Wattle Park has had a pretty average year for property investment returns compared to the rest of SA, giving investors a capital gain of 4.78% to date .
When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Wattle Park comes in at number 188th in SA.
Using the current median advertised rental of $550 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 3.82%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 3.43%
Wattle Park sits around 8km directly east of the Adelaide CBD, in between Rosslyn Park and Skye, and it’s something of a prestige location, notes Herron Todd White South Australia director Jarrod Harper.Full summary
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Wattle Park sits around 8km directly east of the Adelaide CBD, in between Rosslyn Park and Skye, and it’s something of a prestige location, notes Herron Todd White South Australia director Jarrod Harper.
“This is a semi foothills location with 1960s and 1970s homes of good proportions. There are views from many houses, and the distance to Adelaide's top schools and prestige inner eastern shopping is minimal,” he says.
He admits that the median price for houses here (over $700,000 according to RP Data) will put off most investors, but notes that – for those that can afford it – now’s a good time to buy below median priced property.
“The median house price in the area will be falling at the moment so now is a good time to buy and hold in the area. Houses are often over $750,000 in price, but the lower end in the locality is the one to watch,” he explains.
Poor rental yields will also cause many investors to gulp, so if serviceability is an issue then this is perhaps a market to steer clear of until its price correction brings yields up to a more palatable level.