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By Jason D'souza

REA has released the REA Group Property Demand Index – June 2017, which reveals the Australian suburbs in highest demand.

Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee says a rebound in the market in May resulted in another record peak, despite current median house prices.

“The Australian residential market feels almost bulletproof at the moment with continued increases in demand setting us up for even more price growth in our major cities, despite the constant speculation based on median price figures that the market is set to collapse,” Ms Conisbee said.

She said the most sought-after homes are large, sit on a block, and are located close to shops, schools, and public transport.

The top 10 suburbs in demand across Australia are:

  1. North Parramatta, NSW
  2. South Hurstville, NSW
  3. hurstville, NSW
  4. Hurstville, NSW
  5. Allawah, NSW
  6. North Sydney, NSW
  7. Farmborough Heights, NSW
  8. The Basin, Victoria
  9. Narraweena, NSW
  10. Allambie Heights, NSW
  11. Unanderra, NSW
  12. Yallambie, Victoria
  13. Croydon Hills, Victoria
  14. Middle ParkMiddle Park, QLD Middle Park, VIC, Victoria
  15. Briar Hill, Victoria
  16. North Balgowlah, NSW
  17. CroydonCroydon, VIC Croydon, NSW Croydon, SA, Victoria
  18. March, Victoria

“The three strongest markets continue to be Tasmania, New South Wales and Victoria,” Ms Conisbee said.

“Western Australia and Northern Territory are still behind the rest of Australia and while Northern Territory appears to have turned a corner with demand up, year-on-year demand continues to drop in Western Australia.”

The most in-demand area in NSW is Farmborough Heights, which is also the most in demand nationwide. Another top area in NSW is Wollongong, which boasts a positive outlook for sellers, but not so much for buyers.

“It’s great news for existing home owners in these suburbs potentially looking to sell, but the added competition will be challenging for those living in Wollongong wanting to either buy their first home or upgrade. Sydney’s unaffordability is contagious and it appears to be hitting Wollongong with full force,” the report said.

In Victoria, The Basin is the most in-demand suburb. It is also the second most sought-after suburb across Australia. Much like Wollongong for NSW, the Dandenong Ranges is home to several Victorian suburbs in high demand.

“Sydney has very few suburbs that are escape valves for high prices, but Melbourne has plenty, with many located in outer north east or in the Dandenong Ranges,” the report said.

“All these areas provide large blocks and large homes at more affordable prices while also providing a leafy outdoor lifestyle which buyers love.”

In Queensland, the suburb most in demand is Holland Park. Only one Gold Coast suburb made it to the top 10 in Queensland, a sign that the “Gold Coast’s reign as the most popular location for property seekers looking at Queensland appears to be over”, the study said.

Western Australia’s most in-demand suburb is Shenton Park, with the current trend showing in- demand suburbs located in PerthPerth, TAS Perth, WA’s inner west or along the northern beaches.

The most in-demand suburb in South Australia is Unley Park, with the majority of the in-demand suburbs located in the inner south.

Tasmania’s most in-demand suburb is Battery Park, which has seen a high level of interest from Chinese investors. According to the study, Chinese demand rose by 70 per cent in the last 12 months.

In the ACT, Ainslie is the most in-demand suburb. Current trends reveal northside suburbs are in high demand, while southside suburbs have little interest.

The Northern Territory’s most in-demand suburb is Nakara, with demand increasing steadily, indicating a viable long-term option.

 

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Welcome to the second series of Investing Insights with Right Property Group. Join Right Property Group directors Steve Waters and Victor Kumar as they explore and challenge the strategies, tactics and techniques to create wealth through property investing.

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Every month, Steve and Victor join co-host Phillip Tarrant from Smart Property Investment to address the burning issues impacting investors, covering key topics such as manufacturing equity, property management, purchasing units versus houses, researching the market, finding under market value properties, the habits and attitudes of successful investors and portfolio building.

In this episode of Investing Insights with Right Property Group, Steve and Victor discuss the numerous property investment strategies taking an in-depth look of two of the most common ones.

They will share the strategies which they have implemented and seen the most success from, look at why they work, and discuss why some strategies are dangerous and should in their opinion be avoided.

Steve and Victor also discuss blue chip properties and their mindset surrounding these as investments, how infrastructure impacts property prices and how to make that work to your advantage.  They will also unpack whether now is still a good time to invest in the property market.

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Breaking down the investment process
Why renovation may not help your valuation
The positives and negatives of diversification
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Max and Jeanette joins  host Phil Tarrant to discuss their property journey, compare the Australian market to Max’s home town of Holland, and share their plans to maintain the size of their portfolio.

The pair also unpack how they manage and finance their portfolio, discuss the process they go through when choosing where to invest, and share the tips learned from 15 years as property investors.

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.

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Property investors are now able to identify and bid on auctions remotely using a new live-streaming functionality launched by Gavl.

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Called “Request an Auction”, the new functionality enables users to watch and bid on any Sydney or Melbourne auction remotely.

Through Gavl, prospective buyers are now able to register to bid on their preferred auction. The platform will obtain permission from the listing agent and confirm within 48 hours.

Vendors can also request to have their auctions broadcast to a larger buyer audience.

Co-founder Joel Smith said that auctions streamed on Gavl attract 47 per cent more viewers than traditional ones.

He said that Request an Auction will be valuable for remote buyers.

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Mr Smith said that prior to the Request an Auction app, buyers were limited to what they could achieve through the Gavl technology.

Gavl is a live-streaming and bidding platform for real estate auctions.

Mr Smith said that it has streamed more than 6,000 auctions, which have achieved 3.5 million views from 50 countries.

Gavl’s Request an Auction function is currently being offered in Melbourne and Sydney only.

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