Illawarra residential market continues to grow strong: HTW

Illawarra residential market continues to grow strong: HTW
Illawarra residential market continues to grow strong: HTW

The Illawarra residential market prices continue to grow strong, according to a recent Herron Todd White (HTW) report.

The property valuation firm says that various factors such as low interest rates, employment and decreasing affordability in Sydney are creating strong demand.

“There has been strong growth in the Illawarra residential market for a number of years in all locations and property types,” the report stated.

The market is particularly driven by what is happening in Sydney but there is also a flow on effect to Wollongong and Shoalhaven.

"Low interest rates, stable employment, improving infrastructure and decreasing affordability in Sydney all combine to create strong demand for residential property at all price levels," the report said.

"There are a number of factors that could cause the market to change.

"These include interest rate hikes, an oversupply of new properties, an economic downturn in the region, or a crash in the Sydney market.\

Wollongong is in the middle of a construction boom, especially in unit developments.

"New unit developments are at an all time high and the supply of new units are at unprecedented levels," HTW said.

"In addition there are many new land developments of varying sizes with the majority in West Dapto, Calderwood, Shell Cove and South Nowra.

"As long as the supply is being met by strong demand the market will continue to be strong.

"However, all this new supply may exaggerate any downturn in the market if developers cannot offload their new stock."

HTW says Illawarra’s economic situation is tied to its property market.

"The region continues to diversify from its mining and steel roots and has enjoyed good growth in medical and aged care and tourism sectors," it said.

"Market confidence is still derived from the steel and mining sectors.

"Major downturns in these sectors could result in a downturn in the property markets.

"With the region being more and more accessible to Sydney through improved infrastructure, the link between the Sydney and Illawarra property markets is closer than ever.

"It is likely that the events that would cause a slow down in the Sydney market would also impact the Illawarra and if Sydney buyers were removed from the Illawarra market demand for property would be reduced,” the report stated.

A three bedroom house at 9 Mark Street, Figtree (above) has been listed for between $699,000 to $768,900.

Similarly, a two bedroom house at 45 Hillcrest Avenue, Woonona (below) has been listed for $600,000.

Illawarra residential market continues to grow strong: HTW

A two bedroom house at 1/4 Pleasant Avenue, North Wollongong (below) was recently sold for $570,000.

Illawarra residential market continues to grow strong: HTW

Similarly, a four bedroom house at 21 Norman Clark Crescent, Horsley (below) was recently sold for $955,000.

Illawarra residential market continues to grow strong: HTW

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