The Whitsundays is renowned for its azure blue waters, pristine beaches and year round balmy temperatures but now with the recent opening of luxury resort Mirage Whitsundays, there is a new sense of opulence and richness boosting the region and making this incredible destination more desirable than ever.

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The Whitsundays may be internationally known as a stunning holiday destination but its property market is even more attractive with house prices costing buyers half the cost of property in city locations.  City residents looking to enter the property market can expect to pay $525,000 for a median priced house (or $700,00 for a waterfront property) in Airlie Beach versus $1.3million for a similar sized property in Sydney or Melbourne, both of which are experiencing all time highs.

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Our country may be girt by sea, but when it comes to owning a waterfront property, for most of us, the chances are at least slim if not a complete pipe dream.

For those not knocked out of the market by affordability, the issue becomes availability.

The coastline is finite and is further reduced in terms of property development and purchase opportunities, by uninhabitable areas and national parks, distance from desired lifestyle and amenities and lack of tightly held properties coming onto the market.

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