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INNER WEST PROPERTY BUYERS' AGENTS

The Inner West is a melting pot of cultures and provides some of the most interesting gems Sydney has to offer. These gems include great people, great food, great houses and apartments, and that all important great community feel. Sydney’s Inner West region has plenty of character when compared to the ubiquitous picket fence of outer suburbia. Its density is higher and so is the energy, but that means that it has what suburbs want most - something for just about everyone.

The Inner West consists of approximately 54 suburbs, from Glebe across to Homebush and down to Tempe. As it covers such a large area, there is tremendous diversity between suburbs. Some continue to undergo gentrification and have plans for high rise apartments. On the other hand, those who like to preserve a small part of Australia's past (while still enjoying modern amenities) may enjoy areas that maintain their heritage listed properties and local village shops.

With so much variety available, you’d do well to engage one of our buyers’ agents to help you limit your search to areas that meet your specific needs. Buyers’ agents (also called buyers’ advocates) do all the research for you, so you don’t waste time travelling hither and yon, scouring the Inner West’s 54 suburbs to find that one perfect home.

Thanks to our contacts throughout Sydney’s real estate industry, we save you time and frustration in at least two other important ways.

We can recommend property managers who specialise in either residential or industrial property management, depending on your investment choice. Your property manager takes care of the essential and mundane tasks necessary to maintain a reputable and profitable rental property. This is so you don’t have to deal with tenants’ complaints and don’t have to worry about a maintenance schedule to keep your investment property in good nick. More importantly, you don’t have to worry about maintaining your property in accordance with the laws and regulations governing tenancies in New South Wales. This alone justifies the cost of professional property management.

We can also recommend registered financial service providers in Sydney and the greater New South Wales area. They can give you debt-saving advice about things like going the positive geared route instead of the positive cash flow route.

It’s worth noting that, given the fluid nature of the real estate market, especially across Australia’s states and territories, this kind of financial advice differs according to location. Make sure you hire a service provider who is familiar with the conditions unique to NSW in general and Sydney in particular.

What can you expect from the real estate market in the Inner West?

The Inner West property market is often hotly contested and records the highest auction clearance rates in Sydney. The driving force behind this trend is the fierce competition between serious real estate investors and home buyers looking for their dream family home.

Your buyers’ agent will not only know when auctions with suitable homes will take place, but they will also help you navigate the bidding process, as it’s not uncommon for inexperienced buyers to get caught up in the excitement and bid beyond their budget for the first property that comes up.

The keys to the Inner West’s appeal are its proximity to Sydney’s CBD, relative affordability compared to the Eastern Suburbs, walkability, and café culture. The wide selection of beautiful period terraces, cottages, apartments and larger homes are also major drawcards. Many properties have been renovated over the years to give the area a modern feel; however, you can still find the odd original period home if you look hard enough.

Other value adding options for houses include adding a second level, utilising attic space or changing the floorplan to create a more desirable open plan layout with a lounge room opening up to the rear yard by adding a rear extension.

Property prices

The median house price in Sydney’s Inner West grew 22% to $2.1 million in 2021 according to Domain, however real estate prices vary significantly between suburbs. Around $2.25 million will buy you an average four-bedroom house in Marrickville, while you will need more than $3.2 million for a four-bedroom house in Haberfield and closer to $3.8 million in Birchgrove.

Apartments range from charming boutique Art Deco blocks and converted mansions to modern complexes and high rises with amenities such as pools, gyms, theatres and convenience stores at your doorstep.

Apartments in the Inner West tend to be more popular than houses. The reason simply is that they offer a relatively affordable entry point to the real estate market. Apartments also offer closer proximity to shops and public transport than houses, which makes them an attractive option for buyers who aren’t quite ready to make a more significant property investment.

In terms of price, two-bedroom apartments sell for around $800,000 in Ashfield while apartments in modern complexes and sought-after converted warehouses in Camperdown sell for upwards of $1.5 million.

It’s worth noting that prices for apartments and houses have increased as the market switches from favouring buyers to favouring vendors. This is another reason to engage one of Propertybuyers buyers’ advocates. They can skilfully negotiate with the vendor’s advocacy group to ensure you get the most favourable price.

LOCATION AND TRANSPORT LINKS

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BUSES

Frequent buses travelling to and from all areas of city
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FERRIES

Ferries to the city and Manly available from Watsons Bay and Rose Bay.
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TRAINS

Bondi Junction train station is a great option to quickly travel throughout broader Sydney.
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One of the main reasons real estate is so popular in the Inner West is the proximity of houses and apartments to transport links to the Sydney CBD.

The region is serviced by light rail, multiple heavy rail lines and bus routes that criss-cross the area. The light rail line extends from Dulwich Hill to Central Station and will be extended to Kingsford, Randwick and ferries at Circular Quay by 2019.

Heavy rail lines include the Bankstown and Inner West lines. The Bankstown line will be converted for Sydney Metro by 2024, which will offer fully automated trains every four minutes in peak hour.

Stage 1 of West Connex will be completed by 2019, which will begin the process of rejuvenation for Parramatta Road. As traffic is redirected into the new tunnels, cafés with outdoor dining will spring up, making the area even more vibrant.

SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS

The Inner West is known for its broad array of restaurants and trendy cafés that offer healthy and environmentally conscious options, and which favour alternative décor – all close to home. The international selection of cuisine includes Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Turkish.

Many of the original pubs in the area are still open. Others, however, have been substantially remodelled and their menus updated so that they serve restaurant-quality food to keep up with the times.

