Gagebrook, 7030 ranked 98th in TAS when comparing growth in median property values or capital gain over the last 12 months. Gagebrook is one of 606 in our list for TAS
Data for the last quarter indicates that, in the short term at least, the capital value growth rate for property investors in Gagebrook has fallen somewhat when compared to the 5 year average annual rate.
Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in Gagebrook are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -6.44% below the asking price at the moment.
Property investors should expect to get $235 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.
Gagebrook’s astonishingly low median house price hints at an opportunity to secure strong rental returns for investors willing to take on a reasonable amount of risk.Full summary
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Gagebrook’s astonishingly low median house price hints at an opportunity to secure strong rental returns for investors willing to take on a reasonable amount of risk.
Despite being one of Hobart’s northern most suburbs, Gagebrook in the town of Brighton, is just 15.8km away from the city centre. Its low median house price is all the more remarkable because of its position between two suburbs with considerably higher price averages. Gagebrook’s nearest neighbours are Bridgewater and increasingly exclusive Old Beach.
“Gagebrook might not be for every investor, but there are opportunities to secure very strong rental yields,” says My Property Hunter principal agent Rob Zubin. “Yield of 7.5 to 8% is achievable there and it might balance out a portfolio where an investor has high capital growth properties and is now looking at getting something with good rental returns.”
One of Gagebrook’s more attractive features is its position on the eastern shore of the picturesque Derwent River. The area is well serviced by both bus and rail via the Brighton town centre and the nearby Midland Highway. The Derwent Highway also dissects the Gagebrook suburb.
Zubin points out that the area is not without its problems. Anyone looking to pick up a Gagebrook investment property would need to recognise the impact of high unemployment in the suburb. However, with this risk might come reward.
“If you look at yield in the suburb – it will be very hard to get that in major centres anywhere on the mainland.”
Renting is a popular option in Gagebrook. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 40% of Gagebrook homes are rented, set against a state average of 25%.