The 5 Best Places to Buy Property in Australia


3. Bribie Island

If you are looking to spend your days playing golf, relaxing on the beach and being surrounded by gorgeous national park; Bribie Island is the perfect place to buy property. Bribie Island is the smallest and more northerly of three major sand islands forming the coastline that shelters the northern part of Moreton Bay in Queensland. With the average age of residents here being 55 years old, it is perhaps the perfect retirement destination.

It is somewhat off the tourist radar, which means a great community of locals and enough activities and amenities to keep everyone happy. One can live in a golf course estate here, complete with a 3-bedroom house, with a marina berth for your boat and a double car garage for under $400,000. Quite the steal for a piece of paradise. Did we mention it’s really easy to retire over here, as long as you have no criminal record that is.

2. Gold Coast

It is 57 kilometers of stunning coastline bordered by lush hinterland, and investing in property is what you should be doing when it comes to the Gold Coast. A high rate of population growth combined with low property prices means that there are some great buying opportunities right now. Tourism is now returning to the area with the strong American dollar and two major five star hotels are being built right on the beachfront.

Whether you are buying to rent or buying to live here, now is the time when the prices are low and the demand is growing. Experts are recommending that buyers look for houses that are close to transport, facilities and water. With the addition of 5,000 jobs coming to the area when a new hospital opening, the demand for housing here is only to grow as the year goes on.

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