Suburbs where house prices have doubled over the past decade


Values in additional than 80 per cent of suburbs within the Central Coast, Northern Seashores, outer south-west and outer west and Blue Mountains not less than doubled over the last decade, as did values in all 11 analysed suburbs within the Baulkham Hills and Hawkesbury area. Solely suburbs with not less than 20 gross sales prior to now 12 months have been included.

Owen stated the Central Coast had attracted demand from youthful patrons, which accelerated by means of the pandemic as Sydneysiders made sea adjustments.


Suburbs like Shalvey and Tregear have been coming off a lower cost level, whereas neighbourhoods like Burwood benefited from their proximity to the CBD and good transport hyperlinks. Many top-growth areas had fewer models and fewer new housing provide.

Owen stated such development was not a given, and slower value rises can be anticipated within the years forward, attributable to affordability constraints and better rates of interest. The evaluation excluded residences, which largely have extra modest development than homes.

ANZ senior economist Felicity Emmett stated declining rates of interest and powerful inhabitants development had been key drivers of value development. Restricted new housing provide was additionally an element, as was the pandemic-era flight to life-style areas, and to extra reasonably priced areas when costs soared.

She has forecast Sydney costs to fall 20 per cent, earlier than lifting 6 per cent in 2024, assuming the money charge falls. Nevertheless, development over the following decade would possible be extra subdued.

“We’re not going to have that longer-term tailwind of decrease charges coming by means of. Charges will go up and down from right here … and we’re not more likely to see these massive long-term good points that we’ve seen,” she stated.

Central Coast agent Ian Willis, a accomplice at Wilsons Property Company, stated the area, as soon as thought-about a spot to retire, had more and more drawn curiosity from youthful households priced out of metropolitan Sydney. The pattern was accelerated by distant working, however demand — notably from out of space patrons — has now eased.

“Costs have most likely dropped again 10 per cent,” he stated.

“[Still] a three-bedroom brick residence, say constructed within the ’60s or ’70s, that may as soon as be listed at $390,000 … is now $1 million.”

Gladys and John Arraj are selling their family home in Burwood, where the median house value has more than doubled over the past decade.

Gladys and John Arraj are promoting their household residence in Burwood, the place the median home worth has greater than doubled over the previous decade.Credit score:Louise Kennerley

Burwood native John Arraj, 66, put his household’s four-bedroom home available on the market final week with a preliminary value information of $3.25 million. He hopes to downsize within the space, and was not shocked to listen to it had seen among the highest development in Sydney.

“It’s a improbable suburb. I respect it doesn’t have water frontage or something like that however for those who like good, well-established houses, nice companies and the flexibility to get round Sydney very, very simply, it might be one among my most popular suburbs,” he stated.

In Burwood, a mixture of components like fascinating faculty catchment zones, good public transport hyperlinks, strong block sizes and an inflow of recent eating places had contributed to cost development, stated his promoting agent Joe Kanaan, of Devine Actual Property Drummoyne. Nevertheless, low rates of interest have been the most important issue.

Now charges are rising, patrons and sellers had turn out to be extra cautious, Kanaan stated. Nevertheless, most hitting the market knew that whereas they might promote for much less, they might additionally purchase for much less.

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