Over the last year, property investments in Baxter, 3911 have given investors a capital gain of -4.81%. This compares averagely with the -1.69% for VIC as a whole.
Comparing Baxter,3911 ‘s 5year and quarterly average capital gain offered to property investors, it performed less well across the longer period
When looking to buy, or assessing what properties are really achieving at sale, it's essential for property investors to take into account what discounts are being offered in Baxter, 3911. Typically our figures indicate that -6.16% is being offered, which puts this VIC suburb at 1937th most discounted overall in Australia.
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Fringe suburb leverages its affordability
Median house price: $420,000
Three-year growth: 28.83%
Rental yield: 4.33%
On the outskirts of Melbourne’s urban district, Baxter may be regarded as a rural suburb, but it certainly shows as much potential as its city counterparts.
In fact, this distinction may be working to Baxter’s advantage as house prices are quite low here – a median of under $450,000. Thus, for many buyers, it could be a solution to Melbourne’s affordability problem. It is just an hour’s drive to the CBD – a move that residents may be willing to make to save on housing costs.
As a result, the suburb has been reporting consistent growth for the past 5 years at an average annual rate of 7.5%. At 4.3%, investor returns are considerable as well. Baxter is served by a railway station, as well as buses. There are also several primary schools and a kindergarten for families with young children.