If you’re daydreaming about living, working, or renting on the Sunshine Coast, you’re certainly not the only one – but what do prospective locals need to know?
In fifty short years, the Sunshine Coast region has grown from what was once a small beachside holiday destination, into Australia’s ninth largest city. Despite being a very popular tourist hotspot that attracts over three million visitors per annum, it’s also a region that many are looking to call home in the long term. So much so, that the ten year annual average population growth rate sits at 1.66%, compared to the 1.5% national rate.
While it’s the perfect destination if you’re a lover of the ocean or great outdoors, the Sunshine Coast has come leaps and bounds in terms of reinventing itself as a cosmopolitan hub that embraces the local art, dining and nightlife scenes. While the seaside hot spots of Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Noosa or Caloundra are the places to go to if you want to have a bit of a party, there’s also plenty of hinterland escapes like Maleny, the Glasshouse Mountains, Yandina and Eumundi that are a world away from the buzzing beaches.
However, sourcing somewhere to live on the Sunshine Coast is often influenced by how much you want to spend, and what your top priorities are. Of course, not everyone can live directly opposite the beach but thankfully, not everyone wants to either – so what do you need to know before renting on the Sunshine Coast?
The Sunshine Coast Rental Market Explained
While not quite eclipsing Sydney just yet, the Sunshine Coast is rapidly closing in, with the average rental price now sitting at an average of $606 per week as of May 2021. During the first three months of the year, vacancy rates under 1% were recorded across 70.2% of the state’s rental markets, with the region experiencing extremely low vacancies. Quite simply, everyone appears to want a piece of Sunshine Coast living, particularly Australians feeling ongoing lockdowns and less than stellar weather.
According to local real estate data collected over the past twelve months, prices in the more affluent suburbs are certainly surging, even for rentals. Noosa Heads is the most expensive suburb to rent in, with a median rent of $650 per week. Neighbouring Sunshine Beach comes in second, at an average $600 rent per week. In comparison, Alexandra Headland and Noosaville are close behind with an average rent of $550 per week, while Buderim and Mooloolaba are also up there with an average of $500 per week rent.
However, if you’re considering renting on the Sunshine Coast, the good news is that it’s not all doom and gloom. While the most affluent and expensive suburbs to rent are usually deemed to be Noosaville, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Beach and Alexandra Headland, for those who are willing to venture further out into the hinterland, it’s still surprisingly affordable. If you’re a fan of rolling hills, bushland and even the odd waterfall, check out rentals in Beerwah, Kenilworth, Nambour and Mapleton, most of which are under a thirty minute drive away from the beach.
In saying that, research has shown that Sunshine Coast suburbs such as Maleny and the Glass House Mountains have seen rental prices more than double over the course of the last twelve months. With the chronic undersupply of rental properties not looking likely to alleviate anytime soon, landlords have the luxury of being extremely picky when it comes to their tenants of choice. Thus, it’s never been more important to avoid any black marks against your name as a tenant, and one of the most common ways to keep your reputation intact on paper is enlisting the services of a local bond cleaner when you’re moving house – but where do you find one?
Sourcing Sunshine Coast Bond Cleaners
While your options are certainly vast for Sunshine Coast bond cleaners, partnering with a local small business not only benefits our region, but also ensures streamlined communication and high quality services provided. Quite simply, we’re only happy if you’re happy, which is why Sunshine Coast Cleans are committed to performing our services with the utmost attention to detail, in the shortest possible time period. We have earned a strong reputation for being a consistent provider of high quality, reliable and detailed bond cleaning, and intend on keeping it that way.
Our Sunshine Coast bond cleaning team members know their stuff, and have a number of years of experience working with local real estate agents, landlords and tenants. Our team members even carry the REIQ approved cleaning checklist whilst undertaking Sunshine Coast bond cleans to make sure that our clients get the best cleaning experience without any stress, and to ensure that nothing in the world of hygiene stands between them and getting back their bond money. For first time clients on the hunt for our region’s best bond clean providers, we even offer a 10% discount.
To request a quote or discuss our Sunshine Coast bond clean services available in further detail or what types of cleaning we offer, please get in touch with us today to discuss how our locally based team can solve your cleaning conundrums.