Entries by Lesley Bloor

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Why Gold Coast investors should look at parklands

Gold Coast investors have been advised to purchase ‘right-size’ apartments in urban parklands to follow the increasing trend of Gold Coasters wanting the best of both worlds. According to Knight Frank business development manager Chris Litfin the Gold Coast is experiencing a lifestyle change, with residents wanting more than beaches and metropolitan living.

The Gold Coast trophy home that stands to make $38.7 million profit in six years

The morning that 26 Knightsbridge Parade East, Sovereign Islands went up for auction, Perth civil engineer Ric Rizzi awoke and thought to himself the bidding would likely start at $12 million. It was 2013 and the landmark Gold Coast waterfront property, which had fallen into mortgagee hands halfway through being built, had reportedly already cost its local owners…Read More→

The Gold Coast’s New ‘Billion Dollar’ Industry

The Gold Coast’s international education sector could soon be worth $1 billion according to new data revealing growth in the burgeoning industry. Deloitte Access Economics research shows international education and training was worth more than $988 million to the Gold Coast region last year, showing 18 per cent year-on-year growth. Earlier this month the federal…Read More→

Gold Coast rental vacancies hit seven year high

The number of properties available for rent on the Gold Coast has hit its highest level in seven years. And in some cases rents are also coming down. According to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ), the rental vacancy rate on the Gold Coast was at 3 per cent in the September quarter. That’s…Read More→

Pimpama Sports Hub

The Pimpama Sports Hub is coming to the northern Gold Coast. With the population expected to more than double by 2036, the City is gearing up to provide a range of sporting and social infrastructure to existing and future residents. Our goal is to make the northern Gold Coast one of the most liveable and…Read More→