Desirable Melbourne inner north suburbs to see low vacancy rates in 2020: HTW residential

Staff reporterFebruary 24, 20200 min read

The property market has shone in the past seven years showing extraordinary growth in property prices in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, according to the latest Herron Todd White (HTW) residential report. 

The report notes last year’s property market results ended on a high note as we saw the fastest turnaround in history, with improving prices and clearance rates leading into the new year of 2020.

With property values rising, sellers are expected to cautiously return to the market, increasing stock levels.

"So, what do we know moving forward into 2020? We can be assured that the Reserve Bank’s main focus will be to decrease unemployment rates and to increase wages, which will likely result in interest rates falling further throughout the year, making it even more affordable to enter the market," the valuation firm said. 

This trend could see an upside in developing areas such as Craigieburn, Kalkallo and Mickleham, which may prove to be the only truly affordable option for the inner and outer northern suburbs.

"By offering properties at affordable prices, these areas may still be the choice for migrating families moving to Melbourne or country Victorians wanting to move closer to Melbourne," the valuation firm said. 

A Craigieburn three bedroom house has been sold for $570,000.

The three bedroom, two bathroom home is situated at 32 Newlyn Drive (pictured below).

Set on 650sqm, the home comes with well-appointed kitchen, meals area, and pergola overlooking backyard. 

Areas in the desirable suburbs of the inner north such as Abbotsford, Carlton and Richmond should expect to see moderate to low stock on the market.

The report notes blue chip properties that tick all the boxes will continue to perform in 2020.

"Low vacancy rates will also be evident in these areas with vacant dwellings being snapped up either by investors or renters," the valuation firm said. 

A Richmond Victorian house has recently been sold for $1.67 million. 

The three bedroom, one bathroom home is situated at 10 Moorhouse Street (pictured below). 

It comes with open plan living, north facing courtyard and spacious kitchen. 



Staff reporter

North Melbourne
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