15 Jun 2012

Investing Your Money in the Sunshine Coast

With the global financial markets hard to trust these days, most people are looking for safer ways to invest in their future. Investing in real estate is still one of the smartest bets you can make, and no real estate market in the country is hotter than that of Sunshine Coast real estate. There are a lot of ways a Sunshine Coast investment could work for you, with the following just some of the options.

Start a bed and breakfast

As places like Noosa, Coolum and Maroochydore have become more and more popular tourist destinations in their own right, the hospitality industry has been struggling to keep pace with the increased needs in terms of having enough infrastructure in place to deal with huge numbers of tourists. So if you were ever going to try your hand at running a B&B or a hostel, the Sunshine Coast is as close to a safe bet as you will find.

Buy a property to rent out

If you are currently living in another part of Australia and want to invest in property you can rent out, the Sunshine Coast has a large variety of options, from cute houses in Eumundi to ocean front Noosa real estate. Being a landlord can require quite a bit of work though, so if you don’t live locally you might want to hire someone local to handle the management of the property for you. It can be a good idea to buy an investment property that you wouldn’t mind living in yourself one day, because that way you may be able to relocate yourself to the Sunshine Coast when the time comes to retire.

Buy land

Some small places on the Sunshine Coast are absolutely booming and it is easy to tell that the vacant land here is going to quickly fill up and be expanded into. Buying property can be a fantastic investment choice because there is very little you need to do once you have purchased your property — that is, apart from just sitting back and watching the value go up.

Start a tour company

If you have some people skills and are looking to make a career change, why not invest in your future — and yourself — and start up a tour business somewhere on the Sunshine Coast. If you have knowledge of plants and animals it could be a nature tour, or if you are skilled at kayaking, perhaps sunset kayak tours would be a better way to make a living. Regardless, life is too short to not follow your dreams, so come up with that awesome tour company plan, and make it happen.

The Sunshine Coast is not just a fantastic place to escape the stress of the city and unwind, but also a remarkable investment opportunity, offering a rare chance to secure gorgeous property at relatively inexpensive prices. Considering that the Sunshine Coast has been a favourite holiday destination with locals and tourists alike for quite a few years now, it is expected that real estate investment opportunities up here won’t last too much longer.

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