PHOTO: Off-the-plan apartment sales

Off-the-plan apartment sales on the Gold Coast jumped in the recent quarter to be some 45 per cent higher than the prior quarter, according to property consultant company Urbis’ latest figures.

The Gold Coast has five of the top 10 best-selling projects nationwide.

Urbis senior consultant Lynda Campbell said it had “definitely been a good start to the year”.

The report, released today, found new apartment activity in the first quarter of 2019 was up by more than 70 sales from the December 2018 quarter.

“Most of the developers on the Gold Coast are meeting the market,” Ms Campbell told The Gold Coast Bulletin.

“The top-selling projects have been boutique and targeted at owner-occupiers and that’s what the market is looking for at the moment.”