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The Sunshine Coast is popular not just for its beaches, but its properties too.Interstate buyers are back in the mix, as even with record breaking sales, the Sunshine Coast market is still considered good value to those in southern states.Tom Offermann Real Estate has handled two sales in the past week which he said had broken area records.A house at 21 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, which was listed for $22m sold this week for what Mr Offermann said was a record price. He would not reveal the exact sale price, but said it had broken the record set recently by the sale of former tennis champion Pat Rafter and his wife Lara’s Sunshine Beach mansion, which was listed for $18m.Mr Offermann has sold the Webb Rd property three times now.“In 1987 it was owned by a Londoner, an industrial chemist, who used the modest timber house for his annual holidays. He wanted $1 million, later confessing he thought he’d set me an impossible challenge, especially as it was my first year in business. But he was surprised to say the least when I returned with a contract.’’Mr Offermann said as well as Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne buyers, overseas interest from London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore had helped drive the resurgence in the market. Nic Hunter who listed 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach. Picture: Paul SmithFigures from CoreLogic reveal there are nine suburbs on the Sunshine Coast where the median house price rose by more than 10 per cent in the past three months.The best performer was Kings Beach where the median rose by 18.3 per cent to $750,000. It was followed by Mount Coolum, up 16.9 per cent to $655,000.There were 38 suburbs where the median house price increased by more than 10 per cent in the past year.The best performer was Bokarina with a 31.6 per cent increase to $750,000. Tanawah was the second best performer with its median up 28.9 per cent to $1,155,000. SUNSHINE COAST TOP PERFORMERS PAST 12 months BOKARINA – 31.6%TANAWAH – 28.9%KENILWORTH – 26.9%MONTVILLE – 26.7%BOREEN POINT – 25%EUDLO – 24.9%DIDDILLIBAH – 24%YANDINA CREEK – 21.2%PALMVIEW – 19.3%MUDJIMBA- 18.3%More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoWITTA – 18.1%MOUNT COOLUM – 18%CASTAWAYS BEACH – 17.7%COOTHARABA – 16.7%EERWAH VALE – 16%MINYAMA – 16%BLACK MOUNTAIN – 15.2%BATTERY HILL – 15%YAROOMBA- 15%REESVILLE – 14.7%ROSEMOUNT – 14.3%BEERBURRUM – 13.9%VERRIERDALE – 13.7%MOOLOOLAH VALLEY – 13%BUDDINA- 12.6%MAPLETON – 12%COOROY – 11.7%SUNRISE BEACH – 11.7%COOLUM BEACH – 11.6%TINBEERWAH – 11.3%COORAN – 11.3%POMONA – 10.9%TEWANTIN – 10.8%DICKY BEACH – 10.2%MOFFAT BEACH – 10.1%Source: CoreLogic Record breaking 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach. Picture: Paul Smith.THE Sunshine Coast market has kicked into life chalking up record breaking sales and significant price growth.Not that long ago owners on the Sunshine Coast wondered if price growth would ever return to the area.Prices were down and properties were selling slowly, but things have started to turn around, with two huge record sales in just the past week.Significant infrastructure spending on the Sunshine Coast, delivering a the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, major road upgrades, an expansion to the Sunshine Plaza has in part helped lead a resurgence in the Sunshine Coast market.