Sydney Most Affordable East Coast City For Liveability … Apparently
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    HOUSE MEDIAN ASKING PRICES AND WEEKLY CHANGE     Sydney $1,430,736 (-0.35%)             Melbourne $906,744 (-1.28%)             Brisbane $626,945 (-1.31%)             Adelaide $576,484 (-1.90%)               Perth $573,264 (+0.68%)             Hobart $667,625 (+0.32%)           Darwin $633,559 (-1.47%)               Canberra $869,505 (+1.93%)           National $879,315 (-0.27%)                      UNIT MEDIAN ASKING PRICES AND WEEKLY CHANGE     Sydney $569,148 (-1.05%)               Melbourne $450,915 (+0.15%)             Brisbane $364,991 (+0.46%)             Adelaide $299,227 (+0.06%)           Perth $339,330 (-0.36%)             Hobart $481,504 (-6.77%)               Darwin $380,220 (+0.68%)             Canberra $419,946 (+1.52%)           National $428,987 (-1.42%)                      HOUSES FOR SALE AND WEEKLY CHANGE       Sydney 6,290 (+697)             Melbourne 10,034 (+1,675)           Brisbane 8,564 (-165)             Adelaide 2,786 (-33)             Perth 9,764 (-120)             Hobart 354 (-8)             Darwin 228 (-16)               Canberra 368 (+46)             National 38,388 (+2,076)                    UNITS FOR SALE AND WEEKLY CHANGE       Sydney 6,605 (+82)             Melbourne 6,374 (+217)           Brisbane 2,923 (-13)             Adelaide 861 (-8)             Perth 2,423 (-18)             Hobart 64 (-2)               Darwin 352 (+5)             Canberra 406 (+25)             National 20,008 (+288)                    HOUSE MEDIAN ASKING RENTS AND WEEKLY CHANGE       Sydney $550 ($0)             Melbourne $440 (+$5)             Brisbane $455 (-$5)             Adelaide $450 ($0)             Perth $450 ($0)           Hobart $495 (-$5)               Darwin $640 (+$10)             Canberra $640 ($0)             National $527 (+$1)                    UNIT MEDIAN ASKING RENTS AND WEEKLY CHANGE       Sydney $475 ($0)           Melbourne $370 (-$5)             Brisbane $440 (-$55)               Adelaide $370 (+$5)             Perth $410 ($0)             Hobart $450 (+$25)             Darwin $500 (+$30)             Canberra $540 ($0)           National $452 (-$1)                      HOUSES FOR RENT AND WEEKLY CHANGE     Sydney 5,996 (-35)               Melbourne 9,639 (+280)             Brisbane 3,873 (+90)             Adelaide 1,037 (+438)           Perth 1,838 (-1)             Hobart 184 (-11)               Darwin 98 (0)             Canberra 262 (+21)             National 22,927 (+782)                    UNITS FOR RENT AND WEEKLY CHANGE       Sydney 16,976 (+55)             Melbourne 16,933 (+1,528)             Brisbane 3,293 (+1,099)           Adelaide 621 (-22)             Perth 1,04 (-50)             Hobart 82 (-7)               Darwin 180 (+24)           Canberra 351 (-3)               National 39,477 (+2,624)                    HOUSE ANNUAL GROSS YIELDS AND TREND           Sydney 2.00% (↓)             Melbourne 2.52% (↓)           Brisbane 3.77% (↑)              Adelaide 4.06% (↓)             Perth 4.08% (↓)             Hobart 3.86% (↓)             Darwin 5.25% (↓)             Canberra 3.83% (↓)             National 3.12% (↓)                UNIT ANNUAL GROSS YIELDS AND TREND         Sydney 4.34% (↑)              Melbourne 4.27% (↓)           Brisbane 6.27% (↑)              Adelaide 6.43% (↓)             Perth 6.28% (↓)           Hobart 4.86% (↑)              Darwin 6.84% (↓)           Canberra 6.69% (↑)            National 5.47% (↑)                 HOUSE RENTAL VACANCY RATES AND TREND           Sydney 1.7% (↓)             Melbourne 2.4% (↓)           Brisbane 1.0% (↑)            Adelaide 0.7% (↑)            Perth 1.0% (↑)              Hobart 0.9% (↓)           Darwin 0.9% (↑)            Canberra 0.7% (↑)              National 1.5% (↓)                UNIT RENTAL VACANCY RATES AND TREND           Sydney 3.7% (↓)             Melbourne 4.9% (↓)           Brisbane 2.0% (↑)            Adelaide 1.3% (↑)              Perth 1.4% (↓)           Hobart 1.7% (↑)              Darwin 1.0% (↓)           Canberra 1.5% (↑)              National 3.4% (↓)                AVERAGE DAYS TO SELL HOUSES AND TREND           Sydney 25.2 (↓)           Melbourne 34.7 (↑)              Brisbane 34.6 (↓)             Adelaide 26.8 (↓)             Perth 42.7 (↓)             Hobart 21.3 (↓)           Darwin 36.8 (↑)              Canberra 23.1 (↓)             National 30.6 (↓)                AVERAGE DAYS TO SELL UNITS AND TREND           Sydney 24.9 (↓)           Melbourne 39.8 (↑)              Brisbane 39.7 (↓)             Adelaide 30.9 (↓)             Perth 42.9 (↓)             Hobart 22.2 (↓)           Darwin 44.7 (↑)            Canberra 36.3 (↑)              National 35.2 (↓)               
Sydney Most Affordable East Coast City For Liveability … Apparently

While the median house price is high, there are other factors at play.

By Terry Christodoulou
Thu, May 27, 2021 < 1 min

Yes, you read that correctly. Sydney has been declared the east coast’s most affordable city for liveability by PRD Real Estate.

Ignoring the fact that the Harbour City has an entry-level price of $1.2 million for a house within 20km of the CBD, PRD’s research argues that Sydney is indeed “the most affordable city for liveability.”

The firm’s reasoning boils down to Sydney having the greatest cost differential between premium and affordable dwellings in the same metropolitan area.

Residents can purchase a house in a liveable suburb for 87% less than the premium needed to purchase in Sydney Metro, well above the other eastern capitals.

PRD’s considerations for affordable and liveable suburbs include property trends, investment potential, affordability, project development, and liveability factors such as low crime rates, availability of amenities within a 5km radius (i.e. school, green spaces, public transport) and a steady unemployment rate.

According to PRD, Peakhurst in Sydney’s south came out on top for houses.

The suburb’s median house price for the first quarter was $1.2 million while units were among the most affordable at $685,000.

Melbourne Metro is the runner up at 42% less, and Brisbane third at 16% less.

Melbourne’s most affordable and liveable houses are found in Greenvale ($728,000), Bellfield ($800,000) and Mulgrave ($850,000).

Elsewhere, Melbourne’s most affordable units were found in Northcote ($595,000), Lower Plenty and Pascoe Vale (both $630,000)

Brisbane’s best performing suburbs included  Springwood  $530,000, followed by Rochedale South ($545,000) and Ferny Grove ($653,000).

Warner had the lowest-priced units in the Queensland capital with a median of $290,000, followed by Taigum ($320,000) and Coorparoo ($422,000).

 

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