"The apartment market on the Gold Coast is more problematic because conditions there are still very tight and after Sydney, the Gold Coast is more dependent than any other city on the apartment market," he said. "Investors have been fleeing that market and combined with a decrease in buyer confidence, apartment prices may continue to come down."
Mr Anderson predicts unit prices will stabilise in the first half of 2009 before again beginning to rise.
"We are expecting to see growth again in the apartment market but it won't happen until 2010, it will take longer than the housing market, and probably not as quickly as in Brisbane," he said. "There could be a really strong rebound in that market in the first half of 2010 but it will be coming off a fairly low base."Source: GoldCoast.com.au website