Good yields characterise cheap units in eastern and Inner West Sydney: HTW

Good yields characterise cheap units in eastern and Inner West Sydney: HTW
Good yields characterise cheap units in eastern and Inner West Sydney: HTW

Investors or first-home buyers can still find dwellings around $500,000 in Sydney if they venture a little further from the CBD area, according to valuation firm Herron Todd White’s residential property market report for July.

Two such areas are East Sydney and the Inner West.  

East

After strong growth over the past 18 months, there is little property in the eastern suburbs that can be found in the $500,000 price range other than small studios within the CBD and smaller one-bedroom units around the city fringe suburbs of Potts Point, Chippendale, Elizabeth Bay and Surry Hills, according to HTW's property report.

With low vacancy rates and strong yields, they still represent good investments with rental yields on average around 5%. 

As an example, an art deco style studio unit with no car accommodation, updated kitchen and bathroom, timber flooring and combined living/ bedroom with a rental estimate of $450 per week, sold in Greenknowe Avenue, Elizabeth Bay in May 2016 for $452,000. 

Property Observer found another sale in nearby Potts Point — a studio at 6/16 Macleay Street for $450,000.

Inner West 

Similar to the eastern suburbs, this price point is limited to studio, one-bedroom units and very modest older style two-bedroom units with no car accommodation, according to HTW.

A semi-modern studio unit on Parramatta Road, Camperdown with car space and currently rented for $425 per week sold in May 2016 for $490,000. 

Following the railway line, Ashfield, Summer Hill and Haberfield have old style one-bedroom, one-bathroom units that are near to the $500,000 range and still providing good rental returns and low vacancy rates with the opportunity for capital appreciation if the purchaser has access to funds to fully renovate in the future.

Property Observer found a one-bedroom apartment at 2/74 Alt Street Ashfield NSW 2131 for $472,000, according to CoreLogic RP Data.

 

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