Best Property Investment Suburbs - Western Australia

When thinking about investing in property, it's important to know the potential growth of any suburb you choose to invest in. Discover key property data, growth projections, and other relevant demographic information in our Western Australia suburb profiles. Making the right decisions about property investment in Western Australia is no longer a matter of guesswork. Click through below to find the right suburb for your property investment.

Mount Magnet

Brockman

East Carnarvon

Morgantown

South Carnarvon

Exmouth

Denham

Beachlands

Beresford

Bluff Point

Geraldton

Mahomets Flats

Mount Tarcoola

Rangeway

Spalding

StrathalbynStrathalbyn, WA Strathalbyn, SA

Sunset Beach

Tarcoola Beach

Utakarra

Waggrakine

Wandina

Wonthella

Woorree

Drummond Cove

Glenfield

Green Head

Dongara

Port Denison

Morawa

Mullewa

Northampton

Kalbarri

Broome

Djugun

Cable Beach

Derby

Kununurra

Albany

Bayonet Head

Centennial Park

Collingwood Heights

Gledhow

Goode Beach

Kalgan

Little Grove

Lockyer

Lower King

Mckail

Middleton Beach

Mira /

Mount Melville

Orana

Spencer Park

Yakamia

Denmark

Ocean Beach

Kendenup

Mount BarkerMount Barker, SA Mount Barker, WA

Gnowangerup

Katanning

Kojonup

BeverleyBeverley, WA Beverley, SA

Cunderdin

Dowerin

Northam

Wundowie

Bakers Hill

Quairading

Toodyay

Wongan Hills

Wyalkatchem

York

Kellerberrin

Merredin

Narembeen

Lower Chittering

Muchea

Bindoon

Cervantes

Jurien Bay

Gabbadah

Woodridge

Lancelin

Nilgen

Moora

West Leederville

Floreat

Wembley

City Beach

ClaremontClaremont, TAS Claremont, WA

Cottesloe

Mosman Park

Dalkeith

Nedlands

Mount Claremont

Swanbourne

Peppermint Grove

PerthPerth, TAS Perth, WA

East Perth

West Perth

Daglish

Shenton Park

Subiaco

Highgate

North Perth

Leederville

Mount Hawthorn

AshfieldAshfield, NSW Ashfield, WA

Bassendean

Eden Hill

MaylandsMaylands, SA Maylands, WA

Bedford

BayswaterBayswater, WA Bayswater, VIC

Embleton

Morley

Noranda

High Wycombe

Maida Vale

Forrestfield

Gooseberry Hill

Kalamunda

Lesmurdie

Wattle GroveWattle Grove, NSW Wattle Grove, WA

Boya

GreenmountGreenmount, WA Greenmount, QLD Greenmount, QLD

Helena Valley

Swan View

DarlingtonDarlington, NSW Darlington, WA Darlington, NSW Darlington, SA

Glen Forrest

Mahogany Creek

Mundaring

Sawyers Valley

Parkerville

Stoneville

Mount Helena

Chidlow

Wooroloo

Kiara

Lockridge

Brabham

Caversham

Dayton

GuildfordGuildford, WA Guildford, NSW

Hazelmere

Henley Brook

South Guildford

Bellevue

Herne HillHerne Hill, WA Herne Hill, VIC

Jane Brook

Koongamia

Middle Swan

Midland

Midvale

