What will Australian property prices get you in Amsterdam?

What will Australian property prices get you in Amsterdam?
What will Australian property prices get you in Amsterdam?

Property prices on a seemingly never ending upward trajectory; first home buyers priced out of the market; exasperated claims of a lack of available stock; a fear that a major city’s property market may have shifted rapidly from buoyant recovery to spectral bubble.

It’s a story many investors in Australia’s main two major markets – Sydney and Melbourne – have been accustomed to hearing. But likewise the Dutch city of Amsterdam has a similar recent tale of property travails.

Amsterdam house prices rose 22% year on year to October 2016, according to the nation’s association of real estate agents. While the latest data from CoreLogic shows that Australian property prices continue to rise. Over the past year prices in Sydney and Melbourne have rise by over 15% and 13% respectively. That stat is one of the many parallels investors can draw between the North Holland city and those in the land once claimed as New Holland.

Price growth in Brisbane and Adelaide hasn’t quite matched those heady double-digit heights, but at about 4% growth year on year, both cities are returning decent dividends for property investors. The only city dragging down CoreLogic’s five city capital average is Perth; a slight uptick in December failing to make up for the price declines earlier last year.

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What will Australian property prices get you in Amsterdam?

So what will the average median price buy you in Amsterdam?

Sydney

According to CoreLogic’s December 2016 indices report, Sydney’s all-dwelling median price sat at $1,056,000.

At current exchange rates, the equivalent median price in Amsterdam (approx. €745,624) would put you in the market for a 125 square metre, four room apartment (pictured below) on the trendy inner west Haarlemerstraat, a sector know for its chic cafes, boutique stores and tourist-drawing “coffee” shops.  It comes with double-glazed windows, two-rooftop terraces and a Jacuzzi.

It may be a relatively high price to live in this area, but the prime real estate in Amsterdam is the famous canal houses, which leave little spare after a several million euro outlay.

What will Australian property prices get you in Amsterdam?

Melbourne

Melbourne’s median price sits at $863,260, according to CoreLogic. The equivalent (€610,000) would put you in the market for a beautiful two bedroom, one bathroom apartment on the inner city Herengracht.

Like many properties in this region, the 105 square metre property (pictured below) is a converted warehouse property.

What will Australian property prices get you in Amsterdam?

Brisbane

Brisbane’s median dwelling value of $549,630 equates to roughly the price of €390,000.

With an estimated metropolitan population of approximately 2.3 million, Amsterdam is of a relatively equivalent size to Brisbane. However, any Brisbanites looking to decamp to Amsterdam can expect a fair decrease in size ­– this central Amsterdam apartment (pictured below) is only 46 square metres in size.

Located in the beautiful Jordaan district, it’s close to many shops, restaurants and has a view of the famous Brouwersgracht.

What will Australian property prices get you in Amsterdam?

Adelaide

Adelaide has the lowest median dwelling value of the five included in CoreLogic’s aggregate, at $472,000.

The equivalent of €333,271 would have this central Amsterdam apartment, located on the closet western canal to the city centre, in range. Though only 47 square metres, this apartment (pictured below) boasts a great location to offset its lack of size.

What will Australian property prices get you in Amsterdam?

Perth

Perth’s property market may have declined in the wake of the end of the mining boom, but its all-dwelling value still eclipses all bar Sydney and Melbourne in CoreLogic’s five-city aggregate.

Its median value of $581,280 would be put a buyer in the Amsterdam market in the range of this €400,000 listed property. Though only 61 square metres, this apartment comes with two beds and a bathroom and is very close to the centre of the city.

What will Australian property prices get you in Amsterdam?

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