Caloundra’s Rhonda Sutton is easily one of the longest serving and most experienced sales consultants for development projects across the Sunshine Coast region, having seen many of the best residential communities grow from the ground up.

For more than 10 years she has sold hundreds of homes within local master-planned communities, from Bellvista in Caloundra to Kawana Forest, Kawana Island, and now Bellflower at Sippy Downs.

Ms Sutton has sold properties across the spectrum from million dollar homes to first houses for young families and she believes the next wave for the Coast’s property market will be affordable housing.

“I have seen a lot of masterplanned communities come to life off the plan and spoken to a lot of buyers of all types over the years, but the most sought after land now is smaller blocks,” she said.

“Many people are seeking to downsize or they want more lifestyle and less maintenance, within easy distance of every amenity.”

“Whether people are relocating from one part of the Coast to another, or coming from interstate or overseas, affordability and smaller space are key search terms now,” she said.

Investa’s award-winning masterplanned community of Bellflower is a good example of the kind of on trend housing that people want, located close to the Coast’s education hub from childcare through to university, a shopping centre, parklands, youth facilities, dining and retail outlets.

Bellflower has just released the final stage of land sales and so marks the end of an era in community project development.

“I’m excited to see Bellflower realising the goal of a truly sustainable and functional residential community, but I’ll also miss driving in every day, and the satisfaction of helping families find their place here,” Ms Sutton said.

Thirty percent of Bellflower’s final land release is already sold, proving the strong demand for affordable housing. On completion Bellflower will provide more than 400 homes and 800 residents.