Liverpool and Fairfield unit market sees healthy demand: HTW

Liverpool and Fairfield unit market sees healthy demand: HTW
Liverpool and Fairfield unit market sees healthy demand: HTW

The Liverpool and Fairfield unit market have a healthy level of demand, according to Herron Todd White’s latest July report.

The property data firm says that units below $500,000 is available in those two areas.

“This time last year we mentioned the diminishing opportunities to enter the south-west property market within the sub $500,000 price point.

“That trend has certainly continued in this market segment and that price point is now ultimately reserved to units or vacant land within new subdivisions further from the central hubs of Liverpool and Fairfield.

“The Liverpool and Fairfield home unit market still offers plenty of stock available for under $500,000, although this is limited to older style, 1960s and 1970s low rise walk-up developments or new 1-bedroom units within modern or new high density developments.

“A one bedroom unit at 9/5 Drummond Street, Warwick Farm (above) has been listed for $329,000.

“Similarly a one bedroom unit at 73/12-18 Bathurst Street, Liverpool (below) has been listed for $410,000.

Liverpool and Fairfield unit market sees healthy demand: HTW

“There are newer style 2000s built 2-bedroom units available under $500,000 however these are mostly second tier high density developments and no longer benefit from the brand new condition which appeals to investors and tenants alike,” the report stated.

However opportunities to enter the sub $500,000 market are impossible due to land values Herron Todd White advises.

“Opportunities to enter the dwelling sub $500,000 market within these locations is basically non- existent given that land value generally exceeds this price point.

“This market benefits from higher than average rental yields which can be appealing to investors, however this is usually a trade-off with weaker capital growth compared to coastal regions such as St George and Sutherland Shire LGAs south of Sydney or locations closer to the Sydney CBD,” the report advised.

Units in Liverpool and Fairfield have a stable demand Herron Todd White comments.

“Liverpool and Fairfield unit markets are currently steady with a healthy level of demand.

“This demand is likely to continue into the future given that these locations are the central hub of the south-west region and are easily accessible via motorways and public transport and within close proximity of the future Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek,” the report commented.

Herron Todd White warns, however, that the unit market is likely to face downward pressure in values due to increasing supply and market conditions.

“As with many regions of Sydney, the unit market is likely to face some downward pressure on values in the near future due to the increasing supply of similar stock and general market conditions, particularly given that this market is heavily investor driven.

“Apart from home units, the other residential asset type sub $500,000 is vacant land located within new suburbs of the South West Priority Growth Area.

“This includes new suburbs such as Edmondson Park on the fringe of Liverpool LGA and further out such as Harrington Park within Camden LGA. Land values are continuing to rise in these suburbs with many lots now in the $400,000 to $500,000 range (or higher) and are generally 300 to 500 square metres.

“Once a parcel is secured, a buyer would then be looking at approximately $300,000 or more to build a family home.

“Such locations are more than 60 kilometres from the Sydney CBD, however are likely to benefit from the growth of the Parramatta and Liverpool regions and the future airport at Badgerys Creek," the report warned.

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