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House investor pockets $245,000 after booting and selling a Sunshine Coast house in six months

A Sydney investor who pocketed a couple of hundred thousand {dollars} after flipping a house on the Sunshine Coast in six months says he’s on the prowl for extra properties.

Shrewd businessman Richard Ernster could not consider his luck when he picked up 14 Wandoo St, Minyama, a three-bedroom, two-bath house on 600sq m nestled in the canal district, in December for $642,500 at public sale.

In May he offered it for $887,500 for a 38 per cent revenue. In impact, he made greater than $40,000 per thirty days for the time it was in his possession.

Sydney investor Richard Ernster outside 14 Wandoo St, Minyama which he bought and sold within six months, making a $245,000 profit. Justin Fitzgibbon
Camera IconSydney investor Richard Ernster exterior 14 Wandoo St, Minyama which he purchased and offered inside six months, making a $245,000 revenue. Justin Fitzgibbon Credit: Supplied

“I did zero to it. I didn’t change a thing,” Mr Ernster stated.

Mr Ernster, who purchased his first property in Townsville in the early 2000s, stated he solely targeted on the Sunshine Coast from late final yr after he began relationship a lady who lived in the area.

It was solely after visiting there did he realise the Sunshine Coast area was underpriced and would enchantment to mature Sydney or Melbourne residents trying to escape for a quieter and habitable life-style.

“The Gold Coast is high rises and living to excess, Brisbane is a major city and the river is not impressive and it’s expensive there,” he stated.

“I would take the Sunshine Coast every day over those two and I am even living up here, part of the time.”

This prestige water frontage house at 30 Cypress Court, Minyama was for $2.65m in November and is now under contract for $3.3m. Picture: Elite Lifestyle Properties
Camera IconThis status water frontage house at 30 Cypress Court, Minyama was offered for $2.65m in November. It was now beneath contract for $3.3m. Elite Lifestyle Properties Credit: The Courier-Mail

He stated he’s trying to buy different funding properties on the Sunshine Coast however he was prone to maintain on to them as he didn’t count on one other ‘six-month windfall’ anytime quickly.

“I am looking to buy more but I think the opportunities to turn them around that fast are gone,’

“You are now looking at the medium to long term, you are not going to make it in six months.”

Mr Ernster’s windfall coincided with the Sunshine Coast housing market outperforming each different area in the state and even Melbourne and Sydney for the 12 months to April 2021.

The Sunshine Coast median house worth rose 17 per cent whereas the largest acquire was at Marcoola which jumped 43.8 per cent whereas Lake Macdonald rose 34.9 per cent and Sunrise Beach 33.3 per cent.

Minyama rounded out the highest 10 with a 17.2 per cent rise.

Real property agent Jordan Lung, director of Elite Lifestyle Properties, stated the market was transferring so shortly, distributors on the Sunshine Coast wanted two evaluations so they didn’t undersell their property.

“It’s really difficult to price houses because it is moving so fast and you can see in Richard’s case it increased 38 per cent in five months,” Mr Lund stated.

Elite Lifestyle Properties director Jordan Lund said vendors who take a couple of months to prepare to sell may need to get a second valuation because the market is moving so quickly. Justin Fitzgibbon
Camera IconElite Lifestyle Properties director Jordan Lund stated distributors who take a couple of months to arrange to promote might must get a second valuation as a result of the market is transferring so shortly. Justin Fitzgibbon Credit: Supplied

“Someone who gets their house valued and then spends two months getting a property ready for market is going to need a second valuation as the market may have considerably increased in price.”

He added, whereas Melburnians and Sydneysiders had flocked to the Sunshine Coast, loads of Brisbane residents had made moved to the world as nicely.

Between them, they’ve sparked a housing worth growth with the tip nowhere close to in sight, Mr Lund stated.

“It’s a stunning location to work remotely,” Mr Lund stated.

“While there are a lot of NSW and Victorian residents migrating here, the local shift in population, with people coming up from Brisbane, is helping fuel those prices.”


Suburb / Median / proportion improve

Marcoola $805,500 43.8

Lake Macdonald $782,500 34.9

Sunrise Beach $1.14m 33.3

Cooran $575,000 28.3

Flaxton $820,000 27.1

Sunshine Beach $2.05m 23.9

Eumundi $788,000 18.5

Pomona $670,000 18.0

Coolum Beach $803,500 17.8

Minyama $1.4m 17.2

* Source: CoreLogic/Ray White (pattern measurement minimal 30 gross sales)

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