Surfers Paradise the most searched Gold Coast location in 2018 on realestate.com.au

Surfers Paradise the most searched Gold Coast location in 2018 on realestate.com.au
Surfers Paradise the most searched Gold Coast location in 2018 on realestate.com.au

The latest realestate.com.au data shows Surfers Paradise topped the Gold Coast's list of most searched suburbs on the property website.

House hunters searched it 267,709 times in the period from January to November last year.

Southport came in second with 221,455 searches followed by Burleigh Heads (216,466), Broadbeach (211,355) and Palm Beach (194,176).

location and affordability made the suburb so popular.

“I would say we’re the most affordable beachside suburb not only in Queensland but Australia,” Mrs Keegan said.

She said some apartments were listed for as little as $300,000 and with cafes, restaurants and the beach so close, people could not go past it.

“I’d probably say mainly apartments (were searched) because most people would have that postcard picture of Surfers Paradise in their minds,” she said.

“Tourism here is the strongest it’s ever been and I can’t see it slowing down.”

Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Sherry Smith believed interstate buyers were driving demand in Surfers Paradise because lifestyle and prices were attracting them.

An example of an apartment in the $300,000 range is 1/34 Monaco Street, Surfers Paradise (pictured above).

Set on 577 sqm, the two bedroom one bathroom apartment sold for $340,000.

Built in 1974 the unit last sold in 2016 for $312,500.

Surfers Paradise the most searched Gold Coast location in 2018 on realestate.com.au

Surfers Paradise the most searched Gold Coast location in 2018 on realestate.com.au

Another example of this price range in Surfers Paradise is 3/7 View Avenue (pictured above).

The two bedroom one bathroom apartment sold for $295,000 in late December.

Featuring a balcony with glimpses of the water, the fully renovated East facing unit is only meters from the beach. 

She said Southport was popular because it was attracting investors and families wanting to be close to schools.

Lambert Willcox Estate Agents director Mitchell Lambert said the suburb was not always highly sought-after but the popularity of renovations had attracted people to older properties in need of work.

“We’re still selling houses for record prices and they haven’t stopped going up, and why not? It’s a great area,” he said.

TOP 10 MOST SEARCHED SUBURBS (number searched Jan-Nov 2018)

1. Surfers Paradise — 267,709

2. Southport — 221,455

3. Burleigh Heads — 216,466

4. Broadbeach — 211,355

5. Palm Beach — 194,176

6. Robina — 172,518

7. Hope Island — 162,494

8. Helensvale — 160,887

9. Coolangatta — 139,902

10. Labrador — 124,319

(Source: realestate.com.au)

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