Suburb Profile Report for Carrara QLD (4211)

Carrara House: Median price $560,000, Annual capital growth 3.89%, Number of sales 162, Weekly median advertised rent $500

Carrara Unit: Median price $470,000, Annual capital growth 3.14%, Number of sales 218, Weekly median advertised rent $420

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: CoreLogic

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Carrara has had a A very good year for property investment returns compared to the rest of QLD, giving investors a capital gain of 10.34% to date .

Over the longer term, Carrara has seen property prices show investors a 23.28% return over the last 3 years. This is worse than over the last 12 months

Sellers are offering property buyers an average discount of -4.68% to buyers in Carrara at the moment, which is less than average for the rest of QLD.

In the last year 162 properties changed hands in Carrara, which puts it as the 99th most active market in QLD when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

Renters in Suburb are facing rents around $6000 per annum or $500 every week.

With a capital gain of 5.62% for the last 12 months, Carrara, 4211 has performed for property investments than its average annual 3.14% property growth over the last 5 years.

While Carrara,4211 ranked number 82th in QLD for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 50th over the last 5 years.

Property buyers and investors in Carrara 4211 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -4.36% . This means that Carrara is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in QLD.

In the last year 218 properties changed hands in Carrara, which puts it as the 32th most active market in QLD when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

Advertised rents are around the $420 mark per week – giving a return of 4.65% based on the median price in Suburb

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Pulling in the highest population growth figures in Queensland, the Gold Coast is increasingly drawing more buyers from the overpriced southern capitals, who find property values comparatively inexpensive.Full summary Pulling in the highest population growth figures in Queensland, the Gold Coast is increasingly drawing more buyers from the overpriced southern capitals, who find property values comparatively inexpensive.

Carrara, centrally located 15 minutes from the Southport CBD and popular dining and entertainment hotspots Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, is one such suburb boasting a low median house price of $499,500 for its large blocks, leafy streets and luxury living.

New waterfront villas on the Nerang River are fetching half a million, while older-style detached homes on generous riverfront blocks are on the market for $850,000.

Units and townhouses away from the water are averaging above $300,000, many with potential for quick rejuvenation.

Carrara’s performance to date has been steady, achieving 12-month growth of 7.3% to January 2015 and a high rental return of 5.5% for houses and 6.3% for units.

It ranks 15th in Queensland on Real Estate Investar’s lowest vacancy rate list, at 1.14%, which tightened from 3% in January a year earlier.

While Carrara is convenient for access to the M1, which offers a direct route to Brisbane in an hour, or south to the NSW border in 30 minutes, properties located around Michelmore Drive bear the brunt of the road noise.

Properties east of Papas Way are in excellent proximity to amenities, quality schools and major roads, while avoiding the associated noise.Close
Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$560,000 $470,000
1.82% 2.17%
10.34% 5.62%
3.89% 3.14%
$500 $420
162 218
4.64% 4.65%
42.81 66.06

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 11568
Median household income ($/weekly) 1196
Median age of persons 38
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1950
Average household size 2.5
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 1357 11.7
    25-34 years 1596 13.8
    35-44 years 1640 14.2
    45-54 years 1695 14.6
    55-64 years 1490 12.9
    Others 3793 32.8
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 4138 47.4
    Not Married 3620 41.5
    Defacto Relationship 972 11.1
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 7636 70.3
    Papua New Guinea 1101 10.1
    South Africa 154 1.4
    United Kingdom 724 6.7
    Other 395 3.6
    Others 859 7.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 174 1.7
    Christianity 7641 73.0
    Islam 58 0.6
    Other Religious Groups 49 0.5
    No Religion 2478 23.7
    Others 66 0.6
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 442 11.1
    $600-$799 418 10.5
    $1,250-$1,499 395 10.0
    $1,500-$1,999 571 14.4
    $2,000-$2,499 394 9.9
    Others 1748 44.1
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 3507 39.3
    Not in the labour force 2737 30.7
    Employed, worked part-time 1932 21.6
    Unemployed, looking for work 434 4.9
    Employed, away from work 316 3.5
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 700 12.2
    Professionals 941 16.4
    Technicians & trades workers 849 14.8
    Clerical & administrative workers 874 15.2
    Sales 771 13.4
    Others 1617 28.1
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 164 7.0
    Infants/Primary 892 37.9
    Secondary 614 26.1
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 207 8.8
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 400 17.0
    Others 76 3.2
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 7174 65.6
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 2835 25.9
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 509 4.7
    Flat, unit or apartment 412 3.8
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 1739 40.3
    Rented 1399 32.5
    Fully owned 1158 26.9
    Other tenure type 14 0.3
    Tenure Type
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