BAYSWATER is the most sought-after location for home hunters in the Reporter area, new data has revealed.
Realestate.com.au figures show buyer interest in houses for sale in the riverside suburb is high, with each property getting around 1119 online views – almost triple the WA median of 407 in the six months to June 30.
Maylands and Bassendean rounded out the top three for searches, with properties in the areas notching up about 994 and 932 visits respectively.
Acton Mt Lawley director Carlos Lehn, who is the top selling agent in Bayswater, said all types of housing in the suburb were in demand mainly from first-home buyers and young families.
“We also meet a lot of buyers who are already in Bayswater and are ready to move into something bigger,” he said.
Mr Lehn said Bayswater’s amenities made it a popular choice.
“Bayswater is a fantastic suburb due to its close proximity to the swan river, the city and the airport,” he said.
“It has highly sought-after primary schools, cafes, shops and now even a wine bar, which is already a huge hit with the locals.
“It is also on the train line, making life very easy for those who work in the city.
“The train station is going to be redeveloped, which will include an additional line to the airport.
“Suburbs on or close to the train lines and cafe strips are doing really well.”
Bayswater’s median property price is $595,000, exceeded only by Bedford and Maylands with median prices of $700,000 and $660,000 respectively.
The most affordable local suburb is Eden Hill, which has a median price of $384,000.