Seven Melbourne hotspot suburbs for spring property investors
Melbourne’s housing market is beginning to show signs of recovery, with prices increasing by 2.5% in the 3 months to August, according to a report released by RP Data.
While Victorian property prices are still relatively flat compared with the same time lastyear, there is room for continued growth and encourages buyers to take advantageof the favourable buying conditions this spring.
It's a buyers' market.
We are expecting to see the volume of homes on the market lift to around $70 million in value per week over October and November.
Buyers are already showing more interest as they see an increase in properties available to them.
This increase in listings is a good indication of buyer confidence and will result in less competition and more choice for buyers, creating 2nd and 3rd options in their property hunt.
This coupled with the softer house prices we are currently experiencing creates great buying conditions.
It’s the time in the market, not timing the market that counts. Buying now in the right areas will see you prosper in the future from your decision to act.
Inner and mid belt family homes to perform well. Investors and homebuyers should be looking for homes located within the inner tomid belt of the city.
Astute investors should be looking in established areas like Kew East, Collingwood,Carlton, Fitzroy, Coburg North, Hawthorn East, Glen Iris, Oakleigh and Macleod.
This type of housing stock is well insulated from the current oversupply of newapartment developments in inner as well as the further expected correction in the$2m+ housing stock.
These inner and mid belt areas can prove to be an excellent return on investmentfor both investors and owner-occupiers. Those purchasing to build their investment portfolio should expect to see consistent rental returns and low vacancy periods,whereas owner-occupiers can have confidence that their home will experience strong capital growth.
Here are our seven top picks:
Albert Park features some of Melbourne’s most prestigious, heritage listed property. St Vincent Gardens is surrounded by multi-million dollar houses and whilst the top end of the market has softened recently apartments in the area have experienced double digit growth at 13.5% (source: APM). Albert Park attracts aspiring young professionals aged 25-39 (source: ABS) who can’t afford to purchase houses here but want to live in the area. Therefore demand is quite strong and consistent and vacancy rates are low at 2.4% (SQM)
Infolio Property Advisors will be running a free seminar featuring an expert panel that all Property Observer readers are invited to attend. “Buy Property Like A Professional” will be held on October 2, at The Point Albert Park, Melbourne. Head to www.infolio.com.au for more information.
Cameron Deal is the founder Infolio Property Advisors.
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