Renal crisis: overseas interest in Gold Coast could lead to more rental pain

An influx of overseas migrants is expected after rental searches from overseas rose 71 per cent, with the Gold Coast the preferred destination. Picture Glenn Hampson THE Gold Coast’s rental crisis could be about to hit a new flashpoint, with data showing a huge spike in rental searches from house-hunters overseas. Searches for rental properties […]

Rental crisis leaves overseas students struggling to find a home

Andrea Orquiza, 21, from the Philippines is renting a room in shared accommodation with other SCU students after she struggled to find an apartment. Photo:Tertius Pickard Southern Cross University student Andrea Orquiza has experienced the fallout of tightening vacancy rates on the Gold Coast first hand. Like many overseas students, Miss Orquiza, 21, from the […]

Tweed Coast real estate: Developer Bob Ell drops $25 million on ‘super lot’

BILLIONAIRE Gold Coast developer Bob Ell has added a $25 million “super lot” to his mammoth property portfolio in northern NSW. CoreLogic records reveal Mr Ell’s Leda Holdings bought the 1.6ha block in the heart of Kingscliff’s Salt Village for $25.85 million in March with the sale settling this week. He is planning to build […]

Coal baron’s daughter buys a slice of the Gold Coast off pizza king

The apartment in the boutique SEA building sold for $7.8m on May 4. The daughter of one of the founders of Qld’s mining sector is the new owner of a beachfront apartment listed by Don Meij, the head of one of the state’s most successful brands Domino’s Pizza. Margaret Howard-Smith – the daughter of Sir […]

Lagoon Main Beach apartments fast tracked after strong interest

The biggest Main Beach apartment development in three decades is being fast-tracked to the market after strong initial interest on the two-tower project. Lagoon Main Beach, which is being developed by local Drew Group, will comprise 248 one, two and three-bedroom apartments across two towers, Sunrise and Sunset, each taking in views of either the Pacific […]

Penthouse Perfection with Panoramic Ocean Views in Palm Beach

Nestled amongst stretches of white-sand beaches and surf, Palm Beach is one of Queensland’s most sought-after locales, recording an annual growth rate of 21.8 per cent. The suburb experienced a median house price of A$732,500 and homes in the area stayed on the market for an average of 18 days. Set 30 metres from the […]