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It’s not hard to see why so many overseas buyers were keen on Surfers Paradise. Picture: Nigel HalletSource:News Corp Australia

THESE are the suburbs where foreign buyers are most keen to own a slice of Queensland

OVERSEAS based buyers are keen on securing properties in Surfers Paradise more than any other part of Queensland.

New analysis of where foreign buyers search for properties in Queensland is dominated by beachside suburbs and those close to universities.

And while many think that China-based buyers are the group buying up big in our market, it is actually potential buyers from New Zealand who are searching in Queensland more than those from any other country.

In the past six months, there were 29,494 overseas-based buyers who searched for properties in Surfers Paradise on realestate.com.au.

Noosa was also a popular search location for buyers based overseas. Picture: Lachie Millard

Noosa was also a popular search location for buyers based overseas. Picture: Lachie MillardSource:News Corp Australia

The second most popular area was Noosa, which chalked up 19,687 searches followed by Broadbeach with 18,751.

St Lucia, home to the University of Queensland, was the most searched Brisbane suburb with 18,199 searches by overseas buyers in the past six months.

REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said while holiday hot spots were popular, Queensland’s universities had earned a strong reputation and many overseas parents wanted their children to do their study here.

As a result plenty were searching suburbs including St Lucia and Indooroopilly for places for their children to live while they studied.

Ms Conisbee said buying close to good universities was a key criteria for potential buyers from China and Singapore.

“They are very education focused,’’ she said, “while the rest of the world is all looking for Queensland beach suburbs.’’

Ms Conisbee said New Zealanders were particularly keen on searching in beach suburbs and didn’t restrict themselves to the southeast corner.

She said the restrictions on Chinese buyers moving money out of the country had, had an impact on how many were looking at property in Australia, although Queensland had not felt the downturn as much as other states.

Being close to major universities such as the University of Queensland was important to overseas buyers.

Being close to major universities such as the University of Queensland was important to overseas buyers.Source:Supplied

“We have seen a drop off of about 25 per cent nationally,’’ she said.

“What is interesting though is Queensland has been the least affected. In Sydney it dropped about 44 per cent, in southeast Queensland it only dropped off around 10 per cent.

“I don’t know why, maybe Sydney is now considered too expensive, Queensland has been pretty affordable.’’

Ray White Surfers Paradise CEO Andrew Bell was not surprised Surfers Paradise was on the radar of overseas buyer.

He said it had the highest profile of any suburb on the Gold Coast and it was a natural magnet for many overseas tourists.

“I would suggest that when we consider buying it is natural to want to be as close to or part of all of those significant lifestyle choices that happen in central locations,’’ he said.

Mr Bell said it also had a wide variety of property types and price ranges so was appealing to a broad cross section of buyers.

He said there were a lot of new buildings under development at Surfers Paradise which meant it was the easiest buying option for foreign buyers.

Not only because it was easier to get foreign investment approval, but because it could be safely locked up and left when they weren’t in the country

“Most of our foreign purchasers are people who do not move here permanently but simply choose to have a holiday home here,’’ he said.

John Newlands of Professionals Surfers Paradise said the area had all the amenity international travellers and buyers were looking for.

From restaurants and high end hotels to the casino and golf courses plus high end international retailers.

Mr Newlands agreed it was mainly investors and holiday makers buying at Surfers Paradise with not so many overseas based buyers making a permanent move there.

Under Australian legislation foreign persons need to apply for foreign investment approval before buying residential real estate in Australia.

It is generally for newly built properties with an aim of their investment helping to create construction industry jobs.

Since May last year any foreign owner who leaves their property unoccupied for more than six months within a year will be charged an annual vacancy charge.

While foreign buyers are generally not allowed to buy existing properties in Australia those who are temporary residents and need a place to live can purchase as long as they sell the property when they leave Australia.

Temporary residents cannot buy established properties to rent out or for use as a holiday home.

SUBURBS MOST SEARCHED BY FOREIGN BUYERS

Surfers Paradise – 29,494

Noosa Heads – 19,687

Broadbeach – 18,751

St Lucia – 18,199

Southport – 18,134

Mooloolaba – 16,092

Burleigh Heads – 14,765

Indooroopilly – 14,142

Robina – 12,921

New Farm – 12,668

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Hong Kong

Philippines

Canada

Singapore

Japan

China

South Africa

Source: realestate.com.au

Originally published: brisbaneinvestor.com.au

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Top 68 suburbs for growth in Queensland revealed

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Top 68 suburbs for growth in Queensland revealed. New data has shown the top 68 suburbs in Queensland for capital growth over the last 12 months to June, with the number one spot reaching triple digits.

Top 68 suburbs for growth in Queensland revealed

Outlined in the Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s Queensland Market Monitor report, REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said despite the ‘doom and gloom’ of the property market, there are still locations that are seeing large gains in profitability.

