Australia boasts beautiful beaches, although! the most popular beach spots fall along the east coast. Western Australia has more coast line than any state and a lot more to choose from, so finding the right home near Australia’s beach’s is not as daunting as one may think..
When looking for a home along the coast, you should be aware that the busier locations along the east coast, such as Sydney, Brisbane, and Cairns, are often filled with tourists.
The west coast offers a more serene beach setting and may be ideal if you’re looking to retire or invest in a vacation home.
Home Location and Price
If you’re looking for an Australian vacation home, you may want something more central so that you can visit certain attractions and have a large variety of activities to do both day and night.
If you’re looking to retire, you may want something quieter that’s not affected by the crowds of tourists that tends to flock the busier areas.
You also need to consider how often you want to swim. If you simply want a beach home because you like the scenery and the tranquility of the water, you can search any of Australia’s real estate and find a nice home.
But if you’re looking to swim, you need to remember that the southern waters get much colder than the northern waters.
As with any piece of real estate, the closer you are to the water the more expensive the asking price. If owning a home on the actual beach is important to you, then expect to see higher asking prices than homes located a few miles from the beach.
If you have a designated budget, you can still find Australian real estate that’s only a short distance from the coast but still provides that beach home feel.
When researching beach houses in Australia, you need to remember that there are a few amenities you should look for that you wouldn’t with inland homes. The first is a boat slip. If you own a boat, you need to know if the home has its own boat slip. If it doesn’t, you’ll want to enquire about the closest boat docks.
You also want to enquire about the views from the home. Does the home provide a panoramic view of the ocean, a partial view, or are there any obstructions to the view? This helps your realtor narrow down the listings when choosing homes to show you.
By knowing what you want out of your Australian beach home, you can help the realtor show you the right homes for the right price.
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