Big sales push two suburbs into the Gold Coast’s elite million-dollar club

first_img“It distorts the figures because the sample size is not big enough,” he said.The million-dollar club is led by Mermaid Beach with a median price of $1.38 million, which is down from $1.5 million in 2017, followed by Broadbeach Waters, Surfers Paradise, Clear Island Waters and Tallebudgera Valley. Median house prices in all the suburbs except Broadbeach Waters declined during the past year while some, including Bundall and Paradise Point, dropped below the threshold completely. Mr Newlands said the market was correcting itself after several years of strong growth, but he did not think it would decline as much or as fast as Sydney and Melbourne. Bilinga is one of two suburbs to join the Gold Coast’s million-dollar club after its median house price more than doubled since 2017.The other suburb to make the list is Guanaba, after its median climbed from $790,000 in 2017 to $1.035 million by November last year. REIQ director John Newlands said a few big sales had likely pushed the two suburbs into the exclusive price threshold as their medians were based on 16 and 13 sales respectively during the past year. MORE NEWS: Panoramic views characterise hillside home Two Gold Coast suburbs have joined the Gold Coast’s million-dollar club. THE median house price at Bilinga has more than doubled to $1.3 million since 2017, defying property price trends around the country. It is one of two suburbs to join the Gold Coast’s million-dollar club while property prices for most of those already in the elite group have slumped during the past year. CoreLogic data shows Bilinga now has the Coast’s second highest median house price at $1.3 million — up from $620,000 in 2017 — but experts say the remarkable median increase is a product of a few big sales in a small area. He said buyers were owner-occupiers wanting a slice of beachfront real estate and developers wanting to build boutique apartment buildings. “Bilinga is riding a wave of development and that hasn’t happened for 10 years,” Mr Stringer said.Ray White Surfers Paradise agent Josh Thomas said demand was pushing prices up at Guanaba.“Over the years it’s been very tightly held — there wasn’t a huge turnover,” he said.“People are now realising that to have such large parcels of land and still be 35 to 40 minutes to the beach is becoming very attractive.” Guanaba, which is renowned for its acreage properties, also joined the million-dollar club.“Our market is a healthy one,” he said. “The banking royal commission and tighter lending criteria … those are the sorts of things that have had an impact on the market.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt was reported nationally yesterday that nearly 100 suburbs around the country have dropped out of the ­million-dollar club.Twelve per cent of suburbs with a median house or unit value at or above $1 million were reported to have fallen into six digits. DJ Stringer Property Services principal David Stringer said a lack of property on the market at Bilinga was increasing demand and bumping prices up. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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