Canny property owners in Brisbane have made huge cash gains after investing in suburbs which have recorded high capital growth.
Despite reports of a stalling real estate market, Place Advisory research has identified high performing suburbs in Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan, in the six months to March 2018.
Brisbane recorded an average capital gain of 6.2 per cent, with the inner suburb of Milton landing the highest capital growth of 19.9 per cent with median house values of $892,500.
Place Advisory’s Lachlan Walker said the growth has resulted in significant yields for property owners who have sold in the current climate.
“These gains are however the result of long-term strategies, crystallising capital growth if their initial investment was made based on the underlying drivers of population growth and the delivery of planned strategic local infrastructure,” Walker said.
Ipswich has lead the market in terms of a general rise in demand and pricing.
“The Ipswich corridor has undergone significant change over the past few years,” Walker said.
“Low entry level prices have allowed for strong growth to be achieved and value to be recognised by purchasers as this area continues to develop.
“The suburb of Bundamba recorded the highest capital growth in the Ipswich area, a significant 9.7 per cent.”
The Ipswich property market has also benefited from the awarding of a $5 billion defence contract to the region, which is forecast to generate jobs and infrastructure for the next 40 years.
In Logan, the top performing suburb was Park Ridge, with 6.9 per cent capital growth.
“The wider Logan area is a long-term investment opportunity,” Walker said.