Iconic lifestyle markets such as the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Cairns have started to bounce back and record strong housing market conditions after ongoing weakness between 2008 and 2014, property analytics firm CoreLogic RP Data says.

CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher says some areas are starting to show growth although regional housing markets are a mixed bag. “Newcastle, Wollongong, the Richmond-Tweed region in northern NSW, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and Cairns are probably the most notable regional markets where we’re seeing some decent levels…