Gold Coast rental shortage could get worse says REIQ – Apply NOW.
Are you a prospective renter struggling to find somewhere to live?
Have you seen all the real estate agent windows saying ‘Rentals Urgently Wanted’ and don’t want to imagine the waiting list for those available properties?
Did you know vacancy rates under 2.5 per cent are considered tight rental conditions and that the Gold Coast has been under that rate for two years – since the end of June 2013?
NEEDING A NEW HOME?
See our latest rental availabilities on the Gold Coast by CLICKING HERE.
Contact us & CLICK HERE for our current rental availabilities
Gold Coast is a coastal city that is 94km south of the state capital Brisbane. With a population approximately 540,000 in 2010, it is the second most populous city in the state, the sixth most populous city in the country, and also the most populous non-capital city in Australia. The Gold Coast also holds the title of the largest cross-state population of any metropolitan area in Australia, due to its close proximity to Tweed Heads. The total metropolitan area of the region is over 600,000 people, many of whom cross the border daily. In addition, the urban area of the Gold Coast has almost joined with the urban areas of Logan and Brisbane, some 50km north.
While the origin of the city’s name is debatable, it earned a reputation as being the “gold coast” area by real estate investors. The first settlement of the area of Queensland was as a penal colony at Redcliffe. The Gold Coast urban area remained largely uninhabited by Europeans until 1823 when explorer John Oxley landed at Mermaid Beach. The hinterland’s red cedar supply attracted people to the area in the mid-19th century. Later in 1875, Southport was surveyed and established and quickly grew a reputation as a secluded holiday destination for the upper class Brisbane residents. The region of the Gold Coast grew significantly after the establishment of the Surfers Paradise hotel in the late 1920s. The area boomed in the 1980s as a leading tourist destination and by 1994, Queensland decided to amalgamate the city with Albert Shire to develop it as one of Australia’s “super cities.” This amalgamation made Gold Coast the second largest municipality in Australia after Brisbane. Its new boundaries extend south to Coolangatta on the border with New South Wales, west to Mount Tamborine in the remote interior, and north to Beenleigh of Brisbane.
MPM is celebrating 10 years of successful business, click on this link to meet the team.
Phone: (07) 5514 5514
Fax: (07) 5514 5500
1/318 Olsen Avenue,
Queensland, Australia 4214
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm
Weekends by appointment