Blue-chip suburbs offer best long-term gain

BLUE chip suburbs give the best long-term returns, according to a survey by Acton Central Consolidated.

The survey showed that over the past 12 years nine out of the 10 best performing suburbs where blue chip suburbs.

From 1988 to June 2000, the best performing suburb in Perth was Cottesloe (north of Jarrad Street) where property values increased 400 per cent.

“This 12 year period covers the last three housing booms and two recessions in the Perth real estate market and is therefore a fair representation of how property values perform during the good and bad times,” Acton Central Consolidated director Mark Anderson said.

The majority of Perth suburbs increased by between 100 to 200 per cent during the period.

About 80 suburb’s property values increased by less than 100 per cent in the past 12 years.

“Over the last 12 years blue-chip suburbs have consistently been the best price performers in Perth apart from a few exceptions,” Mr Anderson said. “Most people tend to overlook blue chip suburbs when they are considering a property investment because they believe they cannot afford to buy a property in these areas.

“Anyone who is investing in real estate should take the same approach to those who successfully invest in the stock market and target blue chip high yielding stocks.”

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