Pandemic spending spree: homes bought for report costs throughout COVID

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This Newport home set a brand new northern seashores report of greater than $24m.


Somebody ought to inform them there’s a recession — cashed up homebuyers are spending more cash on property than ever earlier than regardless of the gloomy economic system.

Throughout the Higher Sydney space, from Mount Druitt to the higher north shore and northern seashores, homes have been promoting for brand new suburb data.

And the current costs have usually smashed earlier data set when the housing market was booming in 2017.

It comes as CoreLogic knowledge revealed property has been one of many standout financial drivers in the course of the pandemic.

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The western suburbs on brink of $1m prices

Costs stay a mean of about 8 per cent increased than there have been at the moment final 12 months and have solely dropped by about 2.5 per cent for the reason that lockdown interval in April.

Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee mentioned the resilience of the market in comparison with different sectors was encouraging some households to pour cash into property as a “protected haven”.

Auctioneer Andrew Cooley at 42 Bulls Rd, Burraneer, which set a report public sale value for the Sutherland Shire.


Some households had been additionally higher off financially than they had been earlier than COVID-19 as a result of they had been saving extra, Ms Conisbee mentioned.

“White collar employees, those that stored their jobs, their financial savings can be by way of the roof,” she mentioned.

“The cash they’d have spent on abroad journeys or going out is being socked away, growing their borrowing capability. Since there’s nothing else to spend their cash on, it’s going into property.”

Low rates of interest had been a further incentive because it meant consumers may get financing for pricier properties, Ms Conisbee added.

Current suburb value data included the $3.6 million paid this week for a warehouse conversion in Alexandria in Sydney’s inside south.

It was $600,000 above the earlier value report within the suburb, set earlier than the pandemic.

245 Beames Ave bought for $1.38m, a brand new report for Mount Druitt.


The Company’s Brad Gillespie, the agent behind the sale, mentioned purchaser confidence was rising.

“It’s human nature. Even in a recession, folks can’t keep nonetheless for too lengthy and we’re seeing folks make way of life modifications by upsizing,” Mr Gillespie mentioned.

One other report was damaged earlier this month when a purchaser paid $1.38 million for a rusted shack on a big block in Mt Druitt – the priciest sale within the western suburb’s historical past.

Patrons additionally paid report costs within the inside west suburbs Newtown and Petersham and in Lindfield, Roseville, Wollstonecraft and Riverview on the north shore.

Down south, a waterfront property in Burraneer not too long ago bought for $7.1 million – a report value for a Sutherland Shire home bought below the hammer.

That value has since been dwarfed by the $24.6 million paid at public sale for a three-level mansion on Vaucluse Rd in Vaucluse – the best value ever paid below the hammer in Australia.

Supplied Editorial PP 3/10/2020 42 Vaucluse Road Vaucluse pics 1-3 of 3

This Vaucluse home set a brand new Aussie report for an public sale sale at $24m.


Promoting agent Michael Pallier of Sydney Sotheby’s Worldwide mentioned the mansion had been anticipated to promote for simply over $14 million, which was the reserve.

Document books had been damaged within the northern seashores in August when tech billionaire Mike Cannon Brookes paid $24.5 million for the previous Newport house of mannequin Jennifer Hawkins and companion Jake Wall.

It was $500,000 increased than the earlier northern seashores home value report and $4 million above the worth steering.

McGrath agent Glenn Curran, who not too long ago bought a Lindfield home for a suburb report of about $11 million, mentioned consumers had been ready to pump cash into property in the course of the recession exactly due to the unstable local weather.

“Folks nonetheless have cash and so they’ve obtained to place it someplace,” he mentioned. “Property is a really engaging proposition.”

NEW SUBURB PRICE RECORDS SET DURING COVID

LINDFIELD – $11M+: 17 Mackenzie St

NEWTOWN – $5.8M: 198-200 Australia St

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ALEXANDRIA – $3.6M: 111-113 Buckland St

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RIVERVIEW – $5.32M: 31 Pengilly St

PETERSHAM – $3.3M: 84 Palace St

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SURRY HILLS – $12M: 177A Albion St

WOLLSTONECRAFT – $10.5M: 3 Milray Ave

TERREY HILLS: $10.5M: 303 McCarrs Creek Rd

ROSEVILLE – $8.85M: 51-53 Roseville Ave

RANDWICK – $6.75M: 53 Govett St

NEWPORT – $24.5M

BYRON BAY – $22M: 35 Marine Pde

MT DRUITT – $1.38M: 245 Beames Ave

BURRANEER – $7.1M (public sale): 42 Bulls Rd

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