“A total of 68 suburbs throughout Queensland have delivered double-digit growth over 12 months, which is a really strong result,” Ms Mercorella said.

“And there are many more suburbs delivering strong single-digit growth. It’s a great market to be in at the moment.”

While south-east Queensland saw a lot of attention, there were some high growth suburbs found in central and northern Queensland.

The area with the strongest growth was Blackwater, which saw a rise of 151 per cent growth, which Ms Mercorella attributed to the resurgence of coal prices.

Aside from Blackwater, 10 other suburbs saw growth over 20 percent. These included:

  • Spring Mountain with growth of 103.6 per cent;
  • Collinsville with growth of 46.2 per cent;
  • Minyama with growth of 45.8 per cent;
  • Hamilton with growth of 32.9 per cent;
  • Hollywell with growth of 30.5 per cent;
  • Miles with growth of 23.5 per cent;
  • Mount Coolum with growth of 21.9 per cent;
  • Dundowran beach with growth of 21.5 per cent;
  • Boonah with growth of 21.3 per cent; and
  • Idalia with growth of 21.3 per cent.

Ms Mercorella said the top 11 suburbs were indicative of steady growth across the state, but warned against calling it a ‘boom’.

“While we’re definitely seeing prices come back in western Queensland mining towns, such as Blackwater, these prices are still below their peak,” she said.

It’s unlikely we’ll see a return to pre-2013 prices in those areas anytime soon.”

South-east Queensland

While the top 11 suburbs show a spread of high growth suburbs through the state, 41 suburbs out of the 68 are located in the ever-popular south east corner of Queensland.

Of these, 15 suburbs were located in the Sunshine Coast region, with the highest growing being Minyama, which ranked fourth overall.

The Brisbane region also saw a large number of high performing suburbs at 13. Hamilton was the region’s best performer and fifth overall.

Next was Ipswich with six suburbs, then the Gold Coast with four, Moreton Bay with three, while Redland and Logan suburbs did not rank.

Regional Queensland

Outside of south east Queensland, 27 regional suburbs ranked on the list, with the Townsville region recording four suburbs. Its highest performer was Idalia, which ranked 11th overall.

Next were the Cairns and Gympie regions, both recording three suburbs each. Cairns’ top performer was Palm Cove, which ranked 26th overall, while Cooloola Cove was Gympie’s top performer, which ranked 42nd overall.

While only recording one suburb, the Whitsunday region’s Collinsville ranked third overall.

The Bundaberg and Toowoomba regions both recorded two top suburbs, while the Banana, Charters Towers, Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Isaac, Livingstone, Mackay, Rocky, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Western Downs regions all had one top suburb each

Top 68 suburbs for growth in Queensland revealed

Top 68 suburbs for growth in Queensland revealed

The top 68 suburbs which experienced double digit growth over the last year to June 2018, according to the REIQ, are:

Rank Suburb Median price Capital growth over 12 months (as a percentage)
1 Blackwater $94,250 151.3%
2 Spring Mountain $450,000 103.6%
3 Collinsville $95,000 46.2%
4 Minyama $1,310,000 45.8%
5 Hamilton $1,442,000 32.9%
6 Hollywell $810,000 30.5%
7 Miles $148,250 23.5%
8 Mount Coolum $670,000 21.9%
9 Dundowran Beach $607,000 21.5%
10 Boonah $324,500 21.3%
11 Idalia $485,000 21.3%
12 Rasmussen $347,500 19.9%
13 Yaroomba $749,000 19.7%
14 Biloela $272,750 18.6%
15 Burnett Heads $317,000 18.1%
16 Tivoli $295,000 18.0%
17 Cashmere $690,000 18.0%
18 Walloon $370,000 16.7%
19 Sunshine Beach $1,400,000 16.7%
20 Noosa Heads $1,070,000 16.0%
21 Hope Island $739,750 15.7%
22 Ripley $374,000 15.4%
23 Sandgate $705,000 15.2%
24 North Ward $575,000 15.0%
25 Paddington $1,150,000 14.7%
26 Palm Cove $606,000 14.3%
27 Charters Towers City $142,500 14.0%
28 Pelican Waters $761,000 13.9%
29 Cooee Bay $313,000 13.8%
30 Mount Ommaney $944,000 13.7%
31 Fernvale $357,500 13.5%
32 The Range $380,000 13.4%
33 Landsborough $432,500 13.4%
34 Sunnybank $832,500 13.3%
35 North Mackay $270,000 13.2%
36 Whitfield $540,000 13.1%
37 Graceville $932,500 13.0%
38 Hendra $1,100,000 12.7%
39 Shorncliffe $840,000 12.4%
40 Moranbah $185,000 12.1%
41 Coes Creek $442,500 12.0%
42 Cooloola Cove $317,500 12.0%
43 Battery Hill $578,000 12.0%
44 Seven Hills $940,000 11.9%
45 Nundah $755,000 11.9%
46 Monkland $240,000 11.6%
47 Bongaree $470,000 11.6%
48 Clifton Beach $557,500 11.5%
49 Maroochydore $639,000 11.2%
50 Twin Waters $823,000 11.2%
51 Cambooya $322,500 11.2%
52 Tewantin $572,500 11.2%
53 Coolum Beach $675,250 11.2%
54 Kedron $744,500 11.1%
55 Sunrise Beach $820,000 11.0%
56 Oakey $241,500 11.0%
57 D’aguilar $416,000 10.9%
58 Mountain Creek $610,000 10.9%
59 Flinders View $371,500 10.9%
60 Highland Park $570,000 10.7%
61 Rosewood $291,000 10.7%
62 Bulimba $1,300,000 10.6%
63 Kirkwood $353,500 10.5%
64 Woodgate $402,500 10.3%
65 Railway Estate $309,500 10.1%
66 Auchenflower $1,070,000 10.0%
67 Rainbow Beach $489,500 10.0%
68 Ormeau Hills $530,000 10.0%

