Recent research indicates that the real estate market in Sydney remains expensive when compared to other areas throughout Australia. That does not mean, however, that there are not excellent opportunities for those looking to purchase, rent or invest in real estate. The gap between Sydney prices and those in other areas is closing somewhat, as the rise in costs appears to be moving more slowly in Sydney than in surrounding cities.
Many homeowners have seen prices and values dip slightly over the past few years in Sydney, while values have grown in other areas. This provides a significant opportunity for those looking to add real estate to their holdings, whether as an investor or owner. Whether one is looking for moderately priced housing or high-end residences, there are many places available. In fact, several suburbs throughout the Sydney area are showing great growth and prestige after a lengthy hibernation.
Areas such as Pymble, Killara, Gordon, Warrawee and Bremon are showing invigorated prices and activity. The options are prestigious and costly for many, but for those with the funds, the areas are expected to stay quite desirable. In terms of more moderate housing, many agents throughout the Sydney area are looking to Erskineville as the suburb to watch. Prices are still manageable for many families and the area shows excellent opportunity for capital growth and rental yield. The population in the area is growing and all indicators are that the housing throughout the suburb is likely a good investment.
While some are looking to rent or purchase in an area that is already found to be pricy and prestigious, others are seeking areas thought to be more of a hidden gem. Some would say Darlinghurst, for example, is an area to explore since it is often overshadowed by Surry Hills. Redfern is another area that is often being thought of in the same regard. Surry Hills is becoming a very popular area with its urban living and convenient selection of restaurants and bars.
Those with a budget available can find many opportunities throughout the Sydney area. Apartment rentals are readily available in a variety of price ranges, and the home-buying market is a good place for buyers at the moment. Investors can certainly find excellent opportunities, especially in a number of neighborhoods that are on the verge of transforming into high demand areas. While Sydney has had the reputation over the past few years as being more expensive than other nearby areas, the market is achieving some balance and this works in the favor of those seeking a new home.
Families looking for both rental and ownership opportunities throughout Sydney often are seeking a good value, proximity to the city and a smaller, village-type atmosphere. Some specifically want the more prestigious areas of the city, while others are open to developing hot spots or areas that are less prominent with the potential for improvement. Experienced agents can help tailor each family's needs and budgets to explore the Sydney real estate and apartment market to find the perfect match.