For many 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 arduous to come back by in a number of the extra common coastal spots near capital cities, however beachside bliss might be secured for lower than $400,000 if consumers are ready to look additional afield.

Govt supervisor of financial analysis at Cameron Kusher stated properties additional away from capital cities are sometimes extra reasonably priced.

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

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

Sales agent at Explore Property – Townsville Alison Gough stated 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 stated there was numerous curiosity from Victorian consumers specifically.

“Publish-Easter final 12 months, we actually got here out of COVID in North Queensland and issues nearly went again to regular. So I believe individuals dwelling in states the place there have been large restrictions have checked out what’s happening in Queensland,” Ms Gough stated.

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


Townsville has been a hotspot for Victorian consumers in the course of the pandemic. Image: Getty

Proprietor at Mallacoota Property Sales Allan Dobbin stated the web has been a significant catalyst for metropolis consumers in Mallacoota, in Victoria’s East Gippsland area, lately, as they’re able to see what is out there available on the market earlier than making the journey.

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

Mr Dobbin, who’s presently advertising and marketing the house at 7 Howden Court in Mallacoota, stated different consumers have been holidaying within the space for a few years and are actually deciding to spend money on 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 stated.

It’s possible more Australians will consider buying a second home post-pandemic, based on Mr Kusher.

“Whereas we’ve a cohort of individuals which are eager to completely transfer out of capital cities and to coastal markets, many wealthier Australians wish to use historic low borrowing costs with a purpose to buy second properties in coastal areas across the nation,” he stated.

“These properties might ultimately turn into their main residence however for the second they’re possible for use as vacation properties and probably go into the short-term rental pool.”

Mr Kusher stated there is likely to be further price growth in coastal markets additional away from capital cities within the coming 12 months, as extra individuals 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: Experience Australian browsing’s golden age

    146 Barkly Street, Portland

    Portland beach house

    The seaside dwelling retains lots of its unique, mid-century options. Image:

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

    With two storeys, 4 bedrooms, two loos, two dwelling areas and two storage areas, this dwelling is good for a summer season getaway with mates or household.

    Brush off the sand after a day on the seaside and retreat to the sunroom or non-public deck overlooking the big 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 important spot to chill out on a summer season afternoon. Image:

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

    Located within the common 1st property, the property is the perfect funding for these in search of a seaside home with revenue.

    The non-public verandah is the right 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 Nineteen Seventies seaside vibes

    7 Howden Court, Mallacoota

    Mallacoota house

    This dwelling 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 dwelling in Mallacoota, in Victoria’s East Gippsland area, might tick all of the packing containers. 

    Inbuilt a time when summer season holidays had been about board video games, yard BBQs and zinced noses, this Nineteen Seventies basic 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 received’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 dwelling affords two for the worth of 1! Image:

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

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

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

    The property has a worth 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 area for a household vacation. Image:

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

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

    It’s available on the market for the diminished worth 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 children to play at this spacious seaside home. Image:

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

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

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

    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:

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

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

    It’s situated 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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