building with a ground floor retail shop and a three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence upstairs. Building area, 348 sqm. The property includes a swimming pool and two-car garage to the rear. For sale with an asking price of $2.9 million; agent, Tsimos Commercial Real Estate (John Black).

Properties currently under contract (conditionally or unconditionally) include:

  • 1 Paddington Place, Robina, a 4,040 sqm vacant site. Under contract unconditionally with an extended settlement period expected; agent, Colliers International Gold Coast (James Crawford).
  • 6 Short Street, Southport – a two-storey, 811 sqm office building with basement car parking for 16 vehicles. Under contract; agent, Colliers International Gold Coast (Steven King). The property was advertised with a net income of around $99,358 per annum.
  • 44 Thomas Drive, Chevron Island – a two-storey, 281 sqm retail/office building with frontages to Thomas Drive and Karloo Street. Under contract in with settlement expected January 2021; agent, Raine & Horne Commercial Gold Coast (David Task and Michael Parisi). The property was advertised with a fully leased gross income of $172,932.72.

 

Article Source: www.corelogic.com.au

 

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