Off the plan sales boom in Perth as Finbar records biggest January sales figures since 2006

Finbar experienced record sales levels across October, November, December and January

Off the plan sales boom in Perth as Finbar records biggest January sales figures since 2006
Finbar's Civic Heart project at South Perth

WA’s leading apartment developer, Finbar Group, recorded $34.6 million in sales in January, the highest level they've recorded since 2006.

The company reported $9 million in sales in a single day on January 25 at its Civic Heart project in South Perth where construction is now underway – a sales record for the company which has been operating in WA for 26 years.

The project, which has an estimated end value in excess of $400 million, will comprise two towers of 39 and 22 storeys, providing 305 residential apartments, four penthouses and 25 ground floor commercial tenancies.

Finbar experienced record sales levels across October, November and December 2020 following initial market uncertainty in the wake of COVID-19, with more than $88 million in sales secured at Civic Heart to date.

Finbar managing director Darren Pateman said the level of sales recorded during the last quarter and for the first month of 2021 signalled a strong return to the market post the pandemic uncertainty coupled with low borrowing costs, ongoing stimulus measures and low stock levels across the country.

Off the plan sales boom in Perth as Finbar records biggest January sales figures since 2006

“Our recent strong sales performance and the fact that our team secured $9 million in sales in a single day, gives us cause for optimism in terms of the medium to long term outlook for the local market," Pateman says.

“Certainly, our sales performance in January is an outstanding result and an early indication of what may be to come for the Perth market.

“We’re seeing very strong and competitive buyer demand, not just for Civic Heart, but across our other projects as well as the gradual return of investors as the rental market continues to heat up,” he said.Off the plan sales boom in Perth as Finbar records biggest January sales figures since 2006

“We’re seeing very strong and competitive buyer demand, not just for Civic Heart, but across our other projects as well as the gradual return of investors as the rental market continues to heat up,” he said.

“Perth’s property market is really gaining momentum due to low supply, Western Australians returning home from interstate and overseas and buyers and investors who have been watching from the sidelines and deciding to get into the market before any further uptick occurs.

“We have completely sold out of all other South Perth stock so it is perhaps unsurprising that we have seen such strong demand for Civic Heart for apartments of all sizes,” he said.

Mr Pateman said the rebates on stamp duty had definitely been a contributing factor and he urged the WA Government to reintroduce the stamp duty rebate for developments under construction to ensure the ongoing recovery of the local market.

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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