Bendigo attractive to investors due to low buy in price: HTW

Bendigo attractive to investors due to low buy in price: HTW
Bendigo attractive to investors due to low buy in price: HTW

Bendigo is attractive to investors due to its low buy in price, according to Herron Todd White’s August report.

The property data firm says that non-local investors generally pay above market prices for property investments.

“Investors from the eastern capital cities of Australia could look at regional centres such as Bendigo with great interest due to the significantly lower buy in prices.

“Generally non-local investors are seen to pay above market prices for any type of property investment.

“New houses in new estates appear to be the most popular product with investors. Two-storey town houses located within the urban centre of Bendigo are also a sought after product.

“The most common price point for investors is the $300,000 to $400,000 bracket which is comparatively low compared to most metropolitan markets,” the report stated.

Epsom and Flora Hill are among the areas most sought after by investors Herron Todd White advises.

“The most sought after areas by investors are considered to be any of the growth corridors of Bendigo including Epsom, Maiden Gully and Strathfieldsaye.

“Inner urban areas in demand include the long established suburbs of Golden Square, Kennington and Flora Hill.

“These areas are within a short commuting distance of the Bendigo CBD.

“La Trobe University is located in Flora Hill and is the driving force behind investor demand in the Flora Hill and Strathdale areas,” the report advised.

A four bedroom house at 6 Marshall Crescent, Kennington (above) has been listed for between $379,990 to $405,000.

Built in 1982 the property was last sold in 2009 for $235,000.

Another four bedroom house at 16 Yellowgum Drive, Epsom (below) has been listed for $365,000.

Built in 2013 the property was last sold in 2014 for $106,000.

Bendigo attractive to investors due to low buy in price: HTW

Interest from non-local investors have declined in the past five years Herron Todd White warns.

“Non-local investor interest has declined over the past five years which appears to have coincided with the down turn in mining.

“This reduced interest has been of little to no impact on the local market.

“If there was a significant decline in investor interest, possible outcomes could include a slowing of new development in the growth corridors as well as a general uplift in rent returns.

“This could subsequently result in an uplift in overall property prices, however this remains speculative.

“For those interested in investing in the Bendigo market do not rely on short term capital growth; instead pay more attention to yields and future development potential,” the report warned.

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