Suburb Profile Report for Moss Vale NSW (2577)

Moss Vale House: Median price $640,000, Annual capital growth 8.35%, Number of sales 121, Weekly median advertised rent $490

Moss Vale Unit: Median price $478,500, Annual capital growth 8.30%, Number of sales 20, Weekly median advertised rent $380

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: Monthly data update for Oct 2019 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Jul 2019. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

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At number 3644th in the list of Australian suburbs ordered by increase in median house value over the last year, Moss Vale, 2577 is in the BOTTOM 20% with a property value increase of -13.22% recorded in median house prices.

If we look at median property appreciation over just the last three months, Moss Vale has given property investors a paper return of -8.57%. This puts Suburb as 1219 on a list of fastest fasting appreciating suburbs in NSW

Property investors looking for a bargain in Moss Vale should be aiming for at least -7.59% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

Moss Vale, 2577 ranked 413th in NSW when comparing growth in median property values or capital gain over the last 12 months. Moss Vale is one of 3163 in our list for NSW

Across a shorter period, Moss Vale, 2577 has seen a median price increase of -5.06% over the last quarter.

Vendor discounting in Moss Vale is giving property investors an average Vendor Discount of around -6.04%. This puts suburb at number 243th in NSW when ranking the most discounted suburbs.

Moss Vale is 243th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in NSW with a 4.13% return

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Moss Vale’s tranquil setting in NSW’s Southern Highlands is becoming increasingly popular with treechangers – making it a good spot to look at picking up an investment property. 

Some 110km south of Sydney, it offers an affordable alternative to Sydney and Canberra’s soaring house rents. The town is well connected by road and rail to the two major metropolitan centres and is a short drive from Bowral – the commercial heart of the Southern Highlands. 

Many light and medium industries are found in and around the town, which also serves as a minor centre for agriculture. Shops and cafes are plentiful around the Illawarra Highway and the town is also well served for other amenities including primary and high schools. 

“Its fairly popular with people from Sydney and many often work in the city only two or three days a week, so living in Moss Vale is an attractive option,” says Hindmarsh & Walsh director Frank Walsh. 

He adds that the town has a good rental market. “There’s a strong demand for rentals and vacant properties don’t last long. It’s also a good entry environment into the Southern Highlands market – Moss Vale prices make it a good alternative to Bowral where houses are more expensive.” 

SQM Research forecasts the town’s population of 7,339 will grow at an annual 2% for at least the next five years – fuelled by buyers seeking affordable properties and rural lifestyles within reach of major cities.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$640,000 $478,500
-8.57% -5.06%
-13.22% -10.98%
8.35% 8.30%
$490 $380
121 20
3.98% 4.13%
110.89247311828 74.9333333333333

Source: Monthly data update for Oct 2019 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Jul 2019. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 7790
Median household income ($/weekly) 1008
Median age of persons 42
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1733
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 1053 13.5
    35-44 years 914 11.7
    45-54 years 1090 14.0
    55-64 years 1003 12.9
    65-74 years 859 11.0
    Others 2871 36.9
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 2849 50.3
    Not Married 2283 40.3
    Defacto Relationship 536 9.5
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 6488 86.6
    Greece 39 0.5
    Papua New Guinea 119 1.6
    United Kingdom 442 5.9
    Other 107 1.4
    Others 298 4.0
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 59 0.8
    Christianity 5764 79.8
    Hinduism 14 0.2
    Other Religious Groups 42 0.6
    No Religion 1327 18.4
    Others 18 0.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 367 13.5
    $600-$799 309 11.4
    $800-$999 265 9.7
    $1,000-$1,249 267 9.8
    $1,500-$1,999 322 11.8
    Others 1191 43.8
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 2409 39.9
    Employed, worked full-time 2155 35.7
    Employed, worked part-time 1085 18.0
    Employed, away from work 204 3.4
    Unemployed, looking for work 185 3.1
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 419 12.2
    Professionals 532 15.4
    Technicians & trades workers 639 18.5
    Clerical & administrative workers 427 12.4
    Labourers 422 12.2
    Others 1007 29.2
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 132 7.3
    Infants/Primary 677 37.6
    Secondary 546 30.3
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 260 14.4
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 139 7.7
    Others 48 2.7
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 6663 92.1
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 483 6.7
    Flat, unit or apartment 58 0.8
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 23 0.3
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 5 0.1
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 1049 35.9
    Being purchased 938 32.1
    Rented 920 31.5
    Other tenure type 14 0.5
    Tenure Type
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