CBD Rental Apartment Stock Drops Sharply
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CBD Rental Apartment Stock Drops Sharply

The latest data indicated inner Melbourne has seen a 76% dip from February.

By Terry Christodoulou
Tue, Nov 16, 2021Grey Clock < 1 min

Rental apartments across inner Melbourne are hard to come by at the moment, with the number of available rental apartments dropping by 76% since February and down 56% in inner Sydney new data from CoreLogic shows.

In the past nine months, inner Melbourne’s available rental stock has dropped from 7890 – recorded in February – to just 1920 by the end of October.

Levels peaked in November last year, and, since then have been trending lower and are now 53% below the pre-pandemic level.

Similarly, inner Sydney rental listings dropped from 4521 to just 1970 for the same period. Stock levels have now fallen 57% lower than the March 2020 level since listings peaked in June.

Since the onset of the pandemic, capital city house rents surged 10.%, while unit rents stayed 0.3% below pre-COVID-19 levels.

Melbourne’s average inner-city rent has fallen by $91 since March 2020, or 18.1% below the pre-COVID high.

Similarly, the average rent on an inner-city Sydney unit is now $21 a week cheaper than it was in March last year.


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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