Why invest in Sydney Property?
Sydney is Australia’s largest city with a population of over 4 million. It lies within the NSW state which has a total population of 6.8 million. It is expected that by 2051 the population of NSW will be 8.7 million, an increase of 30%, of which the majority are expected to move to Sydney.
Sydney is a world class global city and has been voted on numerous occasions, by many independent bodies, as the number one city in the world. It is Australia’s financial capital with a large number of multi-national companies having their head office in either the Sydney CBD or one of numerous business parks that have been developed.
Due to the geographical layout of Sydney, land is scarce which assists in providing support for an increase in property prices. Coupled with the fact that the majority of migrants from overseas prefer Sydney as their number one choice to settle, Sydney property prices will have significant support for many decades to come.
What makes Sydney an attractive place to invest in real estate includes its large financial districts, international recognition (helped by the success of the 2000 Olympic Games), land shortages near the CBD and its attractive destinations such as beaches, retail centres, park lands and the Sydney Harbour.
Sydney has established a two tier market meaning that not all property is likely to increase in value over the short to medium term. There are some areas of Sydney that are likely to see a decrease in value due to mortgage stress. This is why it is critical to thoroughly research the property market before investing as not all property increases at the same time or at the same growth rate.
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Six reasons for investing in Sydney and NSW
1. Stable. The Australian economy was ranked first in the world for resilience in 2006, for the fifth consecutive year. Australia was judged in the top 10 most attractive investment destinations globally in 2005.
2. Desirable. Sydney is among the top locations in the world for quality of life and is consistently rated the world's best city.
3. Powerful. Gross State Product in 2005-06 was A$320 billion, larger than each of the economies of Hong Kong SAR, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and the Philippines.
4. Smart. Sydney has a well educated workforce and Australia attracts the third largest number of international students in the English speaking world after the US and the UK.
5. Multilingual. About 200 languages are spoken in Sydney, making it one of the most culturally diverse locations in the world.
6. Prominent. Sydney is home to 65 per cent of Australia's Asia Pacific regional headquarters and 45 per cent of its largest companies by revenue. http://www.business.nsw.gov.au/investment/
(Source: www.business.nsw.gov.au )
Sydney Median Values Over Time
- House values doubled between January 1980 and August 1987 (Moving from $47,783 to $97,804) - A period of 7.6 years
- It took another 8.5 years for house values to double again, with the median value moving from $97,800 to $198,000, between August 1987 and March 1996.
- The next 'doubling period' lasted just 6 years, with the median house valu moving from $198,000 in March 1996 to $400,000 in March 2002. (Source: RP Data)
(Source: RP Data)
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