If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Alexandria, 2015 to the rest of Australia, it performed poorly. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this NSW suburb was -12.43%.
Over the longer term, Alexandria has seen property prices show investors a 7.26% return over the last 3 years. This is worse than over the last 12 months
State is the 5th most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -7.17% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Alexandria itself are offering an average vendor discount of 0.00% to real estate investors.
Renters in Suburb are facing rents around $43940 per annum or $845 every week.
With a capital gain of 2.67% for the last 12 months, Alexandria, 2015 has performed for property investments than its average annual 7.45% property growth over the last 5 years.
A 44.74% growth in median value for property investors in Alexandria,2015 puts this suburb at number 122th in terms of best performing suburbs in NSW
Sellers are offering property buyers an average discount of -5.78% to buyers in Alexandria at the moment, which is less than average for the rest of NSW.
Alexandria is 191th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in NSW with a 4.39% return
Sitting just 5km south of the Sydney CBD, Alexandria offers a mix of city living in a relaxed atmosphereFull summary
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Sitting just 5km south of the Sydney CBD, Alexandria offers a mix of city living in a relaxed atmosphere
A former industrial area that has undergone extensive gentrification in recent years, Alexandria now rivals nearby sububrbs such as Zetland.
This can be seen in the suburb's median house price, which now sits above $1.3 million, having grown by over 67% in the last five years.
Despite being close to unit developements in suburbs like Zetland, Alexandria's units are also going from strength to strength, with their median price sitting at $580,000 - up 32% over the last five years.
Apartments in Alexandria are also offering good returns for investors, currenlty boasting a gross rental yeild of 5.2%.
Alexandria enjoys excellent transport links to Sydney CBD. Residents can access the Green Square train station and it’s within easy walking distance to Erskineville, St Peters and Redfern railway stations.
There are also multiple bus routes connecting it to all parts of Sydney.
The suburb is also located close to three universities: Sydney University, New South Wales University and UTS, which means it’s benefiting from student and staff demand for housing.
Housing stock is varied but the suburb features a lot of semi-detached houses, federation style houses and terraces, which are popular among young families, couples and renovators.
Alexandria is poised to benefit from the massive urban redevelopment currently underway in Green Square, which has been touted as the next Chatswood.
Where to buy: Properties near Alexandria Park have a better outlook, quieter streets and more desirableClose
Where to avoid: Properties backing towards Zetland due to noise and competition from newer properties