Average Home Loan Deposit Exceeds $100,000
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Average Home Loan Deposit Exceeds $100,000

The barrier for first home buyers tops six figures.

By Terry Christodoulou
Tue, Apr 13, 2021Grey Clock < 1 min

As record-low borrowing costs, stimulus payments and low stock levels send home prices to unprecedented heights, the average deposit required by first home buyers has topped $100,000.

Recent Australian Bureau of Statistics data has revealed the national average deposit needed to secure a mortgage is no $106,743, a 16% increase from January 2019, and the first time in Australia’s history the average deposit has exceeded $100,000.

The ACT had the largest house deposit increase since 2019, with the upfront amount required surging by 24 per cent to 117,790. NSW was just 1% behind at 23% for an average of $128,469.

The average deposit in Tasmania has climbed by 17% to $81,438 while Queensland (13%) and Western Australia (14%) sit at $95,784 and $92,784 respectively.

South Australia is the only capital city offering stable first home buying conditions with an 8% increase since 2019 to $85,710.



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New research from Knight Frank’s International Waterfront Index shows waterfront properties are costing more than double their inland counterparts in Sydney while in Melbourne waterside properties attract a 40% premium.

Australia’s coastline attracts some of the highest waterfront premiums in the world with Sydney topping the index — an average premium of 121% — compared to an equivalent home set away from the water.

Auckland ranked second on the list of 17 international locations — a premium of 76%. The list saw Gold Coast (71%), Perth (69%) and the Cap d’Antibes (59%) on the French Riviera round out the top 5.

Australia continued to feature prominently in the research with Brisbane’s waterfront premium coming in at 55%, with Melbourne also in the top 10 at 39%.

According to Knight Frank Australia’s head of residential research, Michelle Ciesielski, there has always been strong appetite for Sydney’s waterfront homes.

Australia’s luxury residential market has advanced, it lacks the depth of prestige markets in more established global cities said Cieselski.

“As a result, our Australian cities can achieve a significantly higher premium on the waterfront compared to a similar property inland without access to, or a view of, water,” she said.

“Also, Australia is known for its balmy outdoor lifestyle, so many buyers in this super-prime space are willing to pay a premium to secure the ideal position along the waterfront.”

The data also suggests that beachfront homes were most desirable, commanding a premium of 63% compared to harbour locations fetching 62% premium and coastal homes with a 40% premium.