PHOTO: An aerial view of residential apartments and housing on the Gold Coast , Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) 

HOMEOWNERS are sitting on real estate gold mines as the Gold Coast defies a nationwide slowdown of property prices.

The Gold Coast was one of just two regional cities in Queensland to post an increase in both house and unit values over the past year.

CoreLogic’s regional market update to December 2017 revealed house values rose by 7.6 per cent to $634,423, while the median unit value increased by 5.8 per cent to $411, 229.

It was second only to the Sunshine Coast.