Search the suburb ‘Walk Score’ which is an international scale out of 100 which measures the walkability of a location in relation to it’s proximity to local amenities, transport ect. With the amount of cars projected to double on Australian roads over the next 20 years suburbs that have higher walk scores are already out performing those that don’t.
Google capital gain trends of the area. On average real estate doubles every 10years however some suburbs such as Bellevue Hill in Sydney do so every 7.5 years with an average mean of approximately $4.2 million dollars.
Consider surrounding suburbs as some can offer similar properties at better value for money.
If possible choose certain times of the year to buy for example December/January is a good times to purchase as activity/competition is a lot lower.
Lastly take the time to research the market and suburb you want to live in and also take advantage of talking to industry leaders and professionals. Here at ‘SMITH’ our door is always open and we are more than happy to discuss the industry we love.