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18 Dec

Where to buy in Sydney’s hot property market

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Media Release


Latest Onthehouse data considers the implications for buyers in the strong and weak performing suburbs in Sydney


Australia, 18 December 2013: While many Sydney suburbs are performing well in what is being dubbed a ‘red hot’ property market, the latest findings from Onthehouse’s property research arm Residex show that some suburbs have not yet taken off – and could offer potential investment opportunities. 


The growth in the top performing suburbs over the last 12 months is significant with people in Northbridge for example, having increased their net worth by more than $300,000.


Consulting Analyst for Onthehouse and Founder of Residex John Edwards said that while these best performers are indicators of how a market is going, they are not necessarily the place to rush out and buy in.


“Strong performing suburbs are often areas which have already seen the majority of their growth for this current cycle”, he said.


“On the other hand, the poor performers are probably yet to see significant growth during this cycle and may offer investors very good growth prospects and for home buyer’s an opportunity to purchase well from despondent vendors.”


The Onthehouse research also shows that house and land owners in the top performing areas have done better in all respects compared to those who own units, which given all the hype around units, may surprise buyers.



Capital Growth Best Performers – Houses



                                                                                                Source: Onthehouse.com.au / Residex



Capital Growth Best Performers – Units



Source: Onthehouse.com.au / Residex


Capital Growth: Worst Performing Suburbs – Houses:




                                                                                                Source: Onthehouse.com.au / Residex


Capital Growth: Worst Performing Suburbs – Units:



                                                                                                Source: Onthehouse.com.au / Residex



Mr Edwards said that knowing where a suburb is in its growth cycle was key to identifying the opportunity within that area. 


“If you combine the knowledge about a suburb’s growth cycle along with research data, suburb information and if you find out what the public considers the best streets are, then good buying decisions should result.”


Growth Lag: Comparison of Best and Worst Performing Suburbs:


Comparison: Best and Worst Performers















Source: Onthehouse.com.au / Residex


Mr Edwards said: “For example, the data suggests that North Parramatta has probably seen the majority of its growth whereas suburbs like Green Valley and Camden South are yet to see their period of strong growth.


“Recent auction activity and the numbers point to a market where the upper end is beginning to slow and the lower cost areas are currently the most sought after. Based on the data, it would appear that lower cost suburbs will see the strongest growth in the next 12 months.”


For more information and further data please visit www.onthehouse.com.au or www.residex.com.au




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