ANALYSIS ON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE OF SUNSHINE COAST Melissa Snow The University of Adelaide April 2018 Key terms: Commercial Property of Australia, Real Estate Current Trend, Interest rates and real estate cost, Best suburbs to invest in Sunshine Coast. Introduction Property research company Hotspotting released their quarterly National Top 10 Best Buys report and named the Sunshine Coast as a real estate winner. Housing is by far Australians' largest asset, worth a total of $6.8 trillion across the country, according to the latest official ABS estimates. Just over $1.7 trillion in outstanding home loans also account for more than 60 per cent of Australian bank assets. That makes housing the bedrock of Australia's household wealth, financial system and economy. It is a foundation that has appeared solid as prices have risen strongly over the past five years in Australia's two biggest property markets — Sydney (75 per cent) and Melbourne (59 per cent). But, with prices already slipping in Sydney and price growth easing in Melbourne, that foundation is looking a little shakier. Operators in the Real Estate Services industry have reaped the benefits of a booming residential property market over the past five years. Despite turbulent economic conditions, housing prices have grown strongly, supported by government incentives at the beginning of the period and then fuelled by falling interest rates. In contrast, the commercial property market has performed modestly over the past five years due to volatile business confidence. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 2.7% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $14.2 billion. Industry revenue is expected to drop by 1.8% in 2017-18, with an anticipated decline in housing transfers likely to reduce industry activity and earnings The Sunshine Coast has been singled out as the new real estate hotspot with four suburbs topping a list Queensland's boom areas. Experts predict Sunshine Coast real estate prices will skyrocket on the back of rising infrastructure spending, industry growth, jobs and lifestyle. Analysis of the region's market growth over the past 12 months revealed 14 suburbs where housing achieved capital gains of 10 per cent or better with Buddina, Forest Glen, Meridan Plains and Noosa Heads all breaking the 13 per cent barrier. Sunshine Coast market is next nation’s property hotspot STAND aside Brisbane and Gold Coast, there’s a new boom market in town.Experts predict Sunshine Coast real estate prices will skyrocket on the back of rising infrastructure spending, industry growth, jobs and lifestyle.