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Melba - SUBURB PROFILE REPORT
POSTAL CODE: ACT, 2615

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MELBA, 2615 ranks 1704th on the best performing suburbs in Australia in terms of capital gains, returning capital gains of 16.41% for property investors.

Based on its average 5-year and quarterly capital gains, the suburb saw average growth in the long term.

The suburb also delivered a weaker performance in contrast to other Australian suburbs in terms of appreciation of property value. Investors saw the median home price rise to $745,000.

The upward trend in home prices in MELBA, 2615 averaged 11.01% per annum over a 3-year period.

Average weekly rents on listings have reached the $565 mark, reflecting a 3.94% increase in returns based on the current median price in MELBA.

An average of 4.08 real estate transactions take place per month in MELBA which translates to 49 per annum.

49 properties were sold in MELBA in 2016, making it the 46th most active market in ACT based on total real estate transactions.

MELBA, 2615 places 37th in Australia based on median property value growth during the quarter.

Surburb overview

Melba is a suburb in the district of Belconnen in Canberra, ACT. It is bounded by the arterial roads of Kingsford Smith Drive, Ginninderra Drive, Alpen Street, Copland Drive and the base of Mount Rogers. Surrounding suburbs include Evatt, Spence, Florey, Flynn and Charnwood. Its namesake was Australian opera singer Nellie Melba who became famous in the late 19th century. The suburb was gazetted in 1971, with a street name theme focusing on musicians.

Suburb profile

Melba is located in a favourable distance from Belconnen hotspots and retail hubs. The suburb has its own set of basic shops and amenities, including a filling station, a convenience store and a variety of schools. Melba has access to sporting venues, as well as recreational facilities, salons, restaurants and lifestyle hubs inside and outside its jurisdiction.

Residential investing

Melba properties are in demand, with the average tours per property reaching 373, higher by nearly a hundred points than the state average. The median home price in Melba is $575,000, while the average unit price is $360,000. Rental properties have also realised a 5 per cent increase in the past 12 months. Listings are comprised of anything from old homes that are good candidates for renovation to housing-and-land packages in new estates.

Data report can be found below

Melba
KEY PROPERTY DATA REPORT HOUSE UNIT
Median Price $745,000 $617,000
GROWTH REPORT
Median Quarterly 5.67% 8.72%
Median 12 month 16.41% 41.84%
Median 3 years 33.04% 25.92%
Median 5 years 46.94% N/A
10 years average annual 4.67% 11.64%
Weekly media advert. rent $565 N/A
Time on Market 40.7 days 0.0 days
Gross Rental Yield Percent 3.94% N/A
demographics (median values)*
Total Population
44177
Weekly Household Income
1911
Household Size
2.70
Age
35
Monthly Loan Repayment
2000
* Australian Bureau of Statistics (May 2021) 2016 Census DataPacks[https://datapacks.censusdata.abs.gov.au/datapacks/],ABS Website, accessed 2016.
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