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Top Suburbs for First Home Buyers

Posted on May 29, 2017 in First Home Buyer

Top Suburbs for First Home Buyers by WA Housing Centre

Looking to purchase your first property? We’ve made choosing your location easy.

So you’re ready to pick your block of land – your finance is in place, but where to go to from here…

To help you get a better understanding of where to begin your land hunt, and what to expect from certain Perth suburbs, we’ve put together a handy list. With so many factors to take into consideration, it’s time to let us do some of the legwork for you!

Perth CBD and surrounds

Whether you’ve lived in Perth your whole life, or you’ve recently moved, choosing a suburb isn’t always the easiest thing. Spending your weekends driving around and selecting an area that not only has all the amenities you need, but is also within your budget can become very time consuming. That’s why we’ve researched all over the Perth CBD and surrounds to see where you’ll get the most from your money and your new lifestyle!

Future plans and how they effect your investment

It’s important to remember that areas, as well as your needs, change over time. What might not be important to you now, could be in a couple of years time, and if you’re planning on building your forever home, then these elements are worth considering. For example, schools, doctors and other amenities might not be on your radar, but five years from now, they may be essential.

What do you want to achieve from your home and what is important to you?

Do you want a short commute, a big backyard, to be close to the beach? You need to think realistically – it might not be possible for you to tick all the boxes, so make sure you have your priorities set before wasting your time. Having a key list of essentials will also really help with whether you choose inland, north or south of Perth, as each have their own offerings.

Does the area have potential for growth?

When it comes to re-sale value, or if you plan on starting small and expanding, you want a home you can gain from, either financially, lifestyle, or both. So picking a place that has potential to increase in value due to planned infrastructure, additional transport links, employment opportunities and other elements can make a huge difference. Before viewing a block of land, if you like a suburb, do your research first. Take a look at the government website and see if there are any plans in the near, or distant future that you might benefit from.

The suburbs that are hot right now!

With the current Perth economy, many suburbs have a lot to offer, and if you know where to start, you could bag yourself a bargain! Take a look at our top picks for investment areas below and why…

Hilbert:

With a wide selection of local amenities including schools, shops, medical centres, entertainment, community and sporting facilities, plus easy access to the Tonkin Highway and Kwinana Freeway – Hilbert is already a great option. The future plans include a town centre, new schools and improved parklands, so why not ask our experts about available house and land packages in Hilbert?

Gosnells:

This area offers lots of opportunity for subdivision, which has enabled new homes to be built at a reasonable cost, on a decent sized piece of land.

Forrestfield:

With the new train line to the airport, Forrestfield is soon becoming a place to be considered.  Again, with lots of subdivision opportunities, it’s becoming possible to build new homes at a reasonable price.

Wellard:

Easy public transport straight into the city, this rather new suburb gives young families exactly what they’ve been searching for, and at great value for their money.

Bullsbrook:

The building of the new Perth-Darwin Highway has increased interest in this soon to be sought after area. Less than an hour from Perth, it offers a huge variety of lifestyles, with an influx in commercial property, many opportunities have risen.

Brabham:

For first home buyers looking to purchase near the northern coastal corridor, Brabham is a brilliant choice – within the Swan Valley and all it has to offer, just 20kms from Perth!

Baldivis:

Hugely growing in population, Baldivis is set in a natural environment, just 40mins south of Perth and 10mins to the coast. With numerous schools and more planned in the future, large shopping facilities with extensions currently underway and great access to the Kwinana Freeway – it’s a smart place to purchase, just take a look at our packages.

Byford:

Looking for the perfect mix of country and city – Byford in just 33km from Perth CBD and 15 minutes from the freeway, but sits in a tranquil setting at the base of the Darling Scarp. It has many local amenities, with schools, shopping centres and medical services all close to hand.

We offer house and land packages in many of the above suburbs – to find out more, why not talk to one of our experts and see what they can do for you?

Found a suburb you love, but out of your price range?

It’s a great idea to look slightly outside the box, or outside your boarder in this case. If you have the opportunity to ‘live off your richer relatives’ then take it. Choosing a plot next door to your favourite suburb, within walking distance from the cafe strip you love, or your chosen school is a brilliant option. Neighbouring suburbs often have lots to offer, but at a fraction of the cost, so don’t get your heart set on one spot, expand slightly and you could find the perfect match!

During this market, instead of getting a flashier home, you’re best using your hard earned dollars to upgrade your location!

Buying in a sought-after suburb is always a wise move, and in this current economy, it could be a realistic possibility for you. Find out where to build and why