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Housing Affordability

Housing Affordability

  • 07 Nov 2016

Housing Affordability

In the current market, even with the lowest interest rates many of us have ever seen, affordability of homes for first home buyers is still exceedingly low.

Just recently Domain ran an article that stated that  "the Sydney market is basically closed to first-home buyers". With the prices in the Sydney market seeming to increase month on month, first home buyers just cannot break in, especially as the average house price now costs 12 times the average salary (20 years ago average house prices were only four times the average salary).  Many real estate experts, bloggers and news agencies are lamenting that with fewer properties available for sale and a growing list of desperate buyers, pressure on the market has seen house prices continue to rise.

So this begs the question: Why buy in Sydney?
Why don’t purchasers eager to get into the property market continue to rent where they like living, and buy an investment property in growth areas and build equity that way?
Well, they can.

According to Smart Property Investor there are Newcastle and Hunter suburbs in their Top 10 Fastest Growing  and Highest Growth suburbs.  Add to this statistics that Newcastle and the Central Coast have a combined average of >10% Capital growth in 2016 and that property specialists themselves are buying in the Hunter then you have the perfect location to buy.

When you add to it all the development, growth and industry expansion in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, the answer to housing affordability is here.

If you are ready to invest, you'd best be quick. Stock is rapidly being sold (9 lots in Thornton were sold on the weekend, and now there is only one lot left in Fern Bay) so contact us to reserve a property for you today.

If you would like to invest but aren't quite ready, we can help refer you to professionals who can help you start your property investment journey.


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Oliver Myers Real Estate Gosford is a long standing and well established leading Central Coast Business serving the real estate needs of an ever growing population in an highly efficient and customer focused manner.
We have dealt directly with their agency and more specific with Principal Tony Myers, over many years now and cannot speak more highly of their commitment to their clientele and for their complete professionalism in all that they do.
For all your real estate and property investment needs, you need go no further that Oliver Myers Real Estate and Tony Myers.

- Peter & Janette Hogg, Proprietors Platinum Retirement Solutions
West Gosford

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I've tried to read other real estate books and they are all really large and hard going.

Tony's book is plain and simple, easy for everyone to understand.

It's the best real estate book I've ever read.

- George Szafranski

Well Thought Of

Tony Myers is a well known real estate agent who I have known for about 30 years. He has a thorough knowledge of the Central Coast property market and is well thought of with those whom he does business.

- Edgar Adams
Editor at Central Coast Business Review

Excellent Customer Service

The team from Oliver Myers Real Estate have gone above and beyond expectations to help me. They gave more than 100% effort to work with me to help me find my dream home. I cannot fault their service and would certainly recommend them to my friends and family.

- Pauline Marquette
Lambton NSW