PHOTO: Shane Watson and Lee Furlong, with children Matilda and William, at the Bronte home that sold for more than $10.5 million. Picture: Justin Lloyd.

THERE was a lot of doom and gloom in the property market last year but homes in the east with knockout views of our fabulous beaches have been achieving big prices, way above expectations.

And it’s a trend set to continue into 2018.

Among the big hits along the coast was the Bronte home of former Test cricketer Shane Watson and his wife Lee.