Gold Coast real estate: Hottest under the hammer

A sprawling equestrian estate, tightly held beachfront renovator, and on-trend family home are tipped to be among bidder favourites as 44 Gold Coast properties worth $50 million go under the hammer in a mega auction event.

LJ Hooker Property Hub’s bumper program is expected to attract a total of 100-plus bidders keen to secure their slice of Glitter Strip real estate as auctioneer Justin Nickerson, of Apollo Auctions, takes the helm.

An additional 12 properties which were scheduled for the Wednesday evening event sold prior. LJ Hooker Property Hub director Dave Manby said there had been a noticeable uptick in buyer interest in the New Year.

Hinterland views at 43 Whiptail Pl, Advancetown

“In December, we were getting three groups through open home inspections,”

he said.

“Since Christmas that turnout has doubled to six on the back of the pause in interest rates and inflation slowing down.

“Sentiment has really turned around and we’re excited to bring together the buyer community on the Gold Coast for what’s a diverse showcase of city real estate.”

On the back of the city’s peak tourist period, Mr Manby said beachside apartments in the sub-$1m market were attracting strong levels of inquiry.

“Each year holiday-makers fall in love with the Gold Coast and then want to take a piece of it back with them,” he said.

“But the hottest market segment is at the upper end. There’s a short supply of turnkey homes around the $1.5m price point and we’re expecting strong bidding activity for those lots in the order of sale.”

Contemporary style at 5039 Harbourview Dr, Hope Island

One of the headlining properties is an equine lifestyle address at 763 Tallebudgera Creek Road, Tallebudgera Valley.

The property includes a five-bedroom home, creek frontage, an excellent equestrian arena and stabling across 1.46 hectares.

More than 10 bidders have pre-registered for several other lots, including a single-level renovator on a 911 sqm block at 22 Silkyoak Ct, Burleigh Waters, on the market for the first time in 24 years.

At 10 Windemere Cres, Varsity Lakes, a family home on a corner block with a pool was popular with families seeking a move-in ready property.

Other program highlights include a two-bedroom apartment overlooking North Burleigh Beach, contemporary waterfront family home at Hope Island and a rural lifestyle property at the foot of the Gold Coast Hinterland.

LJ Hooker general manager Steve Mutton said the event capitalised on the Glitter Strip’s brisk summer selling season.

“Back in September and October, Dave and Ray identified the opportunity to capitalise on what’s the peak real estate selling period for the Gold Coast,” said Mr Mutton.

“Across the LJ Hooker Property Hub’s offices, sellers have bought in to the vision and are set to benefit from the increasing competition in the market.”

LJ Hooker Property Hub’s in-room auction event kicks off at 6pm, Wednesday January 31, in the Anna Rose Room at Robina TAFE Campus.


22 Silkyoak Crt, Burleigh Waters

504/11 Compass Dr, Biggera Waters

94/31 Simpsons Rd, Elanora (sold prior)

1206 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Valley

2705/220 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads (sold prior)

14/100 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads

5039 Harbourview Dr, Hope Island

18 Carnoustie Ct, Robina

10 Windemere Cres, Varsity Lakes

30 Summerhill Ct, Mudgeeraba

177 The Heights Blvd, Pimpama

31 Queen St, Newtown

10/10 Valbonne Ave, Varsity Lakes (sold prior)

763 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley

92 Anna Dr, Raceview

79/15 Bridgman Dr, Reedy Creek (sold prior)

4 First Light Ct, Coomera Waters

7/1895 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads

23 Altissimo Cl, Varsity Lakes

6 Kurilpa St, Worongary

52 Stanford Ave, Varsity Lakes

6 Fresco Ct, Tallebudgera Valley (sold prior)

304/46-48 Peerless Ave, Mermaid Beach

36 Currumburra Rd, Ashmore

2/12 Martin St, Nerang

21/14 Elizabeth Ave, Broadbeach (sold prior)

159 Gardenia Dr, Bonogin

64/1 Bondi Ave, Mermaid Beach

4 Lotus Key, Broadbeach

2/2 Bulolo Ave, Runaway Bay

B16/1 Great Hall Dr, Miami (sold prior)

36 Warana Ave, Southport

½ Pearwood Lne, Robina

12 Skyburnett St, Reedy Creek

52 Montego Hills Dr, Kingsholme

1195/23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise

59 Mirinae Cct, Pimpama

3209/111 Lindfield Rd, Helensvale (sold prior)

10/462-464 Coolangatta Rd, Tugun

38/2 The Gardenway, Robina (sold prior)

43 Whiptail Pl, Advancetown

1307/65 Varsity Pde, Varsity Lakes (sold prior)

61/160 Bardon Ave, Miami

34 Cootharaba Dr, Helensvale


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