Suburb Profile Report for Ascot Vale VIC (3032)

Ascot Vale House: Median price $1,100,945, Annual capital growth 5.86%, Number of sales 131, Weekly median advertised rent $600

Ascot Vale Unit: Median price $657,500, Annual capital growth 4.94%, Number of sales 74, Weekly median advertised rent $415

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Source: Monthly data update for Jun 2020 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Mar 2020. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

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Property investors who have had real estate in Ascot Vale, 3032 should be unhappy with this VIC suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices decrease in value by -6.50%

Data for the last quarter indicates that, in the short term at least, the capital value growth rate for property investors in Ascot Vale has increased when compared to the 5 year average annual rate.

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that Ascot Vale is offering property investors an average of -6.34. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 347th in terms of most discounted suburbs in VIC

Using the current median advertised rental of $600 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 5.86%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 2.83%

VIC has seen average median house prices change by 7.35% which means that Ascot Vale, 3032 has done well for property investors by showing a capital gain of 25.24% over the last year

While Ascot Vale,3032 ranked number 120th in VIC for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 237th over the last 5 years.

Property investors looking for a bargain in Ascot Vale should be aiming for at least -5.34% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

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Ascot Vale VIC 3032

What have you found to be the suburb’s main selling points? Why would investors want to buy there?

Ascot Vale consists of many Victorian and federation single fronted homes with the larger historic homes being traditional Californian bungalows.  So the area was very much developed turn of the century.  Just 6km from the city centre of Melbourne – the suburb has great access as a city fringe suburb.  In the late 90’s – adjoining suburbs Kensington and Flemington saw a huge resurgence as young professional couples moved in and started renovating.  The area was also popular with the gay community and offered lots of renovation opportunities and potential.  The overflow of this started to happen in 1997 and Ascot Vale, the next suburb, began to feel the impact of a booming market.  Ascot Vale offered young buyers single fronted homes for $150-200k which now sell for $500-600k unrenovated and in excess of $850k for a two bedroom renovated single front home.

The popularity came from larger blocks than Kensington and just a few minutes extra drive from the city.  Many of these old single fronted homes were owned by older Italian families that migrated here in the 70’s.  As the residents matured and passed on, the homes and deceased estate gave opportunity for young buyers to enter the market.  In the late 90’s it was easy to see a single fronted home picked up and renovated in 90 days and put back on the market and resold for a handsome profit.  With the escalated prices, now this is a rarity and the entry and exit costs are too expensive.

Now the suburb is popular with young couples and families.  Many of these families have renovated their single fronted homes at add extensions to allow them to accommodate for the growing family.  There is a real shortage of larger family homes that become available as they are tightly held. The last five years has seen many a home renovated in the area.

The area has great access to the city.  Maribyrnong and Ascot vale border the Maribyrnong River, Parklands and walks and has its own 9-hole golf course.  This has become popular

As families look for more and more outdoor space yet be so close to the city.

The medium density market has really only begun in the last 3 or 4 years with developments of 30 – 40 units starting to pop up everywhere. Over the next few years we expect to see an increase in medium density in this very much undeveloped area.

There is no doubt its easy access to both the city and the airport makes it perfect location for both owner occupiers and investors.  Living 6km from the city centre and just a 15 minute drive to the airport and set on the river - in any other capital city in the world and you would expect to pay a massive price tag.

In demand properties:

Due to the shortage of larger homes available, when they do come up for sale, the families living in the single fronted homes all compete for these opportunities

There is also popularity for entry level buyers to get into one bedroom apartments which now start around the low to mid $300k price range and up to as high at $395,000 for a good size one bedroom with car park.  It’s a great place to live but unless you have low $300’s you simply cannot get into the market anymore.  Interesting given a single fronted home could be bought for $150k in 1996.  Showing that property more of less doubles every seven years.

Typical homes:

Single fronted Victorian and Edwardian and Federation homes.  Double fronted are typically Californian bungalows. In recent times there are a few Medium density apartment developments.

