DESPITE a number of western suburbs being ranked among Perth’s most expensive areas, there are still affordable first options to be found according to a local agent.
Pindan Realty project sales manager Matthew Smith it was still possible to nest or invest in the region, with apartments an affordable way to enjoy all it offers.
“Subiaco, which came in at number 10 on Reiwa’s list of most expensive suburbs for houses, is giving buyers great opportunities when it comes to apartments, an ideal way to access the amazing lifestyle the suburb offers, including being just four kilometres from the CBD and a short drive to the beach with fabulous shopping, dining, school and park options at your fingertips,” he said.
“Right now, you can still pick up a new, low-maintenance apartment in this location from $349,000 knowing those key fundamentals of the sought-after area will always remain.”
The nearby suburbs of Claremont, Nedlands and Dalkeith also made the top 10, but Mr Smith said home buyers and investors were also showing a lot of interest in one leafy riverside postcode that was not on the list.
“Nestled in between Subiaco and Nedlands and a stone’s throw from Claremont and the number one most expensive suburb for houses – Dalkeith – is Crawley, which enjoys all the same enviable lifestyle benefits of these other areas in that it’s close to the CBD, iconic Kings Park and UWA, offers the Swan River as a playground, is near some of WA’s best public and private schools, and has its own bustling retail and restaurant precinct,” he said.
“Crawley has fewer traditional homes than its neighbouring suburbs, making it that bit more affordable and demand for modern, new apartments is high, with our forthcoming development, Aviva on Broadway, more than 40 percent sold already.”
The five-storey development at 150 Broadway includes a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, including some with river views, with prices starting from $460,000.
Visit avivaonbroadway.com.au for more information.