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Property of the Week #26 – 21st Dec 2015

Address: 20 Saint Helena Street, Little Mountain, QLD 4551

Area: Sunshine Coast Region

Property Type: 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2 Car House

Land Size: 747sqm

Listing: http://www.domain.com.au/20-st-helena-street-little-mountain-qld-4551-2012342439

Estimated Market Value: $476,000 (sign up below to get the full valuation report)

Listed Price: $455,000

Rental Return: $490 – $510 per week according to agent  (5.6% yield)

Affordability: Cash-flow positive by $7/wk (calculated for an investor with an income of $50k/yr).

The Verdict

I would recommend this property for an investor with a long-term “Buy & Hold” Strategy in mind. This property provides high capital growth potential AND a discount below market value to create instant equity for your portfolio.

High capital growth potential

Terry Ryder (Australia’s leading property researcher and Director of Hotspotting.com.au) has included the Sunshine Coast in his list of “Top 10 Brisbane & QLD Hotspots 2015”, and believes the huge amount of infrastructure being built in the area is one of the key reasons the Sunshine Coast is set to soar…

The market is being helped by multiple factors. The tourism industry is stronger; the market is more balanced in terms of supply–demand; price decline has made property more affordable; apartments are increasing in popularity with both home-buyers and investors; many FIFO mine workers are choosing to settle on the Sunshine Coast; and some serious infrastructure is being built in the area.”


This property has been listed at $455,000 negotiable. The estimated market value of the property is $476,000 (sign up below to get the full valuation report) which potentially puts you $21,000 in front from day 1.


With a rental yield of around 5.6% this property provides a good return, allowing you to hold the property for no cost while it grows in value. Our cash-flow analysis estimates that this property will be cash-flow positive by around $7 per week.

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  • The valuation report
  • The rental appraisal
  • Cost calculations for an investor earning $50k p.a.
  • Profile of the Sunshine Coast Region as a growth area
  • Links to the resources we’ve used for our research