We live in a country with vast expanses of space, yet we cling to the
major coastal cities for dear life and treat the inner-ring suburbs of Sydney,
Melbourne and Brisbane like hallowed turf that we can only hope to be worthy of
Property taps into some of our strongest needs and desires – security,
safety, prestige, status, a sense of success, something to leave behind
for our children.
We all need somewhere to live, or somewhere to operate a business, and as
with any asset, when demand outstrips supply, prices go up – as we’ve clearly
seen over the past few months.
Having said this, there are a number of key factors that will always
play a part in the value of a property, in the most buoyant or subdued of
So let’s take a look at why some properties are more valuable than
It turns out
size does matter, after all
The value of a property is driven primarily by the worth of the land
it’s situated on, meaning in any given location larger blocks will be worth
more than smaller plots.
But that’s not the whole story – it really matters where the land is
located because not all land is created equal.
In general, land closer to the CBD or the water, or
locations within short walking distance of public transport or train stations
is more sought after and therefore more valuable.
Just look at your own neighborhood – not all spots are considered
equal, are they?
Some locations will be sought after, some streets will be more
attractive and even one end of a street can be more desirable and therefore
valuable than the other.
Like most things in life – supply and demand for a property determine
And in the future, Australia’s population growth, our increasing wealth as a
nation, and our desire to live in a select number of locations in our big
capital cities will underpin the future value of well-located properties.
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Friday, 14 May 2021