Eastlakes apartment prices to fall in 2017 amid Botany Bay oversupply: BIS Shrapnel

Eastlakes apartment prices to fall in 2017 amid Botany Bay oversupply: BIS Shrapnel
Eastlakes apartment prices to fall in 2017 amid Botany Bay oversupply: BIS Shrapnel

While overall Sydney unit prices could rise a 1 to 2 per cent, many apartments in areas such as Parramatta, the Hills area, and Botany Bay suburbs like Banksmeadow, Botany, Eastlakes and Mascot could be cheaper in 2017.

Prices in Hornsby, Cherrybrook, Pennant Hills and Berowra, Ryde and Canterbury could also fall, the Australian Financial Review reported.

The median price of apartments in Melbourne and Brisbane apartment median prices will fall higher next year, BIS Shrapnel's latest Apartments 2016 to 2022 report says.

Apartment prices in Melbourne were likely to fall by up to 2 per cent and in Brisbane by up to 3.5 per cent.

Inner to middle-ring Sydney suburbs where the number of apartments under construction are higher than their current share of apartment stock were the weakest localities, BIS Shrapnel residential senior manager Angie Zigomanis said.

"At first pass, the greatest risks would be in Botany Bay local government area, Ryde LGA, Canterbury LGA, Auburn LGA, Parramatta LGA, Hornsby LGA and Hills Shire LGA," he said.

"However, we'd then have to overlay whether local factors, such as increased employment in Parramatta and Macquarie Park can justify the extra stock or whether the North West rail under construction will attract more occupants around the proposed stations in the Hills Shire LGA."

"Nevertheless, each of these LGAs are likely to experience softer markets than Sydney overall."

"It won't be that big, 5 to 10 per cent tops," Mr Zigomanis said of any fall.

"At the end of the day, Sydney is still undersupplied...but landlords will have a lot of competing stock so they would need to sharpen their pencils to attract tenants."

For houses, BIS Shrapnel said forecast rises in all capital cities except Perth and Darwin.

Sydney and Melbourne house prices could rise by up to 4 per cent.

It suggests Brisbane house prices could gain 2 to 3 per cent.

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