Scarborough tops festive season property sales

The Scaborough redevelopment has revitalised the area. Photo: Andrew Ritchie
The Scaborough redevelopment has revitalised the area. Photo: Andrew Ritchie

SCARBOROUGH was the top performing local suburb over the festive season, recording 19 sales in the four weeks to January 7, according to the latest data from REIWA.

Davey Real Estate Scarborough sales consultant Rav Kandola said the suburb attracted a cross-section of buyers due to the type and price brackets of dwellings available.

“At the moment professional families, as well as savvy downsizers, seem to be the most active in the area,” she said.

“We’ve also seen many new buyers at home opens that have moved to Perth from the eastern seaboard.”

Ms Kandola said homes priced from $550,000 to $700,000 were in demand.

“Three-bedroom, two-bathroom homes or townhouses with renovated kitchens and bathrooms are selling well and outdoor spaces are in demand,” she said.

“A house with that Scarborough charm is really sought after, with character aspects of the property retained such as floorboards, rustic ceilings and cornices.”

Ms Kandola said the completion of the Scarborough redevelopment had revitalised one of Perth’s most iconic beaches and it had become a hot spot for families, dining and entertainment.

“It’s proving to be a hit with locals and tourists,” she said.

“Scarborough also is home to some of the best kitsch locally owned cafes such as Drift Kitchen, Kinky Swell and Pizzaca.”

Ms Kandola said buyers were also attracted to the area for its excellent primary schools and high schools, with a choice of public and private schools available to families.