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Examining the June quarter, the Queensland Market Monitor has revealed the state’s house prices are proving strong, “reflecting the state’s ongoing consistent growth and highlighting the state’s resilience when compared with more volatile markets, such as Sydney and Melbourne”.

“Real estate experts and commentators have been predicting an upward swing within the Queensland property market for [sometime] now,” said REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella.

“Subtle changes in market activity are beginning to indicate that those forecasts may be coming to fruition.”

Ms Mecorella said Queensland continues to provide relative housing affordability, offering property owners “more bang for their buck”.

“As a result of its livability and value for money, Queensland’s internal migration rates remain the strongest in the country,” she said.

“Those consistently high numbers of residents choosing to relocate to Queensland from the southern states will no doubt see the local population skyrocket, pushing supply down, and in turn, driving prices upwards.”

Top suburbs

According to Ms Mercorella, East Brisbane and Kalinga both recorded multimillion-dollar sales this month, with properties achieving $4.8 million and $2.05 million, respectively.

The QMM research revealed five suburbs with median sale prices of $1 million or more for the quarter, based on the minimum requirement of 19 homes being sold within the period.

The Brisbane suburbs of Norman Park and Paddington both reported medians of more than a million, as did the Gold Coast’s Broadbeach Waters and Runaway Bay, the research said.

On a local basis at Hicks Real Estate we have seen a large uptick in sales in the last couple of months.  So much so that we now have more buyer interest and too few properties available.

If you are thinking about selling now is a great time, especially in view of the latest interest rate cut this week.

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