Freshwater - the most active suburbs for home renovations in the Northern Beaches: HTW residential

Freshwater - the most active suburbs for home renovations in the Northern Beaches: HTW residential
Freshwater - the most active suburbs for home renovations in the Northern Beaches: HTW residential

The Northern Beaches area is heavily owner- occupier driven and most renovations occur for this purpose, whether that be for first-home buyers looking to add value or families looking to upsize but remain in their existing homes, according to the latest Herron Todd White (HTW) residential report. 

The valuation firm suggests in locations across the nation, the downtime delivered by isolation has spurned on owners looking to improve their assets through maintenance and upgrade. This month’s HTW residential report highlights where renovations are on the rise and the price points and outcomes those markets can expect.

The report notes Freshwater is one of the most active suburbs for home renovations at the moment.

"The suburb has one of the highest number of outstanding development applications in the Northern Beaches Council with around 30, particularly high considering the size of the suburb," the valuation firm said. 

Entry level into the Freshwater market for housing is typically $1.5 million to $2 million, depending on the position in the suburb, land characteristics and accommodation size.Generally speaking, construction works typically return their cost and often a profit.

"It is prudent to analyse sales in the local area of finished, renovated homes if creating equity is a major factor in your decision to renovate.

"The sales will assist in determining what the market is willing to pay for certain products, help set a construction budget and provide design ideas and concepts that the local market is receptive to," the valuation firm said. 

Freshwater - the most active suburbs for home renovations in the Northern Beaches: HTW residential

A recent example of this is 70 Soldiers Avenue, Freshwater (pictured above) which sold for $2.725 million on 9 April 2020.

This circa 1960s, four-bedroom, three- bathroom property recently underwent a full renovation and is a good benchmark for owners looking to renovate their existing homes in the suburb.

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Renovation Northern Beaches

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