Barry Plant, whose name graces more than 80 real estate offices in Victoria, says it is time to buy Gold Coast property - " but don't expect boomtime gains.
The 64-year-old realtor, who made the Gold Coast his home six years ago, is putting his money where his mouth is - " building a $6 million family residence at The Sovereign Islands.
"There's a real window of opportunity for anyone looking to buy on the Gold Coast," he said yesterday.
"My advice would be - if you're going to buy, do it now".
"In two to three years you'll be looking back and saying, phew, how lucky was I?"
Mr Plant said Gold Coast prices would rise steadily but not take off. The Melbourne and Sydney markets are on fire but that won' t happen here.