Stratton

Viveash

WoodbridgeWoodbridge, TAS Woodbridge, WA

Beechboro

Bennett Springs

Ballajura

Aveley

Brigadoon

Ellenbrook

The Vines

Gidgegannup

Bullsbrook

Marmion

SorrentoSorrento, VIC Sorrento, WA

Duncraig

Greenwood

WarwickWarwick, WA Warwick, QLD

Craigie

Hillarys

Kallaroo

Padbury

Kingsley

Woodvale

Beldon

Connolly

Edgewater

Heathridge

Joondalup

Mullaloo

Ocean Reef

Burns Beach

Currambine

IlukaIluka, NSW Iluka, WA

Kinross

Glendalough

Osborne Park

Churchlands

Doubleview

Gwelup

Innaloo

Karrinyup

Woodlands

ScarboroughScarborough, WA Scarborough, QLD

Wembley Downs

Carine

North BeachNorth Beach, SA North Beach, WA

Watermans Bay

Balcatta

StirlingStirling, WA Stirling, SA Stirling, ACT

Hamersley

Trigg

Coolbinia

Menora

Mount Lawley

InglewoodInglewood, WA Inglewood, QLD Inglewood, VIC

Dianella

Joondanna

Tuart Hill

Yokine

Balga

Mirrabooka

Nollamara

Westminster

Clarkson

MerriwaMerriwa, WA Merriwa, NSW

Mindarie

Quinns Rocks

Ridgewood

Banksia Grove

CarramarCarramar, WA Carramar, NSW

Yanchep

Butler

JindaleeJindalee, WA Jindalee, QLD

Two Rocks

Alkimos

Alexander Heights

Girrawheen

Koondoola

Marangaroo

Ashby

Darch

Hocking

Landsdale

Madeley

Pearsall

Sinagra

Tapping

Wanneroo

Gnangara

Mariginiup

Camillo

Champion Lakes

Kelmscott

Roleystone

ArmadaleArmadale, WA Armadale, VIC

Bedfordale

Brookdale

Forrestdale

Harrisdale

Hilbert

Mount Nasura

Mount Richon

Piara Waters

Seville Grove

Rivervale

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

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

RedcliffeRedcliffe, WA Redcliffe, QLD

Cloverdale

Kewdale

Bentley

Cannington

East Cannington

Queens ParkQueens Park, NSW Queens Park, WA

Wilson

Lynwood

ParkwoodParkwood, QLD Parkwood, WA

Ferndale

RivertonRiverton, SA Riverton, WA

Rossmoyne

Shelley

Canning Vale

Willetton

Beckenham

Kenwick

Thornlie

Maddington

Gosnells

HuntingdaleHuntingdale, VIC Huntingdale, WA

Martin

Southern River

Langford

Oakford

Byford

Mundijong

Jarrahdale

Serpentine

KensingtonKensington, VIC Kensington, WA Kensington, SA Kensington, NSW

South Perth

ComoComo, NSW Como, WA

Karawara

Manning

Salter Point

WaterfordWaterford, WA Waterford, QLD

Burswood

Lathlain

Victoria Park

Carlisle

East Victoria

Saint James

Bibra Lake

Coolbellup

Hamilton Hill

North CoogeeCoogee, NSW Coogee, WA

North Lake

Spearwood

Atwell

Aubin Grove

Banjup

Beeliar

Hammond Park

Jandakot

South Lake

Success

Yangebup

Coogee

Munster

East Fremantle

North Fremantle

Fremantle

BeaconsfieldBeaconsfield, WA Beaconsfield, TAS Beaconsfield, QLD Beaconsfield, NSW Beaconsfield, VIC

