Where to get best capital growth, rents

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Spotting the most promising property markets has not always been easy for investors, but thanks to the results of a lengthy research initiative, released yesterday, select suburbs have emerged head and shoulders above the pack for capital and rental growth potential. The top suburb: it’s in Queensland!

Your Investment Property’s Annual Top 100 edition hit shelves yesterday to a barrage of industry fanfare.   

The edition is a list of the 100 best places to buy investment property in Australia, ranked by capital growth potential, rental yields, level of demand and local economic factors. 

With all 100 suburbs containing median properties prices below $500,000, the Top 100 is the pre-eminent guide for investors looking to double or even triple capital growth national averages. 

Cities dominated the list, making up 67% of the markets, while NSW was home to the largest percentage of suburbs at 31. Current rental yields ranged from as high as 11.24% to around 5%, while some markets had properties that, on average, were being swooped off the market in less than 35 days. 

Your Investment Property editor Nila Sweeney said most telling in the rankings was the impact of the resources boom, reflected in the fact that a large share of high ranking suburbs were in Western Australia. “Affordability has improved, especially in the greater Perth area, which presents some attractive opportunities for investors... buyers can now get great deals on properties that will achieve very strong growth in the future, and it’s thanks to the resource boom,” she said. 

The guide has come about after months collating information and verifying statistics. This included canvasing a panel of Australia’s leading property experts for their picks of the suburbs that will grow in value and sustain high rental returns. Among them were Tim Lawless, RP Data’s national research director, Charles Tarbey, Century 21 CEO, Aaron Maskrey, research analyst at PRD Nationwide, Terry Ryder, director of hospotting.com.au and Jeremy Sheppard, research director at Redwerks.


Your Investment Property’s Annual Top 100 is available at news agencies now.

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