Qld’s “billion dollar club” suburb named in Australia’s top 10 – realestate.com.au

Qld’s “billion dollar club” suburb named in Australia’s top 10 - realestate.com.au

A Queensland suburb has been named in Australia’s “billion greenback membership” for 2022, racking up the third highest whole worth in gross sales within the nation.

Surfers Paradise, which recorded a complete gross sales worth in extra of $1.079 billion final 12 months, was third on the nationwide checklist behind Mossman in Sydney ($1.65bn) and Brighton in Melbourne ($1.42bn), based on information from PropTrack.

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Additionally making the nationwide prime 10 checklist had been the Victorian suburbs of Kew, Glen Waverley, Toorak and Mount Waverley, and the NSW suburb of Port Macquarie, Citadel Hill and St Ives.

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This Toorak mansion could have bought for over $80m in 2022 however Surfers Paradise racked up extra whole gross sales. Image: Jake Nowakowski


PropTrack senior economist Eleanor Creagh stated the info captured the suburbs with the best whole worth in gross sales.

However those self same huge hitting suburbs have additionally taken a knock because the peak of the pandemic property growth, with locations like Surfers Paradise recording a 27 per cent drop in whole gross sales in 2022 in comparison with 2021.

The entire worth of gross sales in 2022 was $1.079bn in comparison with $1.47bn in 2021, the info reveals.

PropTrack senior economist Eleanor Creagh


Ray White Surfers Paradise agent Jordan Thams stated the native market remained robust however inventory was an enormous subject.

“It’s due to an absence of provide and we’re nonetheless getting robust demand from interstate,” he stated.

“There are a number of causes for that lack of provide however the primary one is that lots of flats in Surfers Paradise have been investments and house owners are getting file returns on vacation lets.

“And lots of the funding properties we did promote had been to proprietor occupiers so there simply isn’t sufficient inventory to promote so once they do promote, they sells effectively.”

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The information reveals that the highest regional suburbs nationally – not together with metro places – had been Surfers Paradise, Port Macquarie, Buderim, Southport, Hope Island, Palm Seaside, Maroochydore, Robina, Orange and Higher Coomera, with whole gross sales starting from $502,290,975 to $1.79 billion.

However the evaluation additionally reveals that uncertainty available in the market and diminished borrowing capability attributable to rising rates of interest is having a knock-on impact, with whole gross sales values in Hope Island, for instance, down 30 per cent in 2022 in comparison with 2021.

Ms Creagh stated this could possibly be as a result of sellers had been being compelled to fulfill the market or had been merely holding off on itemizing their properties subsequently additional lowering the accessible inventory in the marketplace.

“Borrowing capability for would-be patrons has been constrained by round 30 per cent which can probably weigh additional on home costs,” she stated.

“We predict one other fee rise (in February) but when the RBA can hit pause within the first half of this 12 months, we might anticipate to see any worth falls ease and the market to stabilise.”

And there may be some “constructive demand results” that ought to cushion any main blows, Ms Creagh stated.

“We nonetheless have tight rental markets and worldwide scholar migration which can offset a few of that downward stress,” she stated.

“And we’re additionally seeing interstate purchaser curiosity and exercise within the Queensland market with web inhabitants flows above the last decade common.”

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