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Apartment Values Hit Record Highs

While detached dwellings took the spotlight, apartments have been on the rise.

By Terry Christodoulou
Thu, Sep 23, 2021Grey Clock < 1 min

Apartment markets around the country have broken previous records to reach new highs after rebounding from the pandemic’s first wave in 2020.

More than half of the 994 unit markets analysed are sitting at record highs according to a CoreLogic analysis.

Aside from 56.3% of the unit market reaching a new benchmark, the market has posted an average growth of 16.1% in value since the start of stage 2 restrictions at the end of March last year.

Although headlines have covered the detached housing markets record-breaking price gains, apartment prices are catching up with the recovery – including in coastal areas.

Now, nearly 64.4% of the 560 record-breaking unit markets are in capital cities – growing up to $595,000 in value during the period.

Unsurprisingly, apartment values in Sydney’s eastern suburbs of Darling Point and Rose Bay hit new highs – surging 26.6% and 25% respectively since March last year.

However, the coveted location wasn’t the fastest-growing apartment market within a capital city. That title goes to Blue Bay on the NSW Central Coast with a 36.5 %jump in value, followed by Sandy Bay in Hobart with 33.9% growth.

Elsewhere the want for a coastal lifestyle brought Avalon Beach and Warriewood’s northern beaches to new heights up 25.6% and 25.1% respectively.

In the regions, Portarlington in Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula hit ranked highest with a 47.8% jump while Shoalhaven Heads south of Sydney and Moss Vale in the NSW Southern Highlands also racked up strong growth of 44.9% and 41.1% respectively.

CoreLogic’s analysis was based on the hedonic index, taking into account the combined value of the unit market in the suburb excluding data for Perth and regional WA.


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By Robyn Willis
Fri, Aug 19, 2022 < 1 min

Treechangers seeking a home and income should take note of this west coast property in picturesque Pickering Brook in the Perth Hills, which comes with its own live-in residents.

Known as ‘the Margaret River of the Hills’ the area boasts stunning bushland while being just 30 minutes from all the amenity Perth has to offer.

With eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, this property is a home and business, operating as a thriving day spa, Hidden Valley Eco Lodges and Day Spa.

The private main residence is made of rammed earth for thermal comfort and has three bedrooms, luxurious bathroom and a large open plan living area. A private jacuzzi on the spacious entertaining deck is the perfect spot for enjoying beautiful bushland views at the end of a long day.

For day spa guests, there are four deluxe spa treatment rooms serviced by qualified staff, a reception area and lounge plus a commercial kitchen. Overnight guests can choose from five lodges with fully equipped kitchen and heated jacuzzi. As a going concern with a consistently high annual turnover, it’s a unique opportunity for the right buyer.

Set over 5.46ha, the property is also home to a very special group of residents: a small herd of alpacas, which are included in the sale.

Price guide: $6.5 million

Inspection: By expression of interest

Agent: Susanne Broido, The Agency 0499 770 237