The Bustling Inner City Suburbs Of Leederville And West Leederville Are The Most In-Demand Locations For Perth House Hunters, New Data Has Revealed.

Realestate.com.au data shows the inner-western suburbs dominated the top 10 in-demand suburbs for houses on realestate.com.au/buy in the six months from October 2016 to March 2017, with Leederville Perth’s most sought-after suburb, closely followed by West Leederville, Shenton Park, and Subiaco.

The beachside suburbs of Trigg and Floreat were also popular, with Daglish, Mount Claremont, Woodlands and upmarket Nedlands rounding out the top 10.

Just four kilometres from the Perth CBD, Leederville offers an eclectic mix of housing stock, from character homes to new apartments, on the doorstep of the Oxford Street strip with its mash-up of cafes, restaurants, pubs, small bars and specialty shops.

The data looked at in-demand areas located within 50kms of the CBD, as defined by visits per property for each suburb on realestate.com.au/buy. The date range used covered the six months up to March 31, 2017.

Each suburb had to have at least four visits per month or 24 for the six month period, to meet the data requirements.

Agent Dean Bradley, from Peard Group Real Estate Leederville, says Leederville and West Leederville are among the most tightly held suburbs in Perth.

“People just want to live in those areas.

 “First-home buyers don’t want to move to the outer suburbs, they want to stay close by but the affordability factor is very challenging for them. However, for that second, third, fourth time buyer who has gone and moved out to the suburbs… now they want to move into these inner city areas,” Bradley says.

“Leederville as a suburb is thriving. The businesses are thriving, the area is thriving. I think the former (City of Vincent) Mayor John Carey has done a fantastic job in bringing Leederville as a hub back to life and that’s a real drawcard.

“You’ve got a 24-hour IGA (supermarket) and so many different boutique places for people to come to, which with the way we live our lives now, is highly aspirational. Everything is right here on the doorstep, as well as trains and public transport,” Bradley says.

 Bradley says he cannot stock enough properties in nearby Wembley.“At the moment there is such short supply for residential homes in Wembley – anything from $800,000 to $1.6 million – that whenever I get anything, it is snapped up.

“The last three that I have had sold within a week, with multiple offers and an amazing turnout of buyers,” he says.

 Ingrid Bradshaw, from The Property Exchange in Subiaco, has worked in the Leederville market for 28 years and says the suburb offers great diversity for buyers, offering “something for everyone”.“Generally speaking, the location is what sells properties in Leederville and also the diversity of properties that’s available for all types of buyers.

“You can get an apartment, you can get a townhouse, you can get a really modern gorgeous home and you can get a fabulous character home on a large block.

“Properties in Leederville, because of the demand with the café strip, the train and the central location, don’t last very long. It’s such a buzzing precinct and so well located. It’s all about lifestyle and fun and vibrancy,” Bradshaw says.

Perth’s in-demand areas for houses:

  1. Leederville: 1150 visits per listing
  2. West Leederville: 1120 visits per listing
  3. Shenton Park: 1100 visits per listing
  4. Subiaco: 910 visits per listing
  5. Trigg: 870 visits per listing
  6. Floreat: 840 visits per listing
  7. Daglish: 810 visits per listing
  8. Mount Claremont: 800 visits per listing
  9. Woodlands: 800 visits per listing
  10. Nedlands: 790 visits per listing
Source: realestate.com.au
 http://www.realestate.com.au/news/perths-most-in-demand-suburbs-revealed/

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