Beyond Brisbane: affordable hotspots in the Sunshine State

first_imgThere’s plenty to love about Brisbane, but as the city’s appeal grows, its affordable options are shrinking. While it’s good news for those already on the Brisbane property ladder, it may be time for bargain-hunters to search further afield.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:57Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:57 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy 2019 is a good time to buy property01:57Once a haven for priced-out investors from Sydney and Melbourne, Australia’s third-largest city is on its way towards narrowing the price gap. Forecasters, BIS Oxford Economics, expect Brisbane to outperform the other capitals in terms of price growth in the near future, with a 13 per cent increase predicted by 2021.With its enviable climate, laid-back lifestyle and dazzling coastline, the Sunshine State has plenty to love beyond its capital city, and savvy buyers are already on the case.The Sunshine State has plenty to offer beyond its capital. Picture: Newport, suppliedThe top 10 growth suburbs in Queensland for 2018 were all outside of the city, according to the latest data from are some Queensland regions rightfully earning their stripes as growth suburbs.Moreton BayHalfway between the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast, Moreton Bay is enjoying its time in the sun, with annual growth topping 20 per cent across many of its regions. Along with a boom in local employment opportunities, the completion of the Moreton Bay Rail Link provides locals with an easy connection to jobs in Brisbane and Northlakes.On the water, Newport, Moreton Bay has the well-heeled crowd paying attention, with new luxury waterfront homes, golf courses, boutiques and alfresco eateries proposed for the Newport Town Centre.This waterfront community has direct boat access to Moreton Bay. Picture: SuppliedResidents here have the opportunity to live car-free, with schools, retail, entertainment and employment options all within walking distance, and the nearby train station connected via a walkway and cycleway.Sunshine CoastThe Sunshine Coast is much more than a holidaymaker’s dream – according to official council forecasts, the area is predicted to house an extra 385,000 people by 2026. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year and access to the scenic hinterland and stunning coastline, it’s no wonder so many Australians are making the move north.Mainwaring Collection at Brightwater, just a short drive from beaches and Mooloolaba’s amenities, offer residents high quality, low maintenance living options that give them freedom to enjoy the Sunshine Coast lifestyle. The Mainwaring Collection gives residents the freedom to enjoy the Sunshine Coast lifestyle. Picture: SuppliedThe Central Kawana region is also on the rise, slated to become a $5 billion world-class destination, offering the lakeside and beachfront residential communities of Bokarina Beach and Birtinya, along with a new health precinct, town centre and retirement village.Gold CoastLiving up to its name in more ways than one, the Gold Coast’s local economy is thriving, and with it, a host of new communities. There are several proving that there’s more to the Gold Coast than its glittering beaches, spreading development from the coast up along the banks of the Coomera River and into the foothills of Mount Tambourine.Foreshore Coomera is surrounded by stunning parklands and offers its residents world-class facilities. Picture: SuppliedForeshore Coomera is an up-and-coming riverside enclave, offering easy access to the buzz of the Gold Coast, and to Brisbane, via nearby Coomera train station, with community facilities and parklands replacing city crowds and price tags.Whether by the sea, river or mountains, one feature shared by many of Queensland’s new residential developments is the focus on lifestyle and value. As the influx of new development and infrastructure spreads beyond the cities and longstanding regional hubs, the future is bright for the Sunshine State.Research from compares the growth in median house price using Hometrack data, 12 months to Dec-18.last_img

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