VIC has seen average median house prices change by 7.80% which means that Balaclava, 3183 has done well for property investors by showing a capital gain of 17.00% over the last year
Data for the last quarter indicates that, in the short term at least, the capital value growth rate for property investors in Balaclava has increased when compared to the 5 year average annual rate.
Advertised rents are around the $650 mark per week – giving a return of 2.89% based on the median price in Suburb
If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Balaclava, 3183 to the rest of Australia, it performed quite well. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this VIC suburb was 10.36%.
Taking the average capital gain, or increase in median house value, Balaclava,3183 has racked up an average of 10.36% over the period. This ranks it number 951th in the whole country for real estate investors looking at median house price increases.
Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in Balaclava are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -4.19% below the asking price at the moment.
The VIC suburb of Balaclava, 3183 is in the Port Phillip local government area.
Just inland from better-known St Kilda, Balaclava doesn’t have the bayside village feel of its coastal neighbour, but it does offer the convenience of a train station. It’s one of APM’s top picks in terms of growth in both sales volumes and prices.Full summary
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Just inland from better-known St Kilda, Balaclava doesn’t have the bayside village feel of its coastal neighbour, but it does offer the convenience of a train station. It’s one of APM’s top picks in terms of growth in both sales volumes and prices.
Affordability however is another matter, with Balaclava's historical growth performance putting its median house price at more than $800,000. This is still cheaper than its neighbours such as St Kilda, Windsor and Caulfield North – where median house prices are between – suggesting Balaclava’s house market has room for growth.
Renters account for just under half of the suburb’s occupants, and its monthly vacancy rate has held firm at around 2% for several years, according to SQM Research.
Amenities are excellent, with scores of shops, cafes and restaurants lining Balaclava Road, and good schools being found in the area. Train times to the city from Balaclava station are around 15 minutes.
All of which has made Balaclava a highly sought after area, says Buyer Solutions’ Janet Spencer. She suggests targeting two- to three-bedroom single fronted Victorian cottages.
“A lot of people are seeking charm, so those old cottages sell very well. And of course they’re not making them anymore, so they’re a good investment from a supply and demand point of view,” she says.
And in terms of street selection, she picks out Talbot and Melby Avenues, on the cusp of Balaclava and St Kilda East, as two to watch: “They’re very good streets with a little almost secret park at the end – Greenmeadows Gardens.”