Bargain property in East Perth? Near new apartment makes $150,000 loss

Bargain property in East Perth? Near new apartment makes $150,000 loss
Bargain property in East Perth? Near new apartment makes $150,000 loss

There are certainly opportunities in the current 2019 market to pay less than the last price.

But is there really such a thing as buying a bargain when it comes to property? And where are they?

This series of articles looks are specific examples of sale price or asking price falling. 

We take a look at where and if possible why this is happening.  

We came across this property for consideration.

Bargain property in East Perth? Near new apartment makes 0,000 loss

A one bedroom, one bathroom East Perth apartment has sold for $275,000, some $145,000 less than its $410,000 off the plan sale in 2012.

The apartment at 13/35 Wellington Street in the 2015 built VIBE complex initially sought $315,000 before its asking price was reduced to $299,000.

According to CoreLogic data, the change in East Perth's median price over the past 5 years is -23.7%.

The 2nd floor apartment has parkland views as well as access to a lap pool, BBQ area, modern gym facilities and a roof top theatre with panoramic city views.

Minutes from the CBD, it is within walking distance of Claisebrook Cove, Crown Casino and Optus Stadium

Josh and Sean Roberts of Realmark secured the sale after two months.

The unlucky vendors sought to flip the apartment on its completion, listing it unsuccessfully in 2015 asking offers from $449,000.

It is up to you to determine if the offering is a truly beneficial bargain.

Remember buying at the bottom of the cycle is fraught – as you can't really precisely pick the bottom nor know just how long until you see some price growth.

Be aware you could be buying a poor quality property in an area with ongoing issues of oversupply of stock.

The oversupply could be also putting downward pressure on rents.

Other price declines could be because the vendor needs a quick sale or paid way over the top on its last purchase chase.

Property Observer suggests property purchasing really does need to be a very well considered proposition with a long term mindset.

East Perth Bargain Property

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