Baldivis bucks the trend with strong sales demand
Baldivis was the metropolitan area’s top-selling suburb for houses in September, bucking perceptions homes do not sell in the rapidly growing postcode.
Ray White Rockingham Baldivis agent Elsie Corby said the performance of the suburb did not come as a surprise to her and put the high sales numbers down to a change in the weather.
“September was certainly quite a busy month, with lots of buyers and lots of offers,” she said.
“I think the better weather draws people out. Like they say, once spring has sprung, buyers are getting out and looking again and getting to home opens, and we’ve noticed that increase.”
As one of the country’s fastest-growing suburbs, perceptions of the Baldivis market can be skewed, with the release of new estates and house and land packages a regular occurrence, but Ms Corby said buyers were always on the lookout for homes.
“We’re always busy, especially in the past couple of months, but Baldivis proves a popular suburb with buyers because homes tend to be a lot newer and represent greater value for money,” she said.
Real Estate Institute of WA president Damian Collins said the property market represented an excellent opportunity for buyers and investors to take advantage of conditions.
“It’s a good time to buy, which is reflected in the fact a higher proportion of houses are now being sold,” he said.
“This shift in the composition of sales (houses, units and land) indicates buyers are more inclined to purchase a house than they might have otherwise been.
“This can be attributed to housing affordability improving, which has made buying a house a more attainable property purchase.”
Baldivis real estate agent Elsie Corby.