Malak, 0812 ranked 19th in NT when comparing growth in median property values or capital gain over the last 12 months. Malak is one of 124 in our list for NT
While Malak,0812 ranked number 5th in NT for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 23th over the last 5 years.
A $410 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 4.58%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 0.20%.
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Finding a suburb at the 'bottom' in Darwin is akin to trying to find a needle in a haystack, not least due to demand and supply pressures. Admittedly, Malak – just 9km northeast of the CBD as the crow flies – has experienced growth in the last few years that would make investors with properties in southern capitals green with envy. Even so, by Darwin's standards, it's been a slow burner.
The suburb itself offers easy access to the airport – which is the other side of McMillans Road – and Darwin proper. It's also within easy reach of Rapid Creek, Dripstone Park and the coast. Amenity-wise, it's fairly bare, albeit with a Coles, takeaways and restaurants on McMillans Road, and a few small schools smattered around the suburb.
Where it does come up trumps, however, is affordability. Units tend to be signficantly cheaper than nearby suburbs like Karama and Marrara.
This affordability, relatively subdued growth and high yields make Malak a very likely candidate to experience further capital growth – given Darwin's supply issues, population growth and ever-increasing incomes.