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St Albans, Laverton or Sunshine West?

Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by sam.q.n, 13th Sep, 2016.

  1. sam.q.n

    sam.q.n New Member

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    Looking for a 3br brick veneer on about 600sqm as an IP with the possibility of subdivision years down the track. Budget of between 400-550k. Which suburb looks brightest?
     
  2. Greyghost

    Greyghost Well-Known Member

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    Hold on I will just go and get my spoon.
     
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  3. G TOWN

    G TOWN Well-Known Member

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    Sunshine West easily the best of the three IMO. Closer to town than the other two, excellent housing stock (70s brick veneer on huge blocks), and simply a more pleasant place to live. I'm not a fan of Melbourne at all, but if I were to live there Sunshine West would probably be my pick of the suburbs. Just make sure you stay north of Wright St!
     
  4. klron

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    Sunshine west is the least I will pick.
     
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    melbournian Well-Known Member

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    agree with that. Sunshine West at its peak. if you can get decent blocks in Sunshine West below the 500K then yes otherwise - I don't think it's that great a place to stay. there are far more better suburbs to live in.
     
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  6. G TOWN

    G TOWN Well-Known Member

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    As an alternative, how about Werribee south of Synnot?
     
  7. Spiderman

    Spiderman Well-Known Member

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    Have a look around Sunshine Hospital (actually in St Albans). Furlong Rd is being separated from rail as we speak, there will be a new train station and there's big plans for the hospital. Development plans refer to the 'Sunshine employment cluster' which includes the hospital precinct.
     
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  8. sammi

    sammi New Member

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    HI G TOWN,

    Is there any particular reason for Staying at the North side of Wright St?

    I did notice there is a +10% price difference.

    Many Thanks
     
  9. JacM

    JacM VIC Buyer's Agent Business Member

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    South of Wright Street is largely the ex-housing commission district. It's a large district and thus will take time to fully polish up. It's also further away from rail stations and closer to the industrial/warehousing precinct. However the best potato cakes on the planet are sold there... just sayin'...
     
  10. fols

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    Such low yields though?
     
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    Yes a sign the market has moved.

    Have a look at Werribee and surrounds...me thinks that is next...
     
  12. fols

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    agree @sash. purchased one in Werribee area about 6 months ago and reckon its already moved 5% (based on recent sales). Much less stock on market now + most of them look to be Auctions rather than For Sale, which is different to when I was buying. I'm looking to go again.
     
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  13. sash

    sash Well-Known Member

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    Better put ya skates on.....that Werribee Plaza development is telling what I happening?

    Great unwashed were tell us that was never going to happen?
     
  14. fols

    fols Well-Known Member

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    Yep, also looking other side of Melbs @sash
     
  15. sash

    sash Well-Known Member

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    Yep........... does it start with P O or C
     
  16. fols

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    C. And H. !
     
  17. G TOWN

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    Completely different feel to the suburb. North side is mainly 60s/70s brick veneer with some chic weatherboard thrown in, huge blocks, reminiscent of say Keilor East/Avondale Heights.

    The feel isn't quite as nice on the south side, large housing commission area, and the commission properties are all clumped as one so it hasn't really gentrified like other parts of Sunshine have.
     
  18. G TOWN

    G TOWN Well-Known Member

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    Portarlington, Ocean Grove and Clifton Springs?

    :p
     
  19. Barny

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    What are your thoughts on Keillor east vs avondale heights, better area to live? Better chance for growth?
    @melbournian , cc'd you in as I like your thoughts and posts.
     
  20. legolas

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    I think St Albans close to the hospital may be a good area. Hospital employs alot of people.

    It is also close to the motorway (which could be good or bad)