Top growth suburbs predicted

By Reporter 06 September 2013 | 1 minute read

The five suburbs in capital cities predicted to see the highest growth in the next eight years have been revealed by onthehouse.com.au.

The suburbs were selected based on Residex’s eight year prediction model, with the data adjusted to focus on properties valued under $500,000 to make it more relevant for first time buyers.

The predictions come following research on the generational gap of home ownership, after onthehouse.com.au compared the best performing suburbs over the past three decades with predictions of long term future growth.

Data showed that both 30 years ago and now, outer city suburbs tend to grow faster than inner city areas. Inner city suburbs that have bucked that trend include Bronte in Sydney, and Albert ParkAlbert Park, SA Albert Park, VIC in Melbourne.

Onthehouse.com.au spokesperson John Edwards said the data shows that those who were prepared to invest in less popular areas with good growth potential back in the 80’s and 90’s would have been handsomely rewarded.

“As Gen Y start to enter the property market over the next few years, they will also need to balance their desire to live in a ‘popular’ area versus the long term value of their new home,” he said.

Below are the top five areas in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane that are predicted to grow in the next eight years, with the percentage that each is expected to grow.

Sydney

1.    Yellowrock (10%)
2.    Glenmore Park (10%)
3.    Hassall Grove (10%)
4.    OakhurstOakhurst, QLD Oakhurst, NSW Oakhurst, QLD (10%)
5.    Erskine Park (10%)

Melbourne

1.    Skenes Creek (9%)
2.    Caroline Springs (8%)
3.    Geelong (8%)
4.    Apollo Bay (8%)
5.    South Geelong (8%)

Brisbane

1.    Munruben (10%)
2.    Heritage Park (10%)
3.    ScarboroughScarborough, WA Scarborough, QLD (9%)
4.    Chambers Flat (9%)
5.    Lota (9%)



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