Investors face choice between yield and capital gain

Melbourne - Investors face choice between yield and capital gainIn a recent blog I looked at the relative performance of Melbourne investment property from a rental yields perspective (view blog).

Examining yields on a suburb basis provides an interesting metric for investors to consider; the best yields are actually found in the most affordable suburbs.

Of the 10 suburbs with the highest rental yield none have a median house value of more than $350,000.

Dallas and Melton South share an indicative yield of 5.7 per cent, well above the city wide yield of 3.4 per cent.

The other suburbs in the top 10 are Meadow Heights, Coolaroo, Frankston North, Carrum Downs, Melton, Warburton, Hampton Park and Cranbourne West.

At the other end of the spectrum the ten suburbs with the lowest yields, from 1.8 to 2.5 per cent all have median house values in excess of a million dollars, Portsea, Toorak, Balwyn, Kew, Eaglemont, Elsternwick, Canterbury, Balwyn North, Kew East and Caulfield North.

It is interesting to note that while the same rule applies in the unit and apartment market there are a few notable exceptions, such as central Melbourne, which will be examined in a future post.

Robert Larocca
RP Data Victoria Housing Market Specialist

About Robert Larocca

Robert Larocca has built a profile over the past eight years as an expert on the Victorian residential property market. He worked for the REIV both directly and as a consultant over 8 years acting as a spokesperson, managing its research department and public policy. He has been a media and government relations consultant and spent a decade working across the three levels of government including as a Councillor and Mayor in the City of Moreland. He has well developed leadership skills in the not for profit sector and has been the Chairperson of CERES Community Environment Park for 9 years.

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