Victoria's Horsham joins NSW regions at top of house clock: HTW

Victoria's Horsham joins NSW regions at top of house clock: HTW
Victoria's Horsham joins NSW regions at top of house clock: HTW

Horsham, a regional city in the Wimmera wheat growing region in western Victoria, is the new entrant at the top of the April property clock for houses.

The valuation firm Herron Todd White has issued its latest property clock for the residential market - a simple broad brush means to suggest where property markets are in April - and what direction prices are moving in.

All the other four are from NSW, namely Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Newcastle and Central Coast and have retained their peak of market position from March as well. 

Horsham’s residential real estate market continues to provide a stable investment for both owner-occupiers and investors. The urbanisation of today’s population is bringing senior members of the community to central service hubs such as Horsham and generally increasing the larger centre’s ability to attract and retain the younger generation and continuing its population growth. In turn this brings about expanding outer built up fringe areas and increased prices for inner city property located in close proximity to shops and services.

As real estate in inner city Horsham continues to appreciate, more and more buyers are looking for cheaper alternatives. In larger centres such as Ballarat or Melbourne, this would see buyers moving further out of town into the suburbs and becoming more reliant on the local neighbourhood shopping centre.

In Horsham, this phenomenon is generally different and sees families moving to smaller nearby town such as Murtoa and Dimboola that are located within a 30 minute drive of Horsham but maintain schools and local shops. House prices in these smaller towns are significantly lower than Horsham. As an example, Horsham’s current median house price sits at $290,000 while Dimboola’s median house price is a far more affordable $120,000. When weighing up size and affordability, regional towns are definitely an option.

Among the others, Gold Coast has climbed one notch from a rising market to approaching the peak. Sydney remains in the 'starting to decline' phase, while Mount Gambier and Townsville continue to stay at the bottom of the market.

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Victoria's Horsham joins NSW regions at top of house clock: HTW

 

 
 
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