CLAREMONT has again topped the list for the highest number of sales in the western suburbs, with REIWA reporting 20 sales for the four weeks to November 28.
Mint Real Estate director Pete Clements said Claremont’s proximity to schools was one of the factors that made the area very attractive to buyers.
“Christ Church Grammar School, Scotch, MLC and PLC are within walking distance for most children,” he said.
“Plus, all of the mature trees and facilities in Claremont really make it one of the best areas in Perth.”
Mr Clements said the area was renowned for its well-renovated character homes, and these homes always seemed to achieve better prices than new homes in the area.
While character homes held a lot of appeal for families, Mr Clements said they were mostly single storey and did not suit a lot of the retired and downsizing population.
“Central Claremont has now become a hotspot for downsizers out of Dalkeith, Nedlands and Peppermint Grove because it is easy to walk into the town centre and take advantage of all the shopping areas,” he said.
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