Top Wish-Lists Revealed
November 10 2023
The latest round of keyword search data from realestate.com.au reveals trends and shifting patterns around what Australian buyers want from a home in 2023.
The data suggests that the post-pandemic trend of buyers hunting for larger homes with more amenities has continued, but the shortage of accommodation and the rising cost-of-living have also had an effect.
Searches for ‘dual living’ surged by 27% over the past year – the largest increase of any keyword – while 13% more buyers searched for the term ‘granny flat’.
When it comes to the Gold Coast, keyword analysis showed that outdoor amenity featured highly among buyers clearly looking to capitalise on more than 300 days of sunshine.
Swimming pools, garages and air-conditioning were among the most-searched words, followed by ensuite and outdoor area. For those looking to rent a house in Queensland, the term ‘pet friendly’ topped the search list.
When it comes to apartment buyers, the search parameters shifted slightly with ‘balcony’ the most-searched term, while features including built-in robes, dishwasher and study were among the top 10.
The Gold Coast’s own ‘King of Recycling’ is expanding his reach and impact with the help of a new van, sponsored by long-term supporter Kollosche.
The Kollosche Community Fund has donated $15,000 to 10 Cent Tom, a thriving social enterprise led by local Tom Pirie. Tom has an intellectual impairment and, at the age of 15, underwent corrective surgery for severe scoliosis, which resulted in steel rods being permanently placed in his back.
Working with the support of family and a carer, Tom travels across the coast to collect containers for recycling. The new Ford Transit Van is fitted with a hydraulic lift to make light work out of lifting bins full of cans and glass bottles.
Kollosche is proud to continue our support of Tom on his mission to recycle while advocating for other people with disabilities and inspiring individuals from all walks of life.