8 Brisbane hotspots to recommend to investors

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If you have clients seeking out a more affordable investment opportunity, now is a really good time to buy in Brisbane. News.com.au recently reported that ‘Brisbane’s average house prices have climbed again for its 14th quarter in a row’.

Real Estate Institute of Queensland chief executive Antonia Mercorella gave a timely reminder of why investors should find Brisbane extremely attractive saying, ‘there’s a level a fear when buying and selling in Sydney and Melbourne, fear that is just not there is Brisbane’.

PRDnationwide Research Manager Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo agrees saying ‘Brisbane housing prices didn’t experience the same extreme growth as Sydney and Melbourne did, and so it won’t see the crashes that many are predicting for those markets’. 

When it comes to affordability in comparison to Sydney and Melbourne, Brisbane is way out in front. ‘Brisbane had a really strong year in 2015, with the average median house price growth sitting at 4.4 per cent. In 2016 I think we will continue to see growth’, says Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo. 

With this kind of steady growth and huge developmental projects in the works, it’s understandable why many savvy investors are increasingly seeing the current and potential value of Brisbane property.

Recent analysis by PRDnationwide data highlighted the following eight Brisbane suburbs as the ones to watch in 2016. These hotspots were chosen over others based on their recent growth, popularity on search engines, development spend, investment rates, vacancy rates and rental yields.

We’ve also included the latest property data including median house price (MHP), capital growth rate (CGR), rental yield (RY) from Your Investment Property and each suburbs specific drawcards for you to pass on to prospective buyers and investors.

Brisbane investment hotspots to recommend for investment in 2016:


Stats: $485,000 MHP, 6.04% CGR and 4.40% RY

Drawcards: Up and coming area, new Woolworths shopping centre, Australian Catholic University (ACU), ACU oval, 16.4km from CBD, close to Brisbane airport, golf course, Bindha station, Mick Doohan Raceway, schools, close to the beach, city views and large blocks.

 For sale:  7 Elliott Road, Banyo, QLD
For sale: 7 Elliott Road, Banyo, QLD


Stats: $618,750 MHP, 6.29% CGR and 3.78% RY

Drawcards: Highly sort after area, 10km from CBD, $48.1 million investment in residential development in 2016, new retirement facilities on the cards, schools, big blocks, Carindale Westfield shopping centre, sport complex, gyms, Joe Bradfield Centre, Preston Road Park and Belmont Reserve.

Carina Heights

Stats: $650,000 MHP, 6.01% CGR and 3.87% RY

Drawcards: $65 million aged care facility in the pipeline, 10.2km from the CBD, Westfield Carindale on your doorstep, Belmont Private Hospital, Whites Hill Reserve and schools. 

 For sale:  3 Bendena Terrace, Carina Heights, QLD
For sale: 3 Bendena Terrace, Carina Heights, QLD

Coopers Plains

Stats: $520,000 MHP, 6.84% CGR and 4.10% RY

Drawcards: 12.7km from CBD, Coopers Plains Station, Beryl Roberts Park, Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Hospital, Brittain Park, National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, library, schools close to Griffith University and Archerfield Airport.


Stats: $675,500 MHP, 5.79% CGR and 3.62% RY

Drawcards: 12.9km from CBD, $61.4 million invested in commercial development for 2016, schools, Dunlop Park, Nosworthy Park, Benarrawa Park, Francis Lookout, St Aidans Sportsfield, Corinda Medical Centre, Corinda Horse and Pony Club, public swimming pool, Brisbane River views, Corinda station, public golf course, Secret Forest, Farm Produce Farmers Market and Oxley Football Club. 


Stats: $389,000 MHP, 4.93% CGR and 4.95% RY

Drawcards: 16.6km from CBD, $18.5 million in residential development in 2016, Boss Creek, Australian International Islamic College, Canine Control Showgrounds and schools. 

 For sale:  36 Oleander Crescent, Durack, QLD
For sale: 36 Oleander Crescent, Durack, QLD


Stats: $835,000 MHP, 5.12% CGR and 3.27% RY

Drawcards: 8km from the CBD, $55 million upgrade to the Western Freeway, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Brisbane River views, Indooroopilly station, cinemas, Moore Park, Clivedon Park, golf club, gyms, close to University of Queensland and Mount Coot-Tha Forest, schools and Jack Bowers Oval.


Stats: $620,000 MHP, 5.11% CGR and 4.15% RY

Drawcards: 12km from the CBD, Brisbane River views, Kingfisher Reserve, library, shopping centre, schools and a medical centre.

 For sale:  13 Lentara Street, Kenmore, QLD
For sale: 13 Lentara Street, Kenmore, QLD

With comparatively affordable house prices, an exciting number of commercial and residential developments in the works and a steadily growing property market it’s easy to see why Brisbane is a tempting prospect for both seasoned and budding investors alike.

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Larissa Gardner
Larissa Gardner is the Marketing Manager at arguably Australia’s best looking real estate website homely.com.au. With a superb devotion to product innovation, user-centred design and innovative marketing platforms for real estate agents, homely.com.au helps millions of Australians find their next home.

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