“60 per cent of respondents agree now 
is a good time to buy real estate.” Rental sector faring better in most of the state Regional Queensland’s rental market is starting to improve while the south-east corner such as Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast are powering with healthy-to-tight market ratings. The data sources have revealed good news for investors and for the broad property sector across these areas. REIQ has revealed data showing positive results for traditional mining towns, while heading up north has also seen an improvement with vacancy levels, as local real estate agents say the market is still stabilising. Brisbane fast becoming a hotspot for property investors Southern property investors have been looking to Queensland, as markets such as Sydney and Melbourne are growing too expensive. With the latest BIS Shrapnel report warning both Melbourne and Sydney house prices will start to decrease in 2016-2017 as the interest rates are starting to rise, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast are becoming more desirable for investors. The city’s median house prices are expected to grow by 13 per cent over the next four years, with apartments rising by six per cent. The Brisbane apartment market has been hot for some time and it will be the only city where apartment prices will be stronger in 2018 than present.]]>