HTW notes strong growth in Gold Coast land values

HTW notes strong growth in Gold Coast land values
HTW notes strong growth in Gold Coast land values

A report has found land values in the Gold Coast region have seen strong growth with Mermaid Waters, Mermaid Beach and Broadbeach Waters all seeing an increase in land values from between 25% to 30% through June 2015.

According to the Herron Todd White June 2015 update, official land values on the Gold Coast are reported to have increased by 10.7% over the past year, marking an upward swing in the local property market with prices "well off the bottom across all residential property categories".

The report cited the recent resale of 145 Allambi Avenue, Broadbeach Waters for $1,015,000 which sold for $760,000 in August 2013, with no additional improvements to the property made.

According to its data, purchasers still favour the sub $500,000 price bracket which accounts for 71.5% of transactions, compared to 23.5% for $500,000 to $1 million and 5% over $1 million. 

The HTW report noted the Gold Coast was one of the hardest hit regions of Australia following the GFC, with mortgagee in possession sale rates running above 6%. 

"However, that all seems to be well behind us now as the property market has recovered and turned upwards.

"Prices are well off the bottom across all residential property categories."

It nominated six reasons underpinning the recovery in positive economic changes driving the property market on the Gold Coast:

• Increasing population. Current Gold Coast population is now at 535,000 (source: Gold Coast City Council web site) with projections of a population of circa 680,000 by 2021 (source: Queensland Office of Economy and Statistical Research Population Prediction Report dated 2011).

• Tourism is back stimulated by the lower Australian dollar and strengthened by new international flights direct to China and other parts of Asia.

• Increase in building development and infrastructure projects.

• Increase in number of new homes being built and apparent increase in number of substantial renovations of dwellings.

• Increased international investors including the very influential and growing Chinese investment market and cashed up Auckland based Kiwis.

• Increased interstate buyers with many cashed up investors from the very buoyant Melbourne and Sydney markets.

• Predictions of improving employment in the tourism sector and also boosted by the impending 2018 Commonwealth Games. 

 

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HTW notes strong growth in Gold Coast land values

The prestige market was on the improve with overseas investors, locals and those from interstate preferring waterfront property and the limited luxury units are on the market.

 Examples of sales in 2015 include: 

HTW notes strong growth in Gold Coast land values 

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HTW notes strong growth in Gold Coast land values

Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford

Michael is the real estate reporter for western Sydney and loves writing about homes and the people who live in them. A former production editor and news journalist, he enjoys writing about real-world property purchases as well as aspirational buys and builds. Following a recent move from Sydney’s northern beaches, Michael now actually enjoys commuting.

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