Best Property Investment Suburbs - Victoria

When thinking about investing in property, it's important to know the potential growth of any Victorian suburb you choose to invest in.

Discover key property data, growth projections, and other relevant demographic information in our Victorian suburb profiles. Making the right decisions about property investment in Victoria is no longer a matter of guesswork.

Click through below to find out where you can purchase the best investment properties in Victoria.

 

Clifton Springs

Curlewis

Drysdale

Indented Head

Portarlington

St LeonardsSt Leonards, VIC St Leonards, NSW St Leonards, TAS

Point Lonsdale

Ocean Grove

Barwon Heads

QueenscliffQueenscliff, NSW Queenscliff, VIC

Jan Juc

TorquayTorquay, QLD Torquay, VIC

Anglesea

Aireys Inlet

Fairhaven

Lorne

Winchelsea

Lara

Corio

Norlane

Bell Park

Bell Post

Drumcondra

Hamlyn Heights

North Geelong

Rippleside

BelmontBelmont, QLD Belmont, VIC Belmont, NSW Belmont, WA Belmont, QLD

Grovedale

Highton

Marshall

Wandana Heights

Waurn Ponds

Geelong West

Herne HillHerne Hill, WA Herne Hill, VIC

Manifold Heights

Breakwater

East Geelong

Newcomb

St Albans

Thomson

Whittington

Geelong

NewtownNewtown, QLD Newtown, NSW Newtown, QLD Newtown, VIC Newtown, QLD Newtown, QLD

South Geelong

Leopold

Apollo Bay

Marengo

Birregurra

Colac

Elliminyt

Bannockburn

Lethbridge

Smythesdale

Alfredton

Ballarat

Ballarat Central

Ballarat East

Ballarat North

Black Hill

Brown Hill

Canadian

Golden Point

Invermay Park

Lake Wendouree

Mount Clear

Mount Helen

Mount PleasantMount Pleasant, QLD Mount Pleasant, QLD Mount Pleasant, NSW Mount Pleasant, WA Mount Pleasant, VIC Mount Pleasant, SA

