03 Aug BUDERIM – SUBURB IN FOCUS
Buderim For Buyers
Buderim is amongst the most sought after locations on the Sunshine Coast and with good reason – Buderim’s incredible views, sought-after schools and magnificent green spaces make for the ultimate lifestyle. Families, retirees or just those seeking a little luxury living flock to Buderim, which makes for a competitive property market. As Buderim’s most reputable property buyer’s agent, we’ve got the inside scoop on what to look for in your new home.
Buderim in a nutshell:
Population: 60,845 – SA3 Area (Source ABS – July 2021)
5 year population change: +8.5%
Medium house price: $906,000
Stock on market: 9.17%
Size of Buderim: 30.5 sq km
Numbers of park: 139
Source: Corelogic July 2021
Why The Property Baron Loves Buderim
Central location on the Sunshine Coast, serviced by all the amenities.
Access to Beaches, Bruce Highway, Public and Private Schools, 1 hour to Brisbane.
Variety of Houses, from standard residential, large views in all directions, and rural residential homes
Highly sought after Buderim Mountain State Primary School, and some of the top Private Schools on the Coast.
Tree lined streets, historical properties and friendly locals.
The Buderim Property Market
Buderim’s population hasn’t just doubled, it’s transformed in the last decade or two. Formerly, Buderim was a mecca for retirees (as evident with the number of exclusive retirement villages in the 4556 postcode). These days the 360-degree views from its 180m high peak and its array of magnificent homes in all styles attract established families and savvy property investors from across Australia, and the world. The Buderim property market is tight, with few properties coming to market. Like many of its more in demand Sunshine Coast neighbours, your dream property will likely sell fast and often well above list price. For interstate, international and often, local buyers, a buyer’s agent is essential for securing your dream property in the area.
As of July 2021 The median house sale price in Buderim is around $906,000, however the price of luxury homes with views can easily creep past the $2 million mark. For interstate buyers, $2 million will get you spectacular views and architectural design, not just a pokey two bed flat in Sydney 😉
Units sell for around the $500,000 mark.
Investment properties in Buderim delivered a compound growth rate per year of 9.84% for houses and 6.08% for units over the last five years. Houses offer on average an annual rental yield of 4.28% and apartments an impressive 5.1%. The average house in Buderim commands $600 per week rent with just a 0.52% average vacancy rate. No wonder the Buderim property market is currently in such high demand.
Source: CoreLogic July 2021
History and Culture
First settled in 1862, Buderim is the oldest European settlement on the Sunshine Coast. Known by the local First Nations’ Kabi Kabi People as Badderam for the local Hairpin Honeysuckle plants that grow locally, the area has retained much of the green space and natural beauty that has attracted inhabitants for thousands of years. The town centre, although peppered with all the mod cons and local conveniences has retained its “charming small town” feel.
Is Buderim a coastal suburb? Or a Sunshine Coast Hinterland town? Here’s the thing, Buderim is located just ten minutes from the spectacular Mooloolaba waterfront but overlooks the famous Sunshine Coast Hinterland, home to quaint towns and spectacular landscapes. Buderim is quite literally, the ultimate sea change or tree change location.
Homes in Buderim
Buderim is known for its architectural variety and delightful design. With magnificent views and hillside blocks, the market is spoiled for choice with stunning Queenslander style properties, pepper amongst ultra-modern luxury homes, art deco delights and breezy eco-homes. When you find the right home at Buderim, you’ll need to snap it up fast – because properties are rare, your dream property even rarer.
Around 30,000 Sunshine Coasters currently call Buderim home. Buderim sales attract, on average 20% more interest than the Queensland average. It might have something to do with Buderim being named up there with Paris and Aspen as livable locations in a British Airways Survey. As the sea and tree changers head to the Sunshine Coast, the Buderim demographic is again changing. Buderim is a highly sought-after location for Sydney and Melbourne sun seekers and during the Covid period saw a burgeoning interest from interstate.
For established families, the Buderim area offers three of the top schools on the Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Coast Grammar, Matthew Flinders Anglican College and Immanuel Lutheran College are three of the Sunshine Coast’s top performing schools. The local state schools, including Buderim Mountain State School are highly reputable and strictly catchment managed.
Because the properties in Buderim tend to move so quickly, interstate and international buyers should consider being represented by a Buyer’s Agent.
Closeby Sunshine Coast Locations
If you love Buderim, here are some other suburbs worth considering. As a full-service and fully independent Sunshine Coast buyer’s agency, we can help you find your dream home or ideal investment across the coast and hinterland.
- Forest Glen
- Mountain Creek
Our Favourite Buderim Properties
Here are some properties we recently secured for our clients in and around Buderim:
Getting to know the neighbours and the neighbourhood will make all the difference in your new home or investment property. Head to our blog or our facebook group for some “insider top tips”
Best Places to Dine in Buderim
Buderim has foodies (and caffeine addicts) covered with plenty of sumptuous options. Here’s our current top picks for eating out in Buderim.
- Rue Bourbon for a quick coffee with a view
- Buderim Tavern for a family meal out with the kids, enjoy the view
- Coffee lovers will love Hamptons Espresso with Tim Adams coffee
Things to do with Kids in Buderim
From parks to the giant Bellingham Maze, Buderim is a wonderful place to raise kids. Here are our top picks to get you started:
Best streets in Buderim
Want to get a feel for the area? If you can, do a drive by on these streets to get a real feeling for the Buderim lifestyle:
- Foote Avenue
- Moorabinda Drive
- Tulip Lane
- Elizabeth Street/Gloucester Road
- Jorl Court, Walgarri for Rural Residential blocks
Our top 3 tips for newbie Buderim buyers
- Buderim Locals avoid driving across Buderim at School times
- Buderim and the greater area including neighbouring suburbs or Mons, Tanawha includes a wide variety of pockets and dwellings. These range from standard residential homes within estates such as Buderim Pines, Buderim Meadows and Headland Park; pole homes on the northern and southern escarpments enjoying expansive views, older traditional dwellings from the first settled areas; rural residential homesteads and heavily timbered forest block among others. Navigating these pockets requires a local knowledge that can only be acquired over many many years of living in the area and following the markets over multiple years.
- The pockets offer different positives and negatives for buyers to consider, including schools zones, land particulars, dwelling and architecture differences, and access to amenity.
Find your Tribe!
Learn all about your new neighbourhood from local council and chat groups. Get the insider’s view on life in Buderim and ask your new neighbours for their local recommendations.
- Sunshine Coast Council: https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/
- Buderim Community group: https://www.facebook.com/buderimcommunity
- SC Community board: https://www.facebook.com/sunnycoastcommunity
- Buderim Community Board: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1728327774107132
- Buderim Buy/swap/sell: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1761739814108897
- Move to the Sunshine Coast group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/movingtothesunhinecoast
See what’s hitting the Buderim property market, when it hits (or before)!
Because Buderim is a fast-moving property market, a local buyer’s agent can help you be in the right place at the right time to secure the right property. As the Sunshine Coast’s most reputable property buyer’s agent, The Property Baron is your key to securing your ideal property at the best possible price. The key, is knowing the market, and knowing what’s coming to market. We believe that the ideal real estate purchase isn’t just about that winning bid, it’s about assisting our buyers at every stage. Talk to us now to see just how we can help.