Source: brisbaneinvestor.com.au

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Four Gold Coast suburbs see double digit property price growth

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Four Gold Coast suburbs see double-digit property price growth. The property price boom has continued on the Gold Coast, with four suburbs seeing massive double-digit growth over the last 12 months.

Almost 70 Queensland suburbs delivered double-digit growth over the 12 months to June, according to the latest research from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland.

The waterfront suburb of Hollywell was the best performer on the Gold Coast, coming in at sixth with a capital growth of 30.5 per cent.

The median house price in the area is now around $810,000.

Hope Island came in 21st with prices increasing 15.7% to a median of $739,750.

Highland Park ranked 60th an increase of 10.7% to $570,00 while Ormeau Hills scraped in at 70th with 10% increase to $530,000.

REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said while many headlines predicted doom and gloom for the property market, the reality was very different with many markets in Queensland performing exceptionally well.

“A total of 68 suburbs throughout Queensland have delivered double-digit growth over 12 months, which is a really strong result,” she said.

“And there are many more suburbs delivering strong single-digit growth. It’s a great market to be in at the moment.”

She said it was good to see the suburbs delivering good growth are not all focused in the southeast corner.

“This spread of suburbs is a good indication that Queensland real estate is delivering steady sustainable growth across the board. We’re seeing growth outside the southeast corner,” Ms Mercorella said.

Four Gold Coast suburbs see double digit property price growth

List of Top Performing Suburbs in Queensland (Supplied REIQ)

Four Gold Coast suburbs see double-digit property price growth

Reference: MyGC.com.au

 

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Gold Coast Athletes’ Village Get New Name, Hits the Market

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Gold Coast Athletes’ Village Get New Name, Hits the Market

Gold Coast Athletes’ Village Get New Name, Hits the Market. The former site of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village looks set to become a thriving community “unlike anything the Gold Coast has seen”.

In a first for the Gold Coast, all 1,251 apartments and townhouses in the $550 million Grocon-built Athletes’ Village will be offered solely for long-term rent.

The new residential and retail centre will include 18 apartment buildings, 82 double-storey townhouses and will be called “Smith Collective”.

At the heart of the precinct will be a 6,280sq m retail and dining hub, with major supermarket chain Woolworths and retail giant BWS already securing tenancies.

The land is still formally owned by the state government and held under a lease agreement to a company jointly controlled by developer Grocon and global investment bank UBS.

Gold Coast Athletes’ Village Get New Name, Hits the Market

 

Gold Coast Athletes’ Village Get New Name, Hits The Market

Gold Coast Athletes’ Village Get New Name, Hits the Market. All 1251 apartments in the former athletes village will be offered solely for long-term rent

Michael Woodrow, executive director of Smith Collective project manager UBS Asset Management, said international trends showed people were increasingly willing to forgo homeownership in favour of the quality of lifestyle and location offered by precincts such as Smith Collective.

“Research shows that while an increasing number of people want to live where they work, shop and play, they also yearn for the security of long-term leases and ability to add personal touches to their homes,” Woodrow said.

“By maintaining ownership of Smith Collective’s residential offering, we are able to grant those wishes and help our residents and retailers build a sense of community often lost within large-scale urban developments.”

Woodrow highlighted that Smith Collective’s new name was relatable and reflective of the future community.

“As the most common surname in Australia and one of the 10 most common in the world, ‘Smith’ highlights that the community really is for everyone,” Woodrow said.

The name was also chosen as a geographical link to the Smith Street Motorway, which the complex is situated on.

Set among seven hectares of parkland, the community is located within close proximity to Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus, Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast Private Hospital and the Southport CBD.

Global real estate services company JLL has been appointed to manage the site with dwellings set to be released in stages as the community grows.

A community of 2,500 academics, students, scientists, doctors and nurses is expected once complete.

Internal works, on the “bright and airy” self-contained apartments and townhouses, are set to be completed in December.

Source: theurbandeveloper.com

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