NSW's Wagga Wagga's fringes offer promise for new home buyers: HTW

NSW's Wagga Wagga's fringes offer promise for new home buyers: HTW
NSW's Wagga Wagga's fringes offer promise for new home buyers: HTW
NSW's Wagga Wagga has been a rising market in both April and May, according to valuation firm Herron Todd White's property clock -- a simple broad brush means to suggest where property markets are and what direction prices are moving in. 
 
NSW's Wagga Wagga's fringes offer promise for new home buyers: HTW
 
Like all towns and cities the edge is where expansion occurs. In Wagga Wagga, this includes areas to the north at Estella, Boorooma and Gobbagombalin, to the east at Forest Hill, to the south at Bourkelands and Lloyd and the south west at Uranquinty. All these areas have seen 10% to 20% growth in vacant land values over the past two years.
 
NSW's Wagga Wagga's fringes offer promise for new home buyers: HTW
 
It’s not necessarily affordability that people are looking for, it’s a new dwelling. It must be remembered that nothing is more than 10 minutes away in Wagga Wagga which compares a lot more favourably than the bigger cities where a trip to the local shop can take 10 minutes. Dependent on the size as well as other variables, new houses sell in the outer areas for between $350,000 and $550,000. This is comparable to the cost of housing in the central suburbs of Wagga Wagga, Turvey Park and Kooringal. It appears some people do not want the hassle of maintenance an older dwelling requires.
 
Infrastructure does not seem to be a factor either. For example Estella, Boorooma and Gobbagombalin do not have a public school, local shop or licensed premises. It will be interesting to see how all these areas fair over the next five to 10 years. There is a chance that in the short term, because of the number of new dwellings having been constructed and currently being constructed so close together both by locals and out of town investors, that values will drop.
 
Other factors too will have an impact including higher education funding and housing requirement, defence housing requirements and probably more importantly the weather. This is one factor that politicians can’t simply add money too. Wagga Wagga’s economy relies heavily on the rural sector and should it be negatively impacted the flow on affect will be felt around the town. 

Property Observer looked up some recently sold properties in the fringe areas of Wagga Wagga in the $350,000 to $550,000 range and found these on www.realestate.com.au:

NSW's Wagga Wagga's fringes offer promise for new home buyers: HTW

A four-bedroom house with a garden at 3 Tubbo Place, Bourkelands Wagga Wagga (above) fetched $390,000.

 

NSW's Wagga Wagga's fringes offer promise for new home buyers: HTW

A four-bedroom house at 2 Teak Close Forest Hill NSW 2651 (above) sold for $510,000, according to RP Data.

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