The hardest place in QLD to sell a house is by the beach in Townsville
TOWNSVILLE’s beachside suburb of Bluewater is the hardest place in Queensland to sell a house.
Properties are on the market for an average of 216 days in the area, shows the most recent data released by CoreLogic.
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In North Queensland houses stay on the market for an average of 58 days, just over a quarter of the time they’re on the market for in Bluewater.
However, for Peter Clune and his wife Amanda, buying their property in Bluewater was a “no-brainer,” with acreage and the quiet life being the main selling point.
“We came out here and had a look around and it just felt like the country to me,” Mr Clune said.
“It’s away from the hustle and bustle and there’s no Woolworths supermarket close by so it’s just a nice quiet area.
“We looked at Alligator Creek and Black River and as soon as we saw this one we just thought ‘wow,’ and it was exactly what we wanted.”
Explore Property agent Allison Gough, who sold the property to the Clune family, said buyers looking in Bluewater wanted different things to those looking in areas like North Ward.
“As you head out and up along the beaches your buyer pool can sometimes change, the amount and type of buyers looking in North Ward is very different to Bluewater,” Ms Gough said.
“Bluewater is predominantly acreage and sometimes those buyers look for a very long-time.
“Overall the number of properties in Bluewater is a lot less than in bigger suburbs and that can affect the turnover when compared (to other suburbs).”
Sellers and real estate agents in Nelly Bay also have their work cut out for them, with houses on the market for 149 days before selling.
It makes the suburb the second hardest place to sell a house in Townsville.
In Bohle Plains, Thuringowa Central, Balgal Beach and Deeragun, houses were on the market for over 80 days.
Houses in Belgian Gardens are the quickest to sell in Townsville, with an average of only 30 days on the market.
In Oonoonba, North Ward, Pimlico, Jensen, Vincent and Currajong houses also sell in less than 40 days on average.
The second hardest suburb in Queensland to sell a house is Gladstone, with houses on the market for an average of 202 days.
TOP 10: Where houses are on the market longest in Townsville
Median number of days on market
Nelly Bay 149
Bohle Plains 102
Thuringowa Central 85
Balgal Beach 80
Alice River 74