Coffs Harbour residential market the strongest in recent times: HTW

Coffs Harbour residential market the strongest in recent times: HTW
Coffs Harbour residential market the strongest in recent times: HTW

The Coffs Harbour residential market is going through one of its strongest times, according to Herron Todd White’s recent report.

The property valuation firm says that demand for residential properties in Coffs Harbour is exceeding supply shortening selling periods and increasing values.

“The Coffs Coast is experiencing one of its strongest markets in recent times with demand exceeding supply in many areas which has resulted in shortened selling periods and substantial increases in values.

"Typically it is the affordable price point in the sub $550,000 market which has seen the strongest demand from both owner occupiers and investors, however market confidence has spread through all sectors of the market including rural residential which has seen a recent resurgence in demand,” the report stated.

Factors such as low cost of finance, population and limited stock is driving this growth in the area according to Herron Todd White.

“There are several factors driving the market including low cost of finance, increasing population due to lifestyle benefits for both retirees and families moving from southern regions, infrastructure upgrades in the form of the Pacific Highway, limited available stock for vacant land and diversity of housing product ranging from coastal to rural communities with good access to regional facilities provided at Coffs Harbour.

"To a lesser degree investors are being driven towards SMSF property investment and with the ALP pushing for restrictions on negative gearing, this may be driving investors to enter the market prior to possible changes to tax benefits.

"A major factor in the cooling of the market will be rising interest rates which will dampen long term consumer confidence, however continued population growth should see demand remain strong against the current limited supply.

"Wage growth is also an issue.

"With the exception of the public sector, wage growth and employment are not rising at the same rate as property prices.

"This will affect the affordability of property within regional localities which has traditionally been a major factor in deciding to relocate to regional New South Wales,” the report advised.

A two bedroom villa at 2/12 Pitt Street, Coffs Harbour (above) has been listed for $332,000.

Similarly a three bedroom house at 10A Moonee Creek Drive, Moonee Beach (below) has been listed for $515,000.

Coffs Harbour residential market the strongest in recent times: HTW

A two bedroom house at 29 Masonary Road, Coffs Harbour (below) was recently sold for $340,000.

Coffs Harbour residential market the strongest in recent times: HTW

Similarly a two bedroom villa at 2/49 Eighteenth Avenue, Sawtell (below) was recently sold for $365,000.

Coffs Harbour residential market the strongest in recent times: HTW

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