Undated : generic aerial view of Merrimac, Gold CoastHOUSE hunters are snapping up Gold Coast properties in some inland suburbs within weeks of them hitting the market.New figures released by property researcher CoreLogic show Currumbin Valley, Merrimac and Mudgeeraba top the list of fastest-selling suburbs on the Gold Coast.Property experts attributed the demand to the unique homes on offer and better value for money in the areas. Aerial photo shoot this morning of Beach Erosion along the Gold Coast from Main Beach to Miami Beach — Surfers Paradise Gold Coast’s fastest selling suburbs: 1. Currumbin Valley and Merrimac (houses) — 19 days2. Mudgeeraba (houses) — 22 days3. Burleigh Waters (units) — 23 days4. Currumbin Waters, Mudgeeraba, Tugun (units) — 24 days5. Miami (units) and Worongary (houses) — 25 days Grab a copy of The Bulletin’s Sold On the Gold Coast magazine on August 22 for expert advice on selling, buying and investing as well as the latest property data from every suburb on the Gold Coast. An undated aerial view of Merrimac, Gold Coast“I think it’s just the uniqueness of the properties that we have had out there that’s attracting people,” he said.The 212 house sales in Mudgeeraba sold within a median of 22 days.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoRE/MAX Regency Gold Coast agent Stuart Legg said properties in Mudgeeraba offered better value for money than many of those along the coast.“During the (Gold Coast’s) growth period over the past four years, I think people have realised their budget will only go so far,” he said. Who wouldn’t wanna live here though?Currumbin Valley and Merrimac shared first place, with houses on median sold 19 days of being on the market.The figure is based on a total of 86 sales within those areas throughout the past year.While McGrath Palm Beach agent Andy Hogarth was surprised 20 homes had sold in Currumbin Valley over the past year, he said the figure still accurately reflected the market.He sold a luxury American-style barn in May after a week on the market while colleague Richard Snowden sold the country retreat of AFL legend Jonathan Brown following a four-week auction campaign. Mudgeeraba — where you get the best value for money.Mr Legg said there was also a limited number of homes on the market, which meant people were quick to buy as soon as they were listed. GET A NEW SET OF HEADPHONES WITH YOUR DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION He recently sold a Mudgeeraba property, which attracted 20 groups for inspections and five offers, in four days.“The number of sales are definitely down this year on last year, but that just increases the demand for properties as well,” he said.Despite the data, CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said properties on the Coast were actually taking longer to sell compared to previous years, “which is reflective of the overall slowing of dwelling value growth over the past year”.
Manchester City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini has blamed the congested Christmas fixture list for deepening injury crisis. The Chilean expressed his disgust over ‘too many’ matches played in during the Christmas period and believes that it could take a toll on Manchester City, given the amount of injury the Citizens have suffered, in recent weeks.Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic are already facing lengthy lay-offs due to injury. Skipper Vincent Kompany and Edin Dzeko have also joined the injury list, in recent times. Dzeko, was injured in a pre-match training session, minutes before Manchester City’s clash against Leicester City. Pellegrini, pointed fingers at the club’s congested fixture list, as a reason for enduring so many injuries.“I think the players play too many games during the year, especially the players of big teams because when they have an international break they must continue for their national squad,” he said. “Last year I remember playing nine games in December and nine games in January, it is difficult for the players to keep the high pace because in the Premier League the intensity of every game is very high.“I understand Boxing Day is important for English football, but Boxing Day is on December 26, I don’t know why we have to play the 28th and 1st January. Maybe we could play Boxing Day and one game more on the 30th before the end of the year. So one of the reasons may be that they play too many games, especially at the end of the year. Maybe it can also be the pitches are too hard, and a bit of bad luck. It is difficult to know exactly.”With Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic out with injuries and teenage Pozo, not the answer to Manchester City’s goal scoring worries,as showcased against Leicester City, Pellegrini could turn to midfielder James Milner, for providing a makeshift Center Forward. ”Milner can be an option and I have always said he is a very useful player for the squad. Maybe at some moments he wants to play more but whenever he plays in different positions, Milner is important. “That is why we keep him here and it is important he renews his contract with our team. Because inside and outside the pitch he is important to us.”Meanwhile, Manchester City concluded business as usual against Leicester City, as they defeated the foxes 1-0. A customary Frank Lampard goal in the 40th minute swayed all three points to Manchester City’s kitty. Manchester City meanwhile maintained their gap of three points with league leaders Chelsea FC, who sit comfortably with 39 points.