Property seekers in Queensland are looking for more indoor and outdoor space, focusing on self-contained living spaces like granny flats and dual living.
Searches on realestate.com.au for ‘dual living’ increased by 40% over the past 12 months, and searches for ‘granny flats’ were up 18%.
Additional rooms, such as studies and granny flats, became popular during the pandemic as buyers sought out a private space to work from or additional rooms to house extended family members.
This trend has continued as property owners look to ease the burden of increasing home loan repayments by renting out a separate section of their house to generate additional income.
Keyword searches for properties near a ‘canal’ are unique to Queensland as there are many on the Sunshine Coast, in Brisbane, and the Gold Coast, which has more than 400 kilometres of canals.
Searches for this keyword were up 14% year-on-year.
Regarding property seekers, a swimming pool is most important, closely followed by a garage and airconditioning.
The climate plays a big role in the parts of the country where swimming pools are more important.
The top keyword search in our northern states is a swimming pool, whereas states with cooler climates like Victoria, ACT, and Tasmania favour a garage.
The Gold Coast suburbs of Burleigh Heads, Robina and Helensvale had the most searches for pools in Queensland and nationwide.
Keyword searches for units with swimming pools were number one in Queensland, closely followed by airconditioning and a balcony.
Outdoor areas are especially important for those living in small spaces, providing the opportunity for a garden and some much-needed sunshine.
Other popular features with house and apartment dwellers are ensuites, solar panels, built-in robes, and dishwashers.
Although most of these features are popular with property seekers nationwide, the priority of certain features changes depending on state and locality.
Article source: www.realestate.com.au