Suburb Profile Report for Forest Hill VIC (3131)

Forest Hill House: Median price $1,006,500, Annual capital growth 10.52%, Number of sales 125, Weekly median advertised rent $420

Forest Hill Unit: Median price $637,500, Annual capital growth 7.74%, Number of sales 45, Weekly median advertised rent $380

  • House
  • Unit
Source: CoreLogic RP Data
  • Median price
  • Number of sales

Source: CoreLogic

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With a capital gain of 13.09% for the last 12 months, Forest Hill, 3131 has performed for property investments than its average annual 10.52% property growth over the last 5 years.

Data for the last quarter indicates that, in the short term at least, the capital value growth rate for property investors in Forest Hill has increased when compared to the 5 year average annual rate.

Property buyers and investors in Forest Hill 3131 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -5.79% . This means that Forest Hill is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in VIC.

Residents and property investors in Forest Hill have been waiting around 78.9 days to sell a property.

Property investors should expect to get $420 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

Investment property in Forest Hill has done well for investors when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of 17.05%

If we look at median property appreciation over just the last three months, Forest Hill has given property investors a paper return of 0.00%. This puts Suburb as 232 on a list of fastest fasting appreciating suburbs in VIC

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that Forest Hill is offering property investors an average of -4.95. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 73th in terms of most discounted suburbs in VIC

At number 1053 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Forest Hill is in the bottom 30% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 94.54 for properties listed there.

Using the current median advertised rental of $380 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 7.74%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 3.10%

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$1,006,500 $637,500
5.89% 0.00%
13.09% 17.05%
10.52% 7.74%
$420 $380
125 45
2.17% 3.10%
78.9 94.54

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (U), Good (H)
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Demographics
Total population 10051
Median household income ($/weekly) 1118
Median age of persons 41
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1800
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 1151 11.5
    25-34 years 1271 12.6
    35-44 years 1485 14.8
    45-54 years 1271 12.6
    55-64 years 1030 10.2
    Others 3843 38.2
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 3904 50.7
    Not Married 3402 44.2
    Defacto Relationship 388 5.0
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 6107 63.6
    Croatia 615 6.4
    Malta 255 2.7
    United Kingdom 367 3.8
    Other 421 4.4
    Others 1837 19.1
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 656 7.1
    Christianity 5748 62.1
    Hinduism 189 2.0
    Islam 131 1.4
    No Religion 2406 26.0
    Others 122 1.3
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 439 12.3
    $600-$799 325 9.1
    $800-$999 330 9.2
    $1,500-$1,999 444 12.4
    $2,000-$2,499 336 9.4
    Others 1701 47.6
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 3184 40.2
    Employed, worked full-time 2781 35.1
    Employed, worked part-time 1491 18.8
    Employed, away from work 254 3.2
    Unemployed, looking for work 219 2.8
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 541 12.0
    Professionals 1273 28.2
    Technicians & trades workers 564 12.5
    Clerical & administrative workers 727 16.1
    Sales 446 9.9
    Others 970 21.5
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 173 7.6
    Infants/Primary 773 33.9
    Secondary 570 25.0
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 185 8.1
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 498 21.9
    Others 79 3.5
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 7798 81.7
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1431 15.0
    Flat, unit or apartment 299 3.1
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 18 0.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 1620 42.5
    Being purchased 1224 32.1
    Rented 915 24.0
    Other tenure type 52 1.4
    Tenure Type
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