Best amenities:

Highpoint shopping centre, one of Melbourne’s largest centres.  But the draw card iss really the access to the river, parklands, golf course and sporting facilities. Main road -  Union Road has a strip if nice restaurants and is growing as the local young couples and families cry out for more services.   The old shops are slowly being converted to coffee shops to accommodate the young mums taking the prams for a stroll.

Key businesses and employers:

Many residents would work in professional jobs in the city.

Recent changes:

Please see answers above

Best streets:

Whiskey Hill has become the popular location in Ascot vale as this area has more family homes than most other sections of Ascot vale.  It is also on the golf course and close tho the river and parklands.  This area is bordered by Epsom Road, Langs Road and the river.

Public transport:

We have great access to the city with Tram 57, and Ascot vale station which is just a few stops out of the city.  A taxi ride into the heart of the city can cost around $20.

A traffic jam on this side of town is rare and I believe this is a draw card to many who work in the city.  You can be close to the city without living in the city and everything is easy to get to.

Local access:

Mount Alexander Road and Ascot Vale road are two major roads giving you easy access to the city and also linking you to freeway to the airport.  You can also access Melbourne’s city link which gets you to the city or eastern suburbs without the hassle of inner city traffic.

Other information:

The Maribyrnong river and parkland area is now undergoing some great development with Edgewater Estate introducing some medium density after having the Marina Precinct completed.  Edgewater Estate has three major projects at this point which are bringing in around 300 new apartments over the next few years.  With so much being offered for lifestyle and investment opportunity, the sales and marketing has pretty much withstood the slowdown in the 2011 market.   The market did slow of course, however we saw around nearly 200 apartments still sold in the recent quiet times.

Many investors are buying into one bedroom apartments for $350-$370k price range with these properties settling early 2014.  As an investment tip we see this as a worthy consideration. The prices have not moved in the past 12 months and if you are buying into the 2014 market, then you are effectively cutting out 2.5-3 years of the property market cycle.  There is a limited number of one bedroom apartments in the estate.

With a growing popularity to live in this destination close to the city and with so much to offer in location, lifestyle and services, we see plenty of potential as the market begins to move.  Therewill be pressure on the lower end of the market as an affordable place to live with so much to offer.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$1,100,945 $657,500
1.94% 2.73%
-6.50% 25.24%
5.86% 4.94%
$600 $415
131 74
2.83% 3.28%
54.234375 68.2830188679245

Source: Monthly data update for Jun 2020 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Mar 2020. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Above average (U)
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Total population 13476
Median household income ($/weekly) 1447
Median age of persons 35
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2167
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 1341 10.0
    25-34 years 2565 19.0
    35-44 years 2327 17.3
    45-54 years 1812 13.4
    55-64 years 1322 9.8
    Others 4108 30.5
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 4671 46.4
    Registered Married 4198 41.7
    Defacto Relationship 1203 11.9
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 8764 69.9
    Japan 398 3.2
    United Kingdom 383 3.1
    Viet Nam 342 2.7
    Other 911 7.3
    Others 1742 13.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 442 3.6
    Christianity 7297 60.2
    Hinduism 191 1.6
    Islam 614 5.1
    No Religion 3472 28.6
    Others 112 0.9
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 359 7.6
    $400-$599 388 8.2
    $1,500-$1,999 525 11.1
    $2,000-$2,499 435 9.2
    $2,500-$2,999 533 11.2
    Others 2506 52.8
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 4552 44.1
    Not in the labour force 2978 28.8
    Employed, worked part-time 1993 19.3
    Unemployed, looking for work 428 4.1
    Employed, away from work 379 3.7
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 997 14.4
    Professionals 2251 32.5
    Technicians & trades workers 619 8.9
    Community & personal service workers 658 9.5
    Clerical & administrative workers 1110 16.0
    Others 1289 18.6
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 228 7.5
    Infants/Primary 857 28.3
    Secondary 622 20.5
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 330 10.9
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 839 27.7
    Others 152 5.0
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 7697 61.4
    Flat, unit or apartment 2949 23.5
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1822 14.5
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 58 0.5
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 2102 41.0
    Being purchased 1614 31.5
    Fully owned 1388 27.1
    Other tenure type 23 0.4
    Tenure Type
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