South Fremantle

White Gum

HiltonHilton, SA Hilton, WA

Samson

Bertram

Calista

Casuarina

Medina

Orelia

Parmelia

Wandi

Leda

Wellard

Bull Creek

Leeming

Bateman

Murdoch

Winthrop

Applecross

Ardross

Brentwood

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

Alfred Cove

Booragoon

Myaree

Attadale

Melville

Willagee

Bicton

Palmyra

Kardinya

Cooloongup

Hillman

Rockingham

Safety Bay

Shoalwater

Waikiki

Warnbro

Baldivis

Port Kennedy

Secret Harbour

Golden Bay

Singleton

Newman

Port Hedland

South Hedland

Dampier

Baynton

Bulgarra

Nickol

Pegs Creek

Norseman

Castletown

Esperance

Nulsen

Pink Lake

Sinclair

West BeachWest Beach, SA West Beach, WA

HopetounHopetoun, WA Hopetoun, VIC

Broadwood

Hannans

Kalgoorlie

Lamington

Piccadilly

SomervilleSomerville, WA Somerville, VIC

South Kalgoorlie

West Lamington

Boulder

South Boulder

Victory Heights

Coolgardie

Kambalda East

Kambalda West

Boyup Brook

Bridgetown

Manjimup

Pemberton

Nannup

Bunbury

Carey Park

College Grove

East Bunbury

Glen IrisGlen Iris, VIC Glen Iris, WA

Pelican Point

South Bunbury

Usher

Withers

Dalyellup

Gelorup

Eaton

Millbridge

Australind

Lakelands

Coodanup

Dudley Park

Erskine

Falcon

Greenfields

Halls Head

Madora Bay

Mandurah

Meadow Springs

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

Silver Sands

Wannanup

Bouvard

Dawesville

North Yunderup

Pinjarra

RavenswoodRavenswood, TAS Ravenswood, WA

South Yunderup

Barragup

Furnissdale

Boddington

Boyanup

Stratham

Capel

Peppermint Grove

Allanson

Collie

Dardanup

Argyle

Donnybrook

Yarloop

Harvey

BrunswickBrunswick, WA Brunswick, VIC

Binningup

Leschenault

Preston Beach

Waroona

Cowaramup

Margaret River

Augusta

Abbey

Broadwater

Busselton

Geographe

Vasse

West Busselton

Yalyalup

Dunsborough

Quindalup

Yallingup

Brookton

Narrogin

Pingelly

Wagin

Corrigin

Lake Grace

Geraldton

Kalbarri

Bilingurr

Broome

Cable Beach

Mira /

West Leederville

Wembley

Claremont

Cottesloe

Mosman Park

Nedlands

Perth

Northbridge

East Perth

West Perth

Shenton Park

Subiaco

Crawley

Jolimont

Highgate

North Perth

Leederville

Mount Hawthorn

Bassendean

Maylands

Bayswater

Morley

Noranda

Forrestfield

Kalamunda

Lockridge

Midland

Ballajura

Ellenbrook

Sorrento

Kallaroo

Kingsley

Woodvale

Connolly

Joondalup

Currambine

Glendalough

Osborne Park

Churchlands

Doubleview

Innaloo

Woodlands

Scarborough

North Beach

Watermans Bay

Balcatta

Mount Lawley

Inglewood

Dianella

Joondanna

Tuart Hill

Yokine

Balga

Mirrabooka

Nollamara

Clarkson

Mindarie

Girrawheen

Madeley

Kelmscott

Armadale

Rivervale

Ascot

Belmont

Redcliffe

Kewdale

Bentley

Cannington

Queens Park

Ferndale

Beckenham

Thornlie

Gosnells

Langford

Kensington

South Perth

Como

Burswood

Victoria Park

Carlisle

East Victoria

Saint James

Bibra Lake

Coolbellup

Hamilton Hill

North Coogee

Spearwood

Cockburn Central

Hammond Park

Success

East Fremantle

North Fremantle

Fremantle

South Fremantle

Bertram

Orelia

Applecross

Mount Pleasant

Booragoon

Attadale

Melville

Bicton

Palmyra

Kardinya

Rockingham

Safety Bay

Shoalwater

Waikiki

Baldivis

Port Hedland

South Hedland

Baynton

Esperance

Kalgoorlie

Piccadilly

Bunbury

Carey Park

East Bunbury

South Bunbury

Withers

Eaton

Australind

Dudley Park

Erskine

Greenfields

Halls Head

Mandurah

Wannanup

Bouvard

Collie

Gnarabup

Margaret River

Broadwater

Busselton

West Busselton

Dunsborough

 

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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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