Australian Residential – Gold Coast Property Market in Grip of Spring Fever

October 06, 2016

Gold Coast Property Market in Grip of Spring Fever

Cashed-up interstate buyers are reported to be swarming to the city.

Harcourts Coastal managing director Dane Atherton described the boom as the “perfect storm”, with buyer demand on a par with pre-global financial crisis levels.

“This is by far the busiest spring I’ve ever seen on the Gold Coast,” he said.

“I think previously the Gold Coast hasn’t been as seasonal as other markets.

“Some of my colleagues in Sydney and Melbourne would say spring was their best market but our numbers up here never correlated.’’

Interstate buyers were bringing a new buyer mentality to the Coast.

“They’re bringing the mentality that spring is the best time to buy,” he said.

Meanwhile, REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said the Coast’s property market was heating up, with major events including the Commonwealth Games pushing it.

“We’ve got very low interest rates, low tenancy rates and we’ve got a revival in tourism, especially with the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games,” he said.

“With the Commonwealth Games, there’s a lot of infrastructure to support that and then we’ve got the extension of the light rail out to Helensvale.

“Not only are those events helping the Coast mature every year, but the growing population will also be a big driver in years to come.”


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