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Joanne Wheeler is selling her Bundall home after 15 years. Photo by Richard Gosling

HOUSE prices continue to boom on the Gold Coast with the city now boasting seven million dollar suburbs. Now, a surprise suburb has joined the elite club.

BUNDALL is the latest suburb to join the elite million-dollar club on the Gold Coast, jumping to $1.055 million in the past 12 months.

CoreLogic data shows the 7.7 per cent increase over 124 house sales pushed the central suburb into the exclusive price threshold shared by Mermaid Beach, Main Beach, Broadbeach Waters, Clear Island Waters, Paradise Point and Surfers Paradise.

Bundall’s median house sale price is now $1.05 million.

Bundall’s median house sale price is now $1.05 million.Source: Supplied

As a whole, the Gold Coast also recorded a 7.7 per cent increase in median house sale prices of $630,000 while the median sale price of units increased by 4.2 per cent to $422,000.

Main Beach is still the region’s most expensive suburb, but recorded a slight drop from $1.605 million to $1.520 million over just 12 house sales.

Real estate agent Karen Stewart from McGrath Surfers Paradise, who has handled property sales in Bundall for the past 15 years, said the suburb had clawed back to triumph.

Aerial of Bundall business precinct.

Aerial of Bundall business precinct. Source: Supplied

“Five years ago it was a really tough market, you had sellers that wanted to sell, but the market hadn’t caught up after the GFC,” Ms Stewart said.

“It improved slowly over the last three years but really it’s the past 12 months where it has surpassed.”

Ms Stewart reported a trend towards buyers snapping up then renovating or rebuilding older homes.

“It’s so quiet and you’re out of the more transient suburbs but in 10 minutes you can be in places like Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach,” she said.

“We’ve had a lot of interstate buyers, we’re finding a lot more sales are coming from out of town, but there still is a fifty-fifty ratio of local and visitor buyers.”

REIQ Gold Cost zone chairman John Newlands said Bundall’s swift rise was partly due to its size.

The lake at Evandale Parklands, in Bundall. Photo: Kit Wise

The lake at Evandale Parklands, in Bundall. Photo: Kit Wise Source: News Corp Australia

Artist impression of the proposed Gold Coast Art Gallery which will be built at the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct at Evandale.

Artist impression of the proposed Gold Coast Art Gallery which will be built at the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct at Evandale. Source: Supplied

“Bundall touches a very wide area — it takes in the suburb of Bundall, Sorrento, properties near the racecourse, and then a large base of waterfront properties and that elevates the price point,” Mr Newlands said.

It comes as property prices continue to climb less than 100 days out from the Commonwealth Games, with Willowvale and Currumbin Valley sitting in the $900,000 median house sale price bracket.

Mr Newlands said lifestyle and location factors would help more suburbs crack the million-dollar mark in 2018.

”Mermaid Waters is one — all of those suburbs that are centrally located, only a minute’s drive to the beach, close to shopping centres, boutique places and spots for families to take the children,” Mr Newlands said.

Mermaid Waters is on the up. An aerial view of The Lakes development back in 2015.

Mermaid Waters is on the up. An aerial view of The Lakes development back in 2015. Source: Supplied

Mermaid Waters was the third-highest moving suburb of 2017, recording a 17.2 per cent increase in median house prices to $881,000.

“It’s all about demand, we’re starting to see a return of interstate investors from Sydney and Melbourne, so it’s starting to surge forward with a greater population wanting a waterfront lifestyle,” Mr Newlands said.

According to Ms Stewart, Benowa Waters is also one to watch.

“Benowa Waters has had a massive increase over the past 12 months due to the school catchment area being tightened up,” Ms Stewart said.

<a href="https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-bundall-126791054" target="_blank">Bundall resident Joanne Wheeler has listed her home for $1.49 million. Photo by Richard Gosling</a>

Bundall resident Joanne Wheeler has listed her home for $1.49 million. Photo by Richard Gosling Source: News Limited

<a href="https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-bundall-126791054" target="_blank">The property is recently renovated.</a>

The property is recently renovated.Source: Supplied

Vendors cash in on Bundall boom

Bundall homeowner Joanne Wheeler has listed her waterfront Daimler Drive property after 15 years and stands to sell for double the amount she paid for it.

Ms Wheeler bought the five-bedroom, three-bathroom north east facing house in 2002 for $730,000 — it is now on the market for $1.49 million.

The property is in the central Evandale Estate, close to the Gold Coast Turf Club, Chevron Island, and burgeoning Evandale Parklands.

<a href="https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-bundall-126791054" target="_blank">Ms Wheeler has enjoyed her central location. Photo by Richard Gosling</a>

Ms Wheeler has enjoyed her central location. Photo by Richard GoslingSource: News Limited

“I always thought it was a bit unknown as a residential area, which is part of its appeal, and it’s remained so quiet,” Ms Wheeler said.

“I’m not surprised at the current market really, but I am pretty happy.”

Ms Wheeler, who moved from the UK to Australia 30 years ago, shared her home with her two grown-up children after being lured from Brisbane by the Gold Coast’s waterfront lifestyle.

<a href="https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-bundall-126791054" target="_blank">The waterfront home is described being ideal for entertaining.</a>

The waterfront home is described being ideal for entertaining. Source: Supplied

”Directly where I am it has remained very quiet and unspoilt, although a few blocks have now got duplexes on them,” Ms Wheeler said.

“The area as a whole has changed dramatically, particularly with the cafe precinct and the development of the Gold Coast Arts Centre.”

Before listing her property, Ms Wheeler, who recently retired, made significant renovations including a new pool setting, kitchen and staircase.

“I finished up my work and it’s quite a large property, so I want to downsize, travel more and see family,” Ms Wheeler said.

Originally Published: www.news.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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