reiwa.com’s latest search result data has revealed the 10 suburbs most popular with WA property seekers looking to buy in the last 12 months.
REIWA President Damian Collins said nine of the 10 suburbs on the list were in the Perth region, with Denmark the only regional suburb to make the list.
“Hillarys was the most popular suburb for West Australians searching for property, taking out first spot on the list, followed by Denmark, Woodvale, Duncraig and Canning Vale.
“Overall, it’s quite an eclectic list of suburbs, with a good supply from both north and south of the river and quite varied in terms of population levels. While it’s no surprise a suburb like Canning Vale has trended highly, given it’s one of WA’s biggest suburbs, it’s interesting to note that six of the 10 suburbs have fewer than 10,000 people residing in the area.
“Denmark in the Great Southern region has proven very popular with prospective buyers for example, ranking second on the list, which is quite remarkable given it has a population of just 2,600. Denmark has a lot of lifestyle appeal, especially with those seeking a sea-tree change. It seems many West Australians are turning to the internet to learn more about Denmark and find out what kind of properties are available in the area,” Mr Collins said.
The biggest trend in terms of lifestyle appears to be the push towards coastal suburbs, with six of the 10 top searched suburbs well-known for their proximity to WA’s great beaches.
“In particular, the northern coastal suburbs were popular, with Hillarys, Iluka, Sorrento and Mindarie all rating highly with WA property seekers,” Mr Collins said.
Of the 10 suburbs to make the list, reiwa.com data shows eight have median house prices above the Perth median of $510,000.
“This suggests it’s the trade-up sector of the WA market who are most actively searching for property right now,” Mr Collins said.
“While sales activity across Perth remains subdued, the high levels of interest from prospective buyers in these suburbs should provide local sellers with some confidence.
“These areas are clearly striking a chord with WA property seekers, so there is excellent opportunity for sellers to take advantage of this interest. My advice is to listen to your real estate agent and price your property in-line with market expectations to ensure your home stands out.”