Attracted by the news of the Sunshine Coast’s property boom and the enviable lifestyle, one keen property investor has made an adventurous trek across the country to see with her own eyes the opportunity that exists in our region.
Armed with just her motorbike and back-pack, Josie Marz undertook a solo journey from Darwin to the Sunshine Coast to meet up with members of a property group she had previously only known online and to scope out the investment opportunities in regions on the Coast including Buddina.
“I’d joined a property group online to chat with fellow like-minded women in property development and investing years ago, and the recent chatter has been all about how incredible the opportunity is right now on the Sunshine Coast.
“With the boarders open and the path clear for me to travel, I decided to get my bike set up, my camping gear packed, and set off to meet the WOW Property Women group in-person and see what all the fuss is about on the Sunshine Coast and now that I’m here I can see exactly why so many want to live and invest here,” explained Josie.
“As a property investor, I’m always looking for opportunities that provide housing where it’s needed so there is solid demand and low vacancy so that the investment can bring positive returns. On the Sunshine Coast, the rental situation has become so dire that the region needs more investors to provide a lot more housing to keep up with the demand, and I’m pretty keen to help be a part of the solution,” said Josie.
When seeking out investment options, Josie explained that she is looking for in-fill development investment opportunities. These are developments that are built on vacant or underused parcels of land or knock-down rebuild sites within existing urban areas. These in-fill sites generally provide housing opportunities close to amenities and don’t require waiting for new land lots to be released.
“To meet the current demand, I’m looking at in-fill development opportunities and there’s a few that have caught my eye, one of them is a new beach resort going in at Buddina near the shops and the beach, that will take 9 old houses and transform the space into 112 luxury apartments, providing so much more opportunity for people to find somewhere to live and enjoy all the amazing things the Coast is known for,” said Josie.