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Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by Miss Schultz, 8th Apr, 2016.

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  1. Miss Schultz

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    Hi all, I am trying to buy my first property, and have researched quite a few areas. I would prefer to buy a larger property slightly further out than a 1 bedroom close to the CBD. (Purely financial as if i had more money I would buy In the inner west. ) I will rent it out initially and move into it a bit later.

    Currently i am looking at houses in Bradbury but as i am not from the area, I am not sure if it is one of the safer areas in Campbelltown, or not.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Miss Schultz

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    Oh i should mentioned, i have searched this forum first but didn't find anything.
     
  3. Nick Valsamis

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    Bradbury is probably the the farthest you would want to go for a PPOR. Leumeah, Minto, Ingleburn are decent if you want to pay a bit more.

    The only other places worth mentioning is Glen Alpine or the Narellan suburbs but they are more pricey.

    You should also have a drive around to see if you like Bradbury and speak to the locals if you can.
     
  4. Miss Schultz

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    Sounds like you think it's not that safe?I think Narellan is probably a bit further than i want to go. My furthest was Casula, but then for my price range, i thought just go that bit further and actually get a house.

    The other option on my radar is a unit in Belmore. They're still relatively cheap, but i feel the prices will rise.
     
  5. TaylorChang

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    Bradbury is an older suburb than Narellan.
    Some are some housing commission houses in Bradbury, a bit rougher.
    Narellan is newer. It also reflected on the price. Bradbury is cheaper than Narellan.
    For investment, I would prefer Bradbury than Narellan because rental yield is higher in Bradbury.
     
  6. Miss Schultz

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    Going to do some inspections tomorrow. I'll see the feeling i get of the areas around there after i visit.

    Thanks
     
  7. Nick Valsamis

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    I think it is okay, but I don't have any stats to really determine how safe it is. There are worse areas than Bradbury around there though.

    Maybe also check out the other suburbs above Bradbury while you are there.

    A unit in Belmore or surrounding suburbs could be a better investment, but then you need to decide if you want to live there as well. Or you could always buy one there as an investment and rent somewhere else.
     
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    I looked around there and other areas years ago, I do not think it is too bad, you will be able to tell by the look of the street, it is a far different area than 30 years ago.
     
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    It's not bad. With the renewal of Airds and Bradbury there's a massive cleanup. Good location IMO and worth saving an extra 50-100k for an extra 5 min drive
     
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    Not safe? lol

    What people who don't go over the bridge think of Western Sydney.
     
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    I actually cannot believe I've lasted this long in the west!
     
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    Have a look at Airds and wait for the ex-houso clearance. There's 1000+ of them to be flogged off and right opposite the new estate there. Somewhere between the 4-500k mark (depending on moonphase, wave pattern, sunset time of that weekend etc...prices are all over the shop and logic doesn't quite explain why some of them gone for cheaper than others.
     
  13. ej89

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    Alot depends on size of the house. Some are tiny although have same features the rooms are much smaller. Also depends on position and how far they are from new houses. The closer to newer houses the more they'll likely go for
     
  14. MissSwiss

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    I grew up in the area, and Bradbury is probably middle of the road. Whilst an older area, it's a fairly average family sort of suburb. Is it one of the best suburbs in the Campbelltown area? No. But it certainly isn't one of the bad suburbs.
     
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    I always remember the suburb of Cadbury having a bad reputation.

    However the houses are mainly brick and more newish than some Western Sydney suburbs such as Mt Druitt.
     
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    There are a lot of newish houses in Druitt mate. Certainly more than newtown and dulwich hill
     
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    True. But still a hell of alot of fibro. And they're still cheap in comparison.
     
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    Yes. Shalvery/dharruk/LP. These areas create most of the bad name for druitt that turns away most new investors
     
  19. Jerry O

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    What is your price range?
    How long do you intend to hold this as an IP?

    My observation of the areas are:
    Prices in Bradbury has moved a notch higher over the past 6-12 months but not by a significant amount compared to surrounding suburbs.
    The areas closer to Casula which still has development happening (i.e Edmondson Park, Carnes hill) have an unstable increase in prices.
    The prices in more developed areas like Minto has stopped moving up and is just currently holding its value - this is for properties with land sizes of up to 350sqm. The ones with bigger land content are still selling at around 650-800k.