If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Butler, 6036 to the rest of Australia, it performed poorly. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this WA suburb was -5.75%.
Over the longer term, Butler has seen property prices show investors a -2.38% return over the last 3 years. This is worse than over the last 12 months
Property investors looking for a bargain in Butler should be aiming for at least -5.80% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.
Often selling an investment property can take time, and in Butler the average time real estate has been on the market is 106.1 days.
Advertised rents are around the $370 mark per week – giving a return of 4.69% based on the median price in Suburb
A Northern Suburbs Railway extension to Butler is a firm commitment and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014, suggesting a plethora of investment opportunities are coming.Full summary
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While Perth’s latest transport plan is at the draft stage, the Northern Suburbs Railway extension to Butler is already a firm commitment – and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014.
“This 7.5km rail extension will see a new station constructed in the Butler Town Centre. The developer of the land surrounding the new rail station will provide high/medium density mixed use development around the station. A park and ride facility for 1,000 bays and a bus transfer facility are included as part of the project,” says the Department of Transport’s Public Transport for Perth in 2031 report.
Butler, therefore, looks like one to watch in terms of the more immediate effects of Perth’s infrastructure improvements.
“It’s a very good thing that it’s coming through. They’re proposing a new shopping centre, so that should bring in a lot of new business,” says Professionals, Northern Coast, marketing consultant Goran Pavusek.
“The whole of Butler is going to benefit from the railway station. I’ve already had people enquiring to ask when it’s going to be done by,” he adds. “A lot of people have been enquiring, which is a good sign, so I think it will be good for the market.”
Butler offers a mix of three- and four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes, as well as cottage blocks, says Pavusek, which appeal to families and young couples respectively – and these are the two key sets of demographics that make up the suburb’s tenant base.