Over the last year, property investments in Derby, 6728 have given investors a capital gain of -29.73%. This compares very badly with the -1.91% for WA as a whole.
Data for the last quarter indicates that, in the short term at least, the capital value growth rate for property investors in Derby has fallen somewhat when compared to the 5 year average annual rate.
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 Derby, 6728. Typically our figures indicate that -30.81% is being offered, which puts this WA suburb at 9th most discounted overall in Australia.
Derby is 5th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in WA with a 13.20% return
While the bulk of Western Australia’s recent successes on the property front have been in the Pilbara region, Kimberley has been making a name for itself of late, and Derby is most certainly one to watch there.Full summary
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While the bulk of Western Australia’s recent successes on the property front have been in the Pilbara region, Kimberley has been making a name for itself of late, and Derby is most certainly one to watch there.
What it’s got going for it, says Crawford Realty sales consultant Morgan Crawford, is a whole slew of government and resource related projects that are in the pipeline.
“There are quite a few government projects that have been proposed – a new prison for example. And if you have a look at RP Data you’ll notice that the rental market has tightened up hugely, and rental prices have jumped up 10-15% in the last six months,” he says.
Fuelling this rental growth is an extremely low vacancy rate. In fact, Derby’s vacancy rate has been at 0% for more than two years according to SQM Research figures.
As well as the construction of the $150m Derby Regional Prison, Derby’s property market is expected to benefit from the expansion of the Kimberley diamond and iron ore mines on Koolan and Cockatoo Islands, the proposed $550m Deep Water Port Facility at Point Torment, the proposed Browse Basin Gas Project and resource giant Inpex's $25bn Ichthys LNG venture.