For individuals who imagine buying a summer season seaside home is out of the query, it could be time to assume once more. 

Reasonably priced vacation properties might be onerous to come back by in among the extra standard coastal spots near capital cities, however beachside bliss might be secured for lower than $400,000 if consumers are ready to look additional afield.

Government supervisor of financial analysis at Cameron Kusher mentioned properties additional away from capital cities are sometimes extra inexpensive.

“Seashore properties underneath $400,000 are typically discovered in additional distant areas of the nation,” Mr Kusher mentioned.

“Whereas many individuals want close by amenity, for others the seclusion is interesting,” he added. “In the event you don’t have to be close to the town and are dreaming of getting away from all of it, a extra distant vacation residence could possibly be for you”.

Sales agent at Explore Property – Townsville Alison Gough mentioned there was an influx of people from interstate, particularly from Melbourne and Sydney, looking to buy property in the Townsville region for the reason that pandemic hit.

Ms Gough is presently promoting the house at 9 Fanning Court within the Townsville suburb of Balgal Beach, and mentioned there was a variety of curiosity from Victorian consumers particularly.

“Put up-Easter final 12 months, we actually got here out of COVID in North Queensland and issues nearly went again to regular. So I feel folks dwelling in states the place there have been large restrictions have checked out what’s occurring in Queensland,” Ms Gough mentioned.

“It actually has spurred them on to behave on some wishes they’ve had for some time to maneuver. They’re now planning to make that transfer or buying one thing that they’ll hire for some time, after which transfer in a bit bit later.”


Townsville has been a hotspot for Victorian consumers throughout the pandemic. Image: Getty

Proprietor at Mallacoota Property Sales Allan Dobbin mentioned the web has been a significant catalyst for metropolis consumers in Mallacoota, in Victoria’s East Gippsland area, in recent times, as they can see what is offered available on the market earlier than making the journey.

“There’s folks coming from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. It’s solely a 5 – 6 hour drive now, whereas it was once 9 hours years in the past,” Mr Dobbin mentioned.

Mr Dobbin, who’s presently advertising the house at 7 Howden Court in Mallacoota, mentioned different consumers have been holidaying within the space for a few years and are actually deciding to put money into the property market.

“They’ve been coming [to Mallacoota] for 40 years and say they need to have purchased 40 years in the past. I hear that story on a regular basis,” he mentioned.

It’s doubtless more Australians will consider buying a second home post-pandemic, in accordance with Mr Kusher.

“Whereas we have now a cohort of individuals which might be eager to completely transfer out of capital cities and to coastal markets, many wealthier Australians wish to use historic low borrowing costs in an effort to buy second properties in coastal places across the nation,” he mentioned.

“These properties might finally turn into their major residence however for the second they’re doubtless for use as vacation properties and doubtlessly go into the short-term rental pool.”

Mr Kusher mentioned there is likely to be further price growth in coastal markets additional away from capital cities within the coming 12 months, as extra folks undertake a work-from-home way of life.

Listed here are eight seaside homes presently available on the market for lower than $400,000.

    1. Portland, VIC: Enjoy Australian browsing’s golden age

    146 Barkly Street, Portland

    Portland beach house

    The seaside residence retains a lot of its unique, mid-century options. Image:

    This unique beachside residence in Portland, about 350km west of Melbourne, will transport consumers again to the Seventies – Australian browsing’s golden age. In-built 1975, the property retains a lot of its unique options with mid-century structure in thoughts.

    With two storeys, 4 bedrooms, two bogs, two dwelling areas and two storage areas, this residence is right for a summer season getaway with pals or household.

    Brush off the sand after a day on the seaside and retreat to the sunroom or non-public deck overlooking the massive yard.

    It’s available on the market for $389,000.

    2. Venus Bay, VIC: Leafy seaside retreat

    30 Crichton Crescent, Venus Bay

    Venus Bay home

    What an excellent spot to loosen up on a summer season afternoon. Image:

    This newly-renovated, two-bedroom, one-bathroom residence in Venus Bay, on Victoria’s South Gippsland shoreline, is prepared for some summertime motion.

    Located within the standard 1st property, the property is the best funding for these in search of a seaside home with earnings.

    The non-public verandah is the proper spot to ponder on the finish of the day and luxuriate in a summer season cocktail – or two.

    It’s available on the market for $380,000.

    3. Mallacoota, VIC: Get these Seventies seaside vibes

    7 Howden Court, Mallacoota

    Mallacoota house

    This residence is ideal for these in search of seaside holidays of yesteryear. Image:

    For these dreaming of a seaside vacation of yesteryear, this three-bedroom, open-plan residence in Mallacoota, in Victoria’s East Gippsland area, may tick all of the bins. 

    In-built a time when summer season holidays have been about board video games, yard BBQs and zinced noses, this Seventies traditional is ideal for these wanting to flee fashionable life.

    With a motorcycle and strolling path to city shut by, the brand new homeowners will barely have want of a automotive. 

    It’s available on the market for $385,000.

    4. Eden, NSW: A candy surfy pad

    16 Cook Drive, Eden

    Eden home

    Stay the surfy way of life on this narly pad. Image:

    You undoubtedly gained’t really feel like a vacationer on this chilled beachside abode in Eden, within the South Coast area of New South Wales. 

    The three-bedroom house is totally fenced and set on a leafy, totally established, quick access nook block simply 50 metres from parkland.

    It’s available on the market for a cool $325,000.

    5. Lemon Tree Passage, NSW: A quiet haven with potential

    7 Purcell Avenue, Lemon Tree Passage 

    Lemon Tree home

    This residence provides two for the value of 1! Image:

    For these ready to roll up their sleeves, this quaint seaside residence in Lemon Tree Passage, in Port Stephens, has oodles of potential.

    The four-bedroom, two-bathroom property provides two residences with separate metering located in a beautiful quiet spot.

    The big screened entertaining house on the rear is ideal for summer season gatherings with family and friends.

    The property has a value information of $385,000-$415,000.

    6. Tannum Sands, QLD: Newly-renovated household hideaway

    69 Booth Avenue, Tannum Sands

    Tannum Sands home

    This five-bedroom seaside home has greater than sufficient house for a household vacation. Image:

    Each member of the household may have their very own room within the five-bedroom seaside abode in Tannum Sands, within the Gladstone area.

    There are three bedrooms positioned within the residence itself and one other two bedrooms within the granny flat (or mother and father retreat?) downstairs. There are additionally two kitchens and two bogs.

    It’s available on the market for the decreased value of $369,000.

    7. Grasstree Seashore, QLD: An escape from civilisation

    33 Maralyn Avenue, Grasstree Beach

    Grasstree Beach house

    There’s loads of room for the youngsters to play at this spacious seaside home. Image:

    This charming Queenslander in Grasstree Beach, within the Mackay area, provides a welcome escape from the summer season warmth and day by day life.

    The air-conditioned, three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence options tongue and groove partitions, excessive ceilings and a kitchen that overlooks the massive yard.

    There’s even room for a ship, caravan or different summer season toys, with two massive sheds on website. 

    It’s available on the market for $349,000.

    8. Balgal Seashore, QLD: Typical Queensland seaside dwelling

    9 Fanning Court, Balgal Beach

    Balgal Beach home

    Are you able to get extra Queensland than this? Image:

    Take in the northern vibes on this crisp Queenslander simply minutes’ stroll from the seaside.

    Fully modernised all through, the four-bedroom, one-bathroom property is prepared for a beach-loving household or group of pals. 

    It’s positioned near the golf membership, medical centre and solely a brief drive to the boat ramp. 

    The house is available on the market for $325,000.


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