NewingtonNewington, NSW Newington, VIC

Redan

Soldiers HillSoldiers Hill, QLD Soldiers Hill, VIC

Miners Rest

Lake Gardens

Wendouree

Delacombe

Sebastopol

Buninyong

Creswick

Clunes

Trentham

Daylesford

Hepburn Springs

Bacchus Marsh

Darley

Maddingley

Ballan

GordonGordon, VIC Gordon, NSW Gordon, ACT

Blackwood

Ararat

Beaufort

AvocaAvoca, VIC Avoca, QLD

Bairnsdale

East Bairnsdale

EastwoodEastwood, SA Eastwood, NSW

Lucknow

Newlands Arm

Wy Yung

Eagle Point

Paynesville

Raymond Island

Orbost

Mallacoota

Metung

Kalimna

Lake Tyers

Lakes Entrance

RosedaleRosedale, VIC Rosedale, NSW

Sale

Golden BeachGolden Beach, VIC Golden Beach, QLD

Loch Sport

Paradise Beach

Seaspray

Heyfield

Maffra

StratfordStratford, VIC Stratford, QLD

Yarram

Trafalgar

Moe

Newborough

Yallourn North

Morwell

ChurchillChurchill, VIC Churchill, QLD

Traralgon

Traralgon East

Boolarra

Cowes

Silverleaves

Smiths Beach

Sunderland Bay

Sunset Strip

Surf BeachSurf Beach, NSW Surf Beach, VIC

Ventnor

Wimbledon Heights

Rhyll

Cape Woolamai

Newhaven

San RemoSan Remo, WA San Remo, VIC San Remo, NSW

Corinella

Coronet Bay

Grantville

Pioneer Bay

Dalyston

Cape Paterson

Kilcunda

North Wonthaggi

South Dudley

Wonthaggi

Inverloch

Mirboo North

Korumburra

Leongatha

Venus Bay

Walkerville

Sandy Point

Foster

Toora

Nyora

Longwarry

Drouin

Warragul

Yarragon

Neerim South

East Warburton

Mooroopna

Shepparton

Kialla

Rochester

Echuca

Rushworth

Kyabram

Tongala

Stanhope

Tatura

Numurkah

Nathalia

Cobram

Tungamah

Bundalong

Yarrawonga

Benalla

Bonnie Doon

MansfieldMansfield, QLD Mansfield, VIC

Goughs Bay

Jamieson

Merrijig

Nagambie

Avenel

Euroa

Violet Town

Broadford

Seymour

Beveridge

Wallan

Kilmore

Eildon

Alexandra

Yea

Kinglake

Marysville

Bendigo

East Bendigo

Flora Hill

Ironbark

Kennington

Long Gully

North Bendigo

Quarry Hill

Spring Gully

Strathdale

White Hills

AscotAscot, QLD Ascot, QLD Ascot, WA Ascot, VIC Ascot, VIC

Epsom

Junortoun

Maiden Gully

Strathfieldsaye

Golden Square

Kangaroo Flat

California Gully

Eaglehawk

Jackass Flat

Sailors Gully

MaryboroughMaryborough, QLD Maryborough, VIC

Dunolly

Marong

HeathcoteHeathcote, NSW Heathcote, VIC

Huntly

Elmore

InglewoodInglewood, WA Inglewood, QLD Inglewood, VIC

Boort

Castlemaine

Campbells Creek

Chewton

NewsteadNewstead, QLD Newstead, TAS

Maldon

Riddells Creek

Romsey

Lancefield

Gisborne

New Gisborne

Macedon

Mount Macedon

WoodendWoodend, QLD Woodend, VIC

Kyneton

Malmsbury

Cohuna

Kerang

Koondrook

Robinvale

Lake Boga

Swan Hill

Nyah West

Red Cliffs

Irymple

Mildura

Nichols Point

Merbein

Donald

Birchip

Charlton

Sea Lake

Ouyen

KewKew, NSW Kew, VIC

Kew East

Balwyn

Deepdene

Balwyn North

HawthornHawthorn, VIC Hawthorn, SA

Hawthorn East

Camberwell

CanterburyCanterbury, NSW Canterbury, VIC

Glen IrisGlen Iris, VIC Glen Iris, WA

Ashburton

Bulleen

Templestowe

Templestowe Lower

Doncaster

Doncaster East

Donvale

Warrandyte

Park Orchards

Wonga Park

Ashwood

Chadstone

Mount Waverley

Glen Waverley

Wheelers Hill

Hughesdale

HuntingdaleHuntingdale, VIC Huntingdale, WA

Oakleigh

Oakleigh East

Clayton

Notting Hill

Mulgrave

BurwoodBurwood, NSW Burwood, VIC

Mont Albert

Surrey Hills

Box Hill

Box Hill

Box Hill

Mont Albert

Blackburn

 

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The practice of property investment firms sharing undisclosed kickbacks among the supply chain involved in development sales will be outlawed in NSW on 1 July this year under the Real Estate Reform being handed down by regulators in NSW.

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Property commentator and valuer, Suburbanite’s Anna Porter, said the reform will address conflicts of interest.

She said they arise when a mortgage broker, accountant or financial planner receives part of the commission from the property firm, who receive their fees from the developer or seller.

“This puts the broker into a position by which they are being paid on both sides of the fence,” she said.

“Until now this has been a grey area and there was nothing stopping this practice.” 

Ms Porter said this has been a common practice in the industry.

"Some well-known mortgage broking firms openly admit to receiving $5,000–$10,000 per referral in their pocket.”

She also said this process has been going on for decades.

"Property investment firms commonly pass some of their commission on to the mortgage broker, accountant or financial planner as a reward to them for passing on the referral. This means that many brokers or financial service providers are making significant amounts of money just to refer on to a property firm, often totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars a year," Anna Porter said.

Ms Porter said the Property, Stock and Business Agents Amendment (Property Industry Reform) Bill 2017 will be in force from July this year, and will prohibit this practice unless the broker or referring partner also holds a real estate industry license.

"Under the new laws, if the broker takes a referral fee from the property firm, they will have to be a licensed real estate agent and also hold a corporation’s license,” she said. 

“Subsequently, every transaction that they receive a referral fee from, they will be putting their license up against the transaction and taking full liability for the conduct, practices and outcome of that transaction, even if they have little to do with the transaction; they are a party to it financially and therefore take as much risk as everyone else in the transaction.”

Mr Porter said where a referrer holds a real estate license, and receives a part of the sale commission, they may find themselves in breach of the ethical requirements under the act.

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New data from Mortgage Choice shows that property buyers continue to choose variable rate home loan products, as demand for fixed rate home loans fell for the eighth consecutive month. 

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According to the company’s latest national home loan approval data, variable rate home loans accounted for over 82 per cent of all home loans written throughout May 2018 — up over 2 per cent from the month prior, and almost 7 per cent higher than the 12-month average.

Mortgage Choice CEO, Susan Mitchell, said this trend will continue as borrowers develop apathy towards the RBA’s stagnant cash rate.

“Indeed, we continue to see borrowers opt for the flexible nature of variable rate home loans which may offer a redraw facility, offset accounts and the ability to make extra repayments. These features are not typically associated with fixed rate loans.

“While a fixed rate product provides repayment certainty, variable home loan rates have been relatively stable for a prolonged period of time giving borrowers little incentive to fix.”

This week’s Housing Finance data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that 52,116 home loans were approved throughout April, down 1.4 per cent from the previous month.

Ms Mitchell said she is unsurprised that the value of investment loans dipped — falling 0.9 of a percentage point to $10.7 billion in April.

She said this could reflect tighter lending standards and serviceability policies.

“However, May data may show an increase in investment loans following APRA lifting the cap on investor loan growth at the end of April,” said Ms Mitchell.

Ms Mitchell also noted that the number of first home buyer commitments as a percentage of total owner-occupied housing finance commitments rose to 17.6 per cent in April 2018, from 13.7 per cent in January 2018.

“This increase is significant and first home buyers seem to be propping up the market.”

Ms Mitchell said she expected home loan demand would be maintained.

“[Due to] a combination of factors, such as historically low interest rates, easing property prices and access to FHOGs.”

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The Australian property market is arguably in a softening phase, and this can have both positive and negative effects for property investors.

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In this episode of the Smart Property Investment show, Real Estate Gym’s Tom Panos joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss how investors can take advantage of this decreasing market by leveraging off of the reduced urgency in the sales process.  He also discusses the importance of researching up to date sales data before investing and looks at the state of the Australian property market as a whole.

With many property investors also selling property throughout their journey Tom reveals the best months to buy property in Australia, shares his thoughts on why an auction is not always the best method of sale and how as a purchasing decision it can lead to over-paying.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you’d like to lend your voice to the show, email [email protected] for more insights!

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