The property market on the Sunshine Coast is a buyer’s dream right now. With indicators showing it is significantly cheaper to buy than rent, it’s the perfect time to make your move into this amazing part of Queensland.
Property can be an especially attractive investment because it is relatively affordable and as a result, tends to draw in first homebuyers and investors. So, if that sounds like you, the time is ripe to make your move, but be aware, it won’t last long.
Investor information: regions of the Sunshine Coast
You’re spoilt for choice when you live on the Sunshine Coast.
Whether you love the beach or prefer to spend your days amongst the trees, nature is all around you and this is a draw card for all who call this region of Queensland their home.
With a population of just over 330,000 and located on the east coast of Australia the mix of sun, surf and hinterland is just spot on. There are so many pockets to investigate and something for everyone, whether you are a young family or seeking a new home with a relaxed lifestyle and lovely weather.
Noosa Heads is famous for its Hasting’s Street shopping strip and posh cafes, but is also home to one of the most amazing beaches in Australia. Pelican Waters is fabulous for families and then there’s Coolum, Maroochydore and Mooloolaba, which are both popular gorgeous beachside towns. Between them they offer you white sandy beaches, plenty of quaint cafes and restaurants plus the convenience of large shopping centres. But don’t forget about the beautiful Maroochy River.
If you are after a bit more acreage, Eudlo in the hinterlands is a cute place to set up home, so too is Montville, and larger properties are also available in Mountain Creek.
When we talk about the Sunshine Coast, we cannot forget the ‘world famous’ Eumundi markets, located in Eumundi. This market, run twice a week, is a popular attraction for both tourists and locals and offers its visitors over 1000 arts and crafts stalls, fabulous local produce, yummy food and world-class music. Even if Eumundi is not the area you choose to call home, you’ll definitely make it a second home.
Of course the Sunshine Coast is not complete without mention of Australia Zoo, just 15km outside of town.
In fact there are so many options available and suburbs to choose from, the tricky part will be deciding which post code you prefer. When you think that you have had enough of the beach for one day, a short 10 minute drive will see you with a whole new scenery awaiting your investigation.
With primary and secondary schools in close proximity, as well as a University and a growing number of employment opportunities close to hand, what’s not to love about the Sunshine Coast?
So what’s causing the sudden surge in interest to this area of Queensland?? Other than the surroundings, which speak for themselves, more recently, new major infrastructure projects have not only generated jobs but also given the local economy a spark and the flow on effect is proving positive. A new University Hospital in Kawana plus an adjacent health precinct and major residential developments are amongst the changes coming.
Let’s not forget the Sunshine Coast Airport expansion, which has made travelling to and from this area so much easier. Some of the major town centres are also on the receiving end of new developments including Sippy Downs and Maroochydore.
Need I say more?
How to make the Sunshine Coast your home for life
Demand for property is clearly on the rise. There are plenty of sold signs, fewer properties for sale and with most auctions selling, it wont be long before prices soar.
The good news is that it is still early days. There are plenty of affordable homes for families and investors still to be found in the region and with property demand on the rise, it’s resulting in a higher rental income and capital gains on homes.
It’s definitely a buyers market so whether you are seeking an investment property or looking to upgrade to a brand new home, there are plenty of choices available. Buying off the plan into an area soon to become a new estate or purchasing a house and land package are options available to you right now. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking into a brand new home and that dream can now become a reality.
Leverage off the experience that local homebuilders can offer and you’ll soon see that the process to building a new home that meets every one of your requirements, is just a phone call away. The team at Dixon Homes can help you get the perfect deal for your budget and needs.
If investment properties are more attune to your current intensions, it’s promising to note that demand is also on the rise due to low supply, and that means a greater return for you.
It’s time to get moving and seriously consider a move north, where the Sunshine Coast property market is glowing.