People who like being part of a close-knit community are drawn to the shopping villages in the Haberfield and Annandale areas of the Inner West. Locals love the familiarity of these small shops and the fact that the shopkeepers remember your name. Summer Hill, Petersham and Newtown also have that special community vibe.

If you are looking for franchises and expensive labels then you might prefer the larger shopping centres in Burwood, Strathfield and Marrickville.

Bargain hunters can visit Homebush and Drummoyne for discount outlets.

SCHOOLS AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES

Many of Sydney’s top public and private schools are located in the Inner West. Some notable ones include Fort Street High School, PLC, Meriden School, MLC, International Grammar School, Santa Sabina College, Newington College, St Scholasticas’s College, and Burwood Girls High School. The list is not exhaustive, however, so parents can pick and choose neighbourhoods based on the type of education available.

The University of Sydney in Camperdown was ranked second in Australia by the Australian Research Council and the University of Technology Sydney in Ultimo was ranked first in Australia for Universities under 50 years old.

The wide range of top schools in Sydney, NSW, and Australia means that the area is not only attractive for families who want to put down roots in their chosen suburb, but also for those looking for residential property investment opportunities that cater to the family market.

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RECREATION AND OTHER AMENITIES

Most properties in the Inner West are positioned within walking distance of shops and transport links. There are numerous sporting ovals, gyms and fitness centres across the Inner West, so whether you want to play a game of soccer or visit a dog park, you won’t have to venture far from your house.

Much of the Inner West fronts onto Sydney Harbour, from there you’ll find many waterfront walking trails and parks to enjoy. In particular, the ‘Bay Run’ around Iron Cove and the extensive green space around Concord are popular with locals. Other large parks include Victoria Park (encompassing Victoria Park Pool) in Camperdown and the 40-hectare Sydney Park in St Peters.

Water sports are popular in summer and there are several sailing clubs where you can hire a yacht or kayak for the afternoon. Meanwhile, the Palace Theatre in Norton Street is popular on more dreary days.
Why choose our buyers’ agents?

The Inner West offers a variety of experiences and an equally diverse selection of houses and apartments for families and property investors.

Each of our buyers’ agents in greater New South Wales, and specifically Sydney, has specialised local knowledge of the communities in which they operate. Their specialisation can be further narrowed down to particular types of property, for example, commercial and industrial property, or exclusive prestige property and luxury mansions.

From expert advice in bidding at auctions to sourcing prime residential and commercial property investment opportunities and negotiating on your behalf to deliver the best price possible, our buyers’ agents in the Inner West area of Sydney go the extra mile to make the property purchasing process easy and stress-free.

LET US HELP YOU FIND YOUR DREAM INNER WEST HOME

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APPRAISAL & NEGOTIATION

Applying market data and analysis to give current market value appraisals and bidding or negotiating on your behalf. 

 

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AUCTION BIDDING

Engaging our expert negotiators to bid and negotiate at auction on your behalf.

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VENDOR ADVOCACY

Engaging our expert negotiators to bid and negotiate at auction on your behalf.

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SUBURBS AND AREAS WITHIN INNER WEST

If you’re looking for real estate in the Inner West region it’s worth taking the time to familiarise yourself with the various suburbs before you settle on a particular property, as the areas each have a different personality.

The Inner West contains six major council areas:  Canada Bay, Ashfield, Burwood, Strathfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville.

City of Canada Bay area includes the suburbs of:

  • Abbotsford
  • Breakfast Point
  • Cabarita
  • Canada Bay
  • Chiswick
  • Concord
  • Rhodes
  • Rodd Point
  • Russell Lea
  • Strathfield 
  • Wareemba

 

With many suburbs adjacent to the Parramatta River, there are host of excellent real estate options for home buyers and investors which our buyers agents can source for you.  Birkenhead Point has some excellent factory outlet shops and there are numerous parks, bike tracks and walking paths that line the river.

Municipality of Leichhardt includes the suburbs of:

  • Strathfield 
  • Wareemba

 

With many suburbs adjacent to the Parramatta River, there are host of excellent real estate options for home buyers and investors which our buyers agents can source for you.  Birkenhead Point has some excellent factory outlet shops and there are numerous parks, bike tracks and walking paths that line the river.

Marrickville Council includes the suburbs of:

  • Dulwich Hill
  • Enmore
  • Lewisham

 

This area contains a wonderful mix of different ethnic groups creating the multi-cultural hub of the inner west. Families, professionals and single households all commune in these suburbs and are spoilt for choice with food outlets. There are also a variety of property options available for sale and to rent.

The Municipality of Ashfield includes the suburbs of:

  • Summer Hill
  • Ashbury (part)
  • Croydon (part)
  • Hurlstone Park  (part)
  • Croydon Park (part)

 

The Ashfield area contains a wide mix of housing styles from the Victorian era through to contemporary apartments.

The Municipality of Burwood includes the suburbs of:

  • Burwood
  • Burwood Heights
  • Enfield
  • Enfield South
  • Croydon (part)
  • Croydon Park (part)
  • Strathfield (part)

 

The Burwood area provides a fabulous mix of cafes and restaurants, bustling commercial street businesses, historical houses and contemporary apartments or homes.

The Municipality of Strathfield includes the suburbs of:

  • Belfield 
  • Flemington
  • Greenacre
  • Homebush
  • Homebush West
  • Strathfield 
  • Strathfield South

 

Strathfield contains some stately mansions for sale in amongst older or renovated Californian bungalows, while closer to the station there are more modern homes and apartments springing up.