watsonia

3087, Victoria

Real Estate & Property Information

Median
Price Rank
247

watsonia Suburb Profile & Review

Watsonia is a scenic north-eastern suburb surrounded by parks and reserves including the Gresswell Forest Wildlife Reserve. Train services depart to the city from historical Watsonia Station on the Hurstbridge line. The Greensborough bypass and the Eastern Freeway offer swift access to the city, and bus services travel frequently to both Greensborough Plaza and Northland Shopping Centre.

Diamond Village Shopping Centre, an eclectic shopping strip, provides residents with an IGA supermarket, chemists, cafes, butchers and bakeries, and as well as specialty stores such as a tobacconist, a wool shop and a clothing boutique. Just a short walk from the shopping village you will find the Elder Street Reserve, a beautiful community park with play equipment, tennis courts and an oval. These facilities are often used for football, cricket, soccer and basketball.

Watsonia is home to some outstanding schools, such as Watsonia Primary School, Greensborough College and Loyola College, an independent Catholic school. It is also only a short distance away from the Bundoora campus of La Trobe University. Its flourishing natural backdrop makes Watsonia a perfect location for growing young families, students and professionals looking for a quiet escape only thirty minutes from the city.

watsonia Demographic Data

$ 500,000 Median House Price

29 Minutes Average Commute

38 Median Age

5,146 Population

52.23 % Female

47.77 % Male

1408 NO OF FAMILIES

1.7 AVG CHILDREN PER FAMILY

0.9 AVG MOTOR VEHICLE PER DWELLING

What this means

The following data, without any explanation, is just that, raw data. So in order to help you research the property market, we have outlined what this demographic and real estate information means and how it can be interpreted to help you make a smarter decision when buying or selling your next house or unit in watsonia, Victoria.

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watsonia Demographic Data

The demographic data below has been supplied by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), which is a government body. It is based on Census data collected every 5 years on the Australian population. Although it is dated 2011, this is the latest data available and should give property investors, property buyers and sellers a very good idea when researching or reviewing their suburb.

It’s important to note when looking at this data that you don’t just use it on its own. Consider this demographic and real estate data as a whole and seek advice from a professional when thinking of buying or selling your next property.

watsonia Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 346,000
  • 2009 $ 400,000
  • 2010 $ 432,000
  • 2011 $ 505,000
  • 2012 $ 500,000

What this means

Median values are the most accepted measure of property values in the real estate industry in Australia. The median is the midpoint (the middle) figure when all the sold property prices over a particular period of time are ordered from their lowest to their highest value.

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watsonia 5 Year Median House Prices

Here we have outlined the median value for all sales for each year over a period of 5 years. This is a more realistic timeframe when gauging how houses and units in watsonia have performed, and it usually indicates how they will perform in the future.

Median values less than 3 months old are often not always accurate (due to incomplete data) and therefore cannot be relied upon for long-term watsonia property price predictions.

watsonia Market Property Types

  • 86 % Seperate House
  • 7 % Semi Detached
  • 7 % Flat or Unit
  • 0 % Other Dwelling

What this means

The property type in your suburb will help you identify the density of the area. The greater the number of flats, units and apartments, the more likely it is the suburb has a higher density of living and occupants are more reliant on public transport, cafes, restaurants, convenience stores and amenities, infrastructure and less reliant on their own vehicle for transport.

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watsonia Market Property Types

Typically, inner city suburbs within 10km of the CBD are comprised of apartments and semi-detached homes, while middle ring suburbs have semi-detached and detached properties. Rural properties would most likely fall under the “other” category.

This ABS Property Type data combined with Population Density and Family Composition figures gives a good indication of the type of people living in an area and therefore what type of property (1-2 bed apartment or house) would be an ideal investment or property to live in.

watsonia Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 1,170 Median Weekly Household Income
  • $ 1,733 Median Monthly Mortgage

What this means

This is one of the most compelling statistics in this section because it has a profound impact on real estate prices. It should always be considered when buying or selling property in watsonia

Experts believe mortgage stress occurs in real estate when property owners are spending over 30% of their gross income on their mortgage repayments. These figures show weekly income and monthly mortgages.

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watsonia Income & Mortgage Stats

To calculate the percentage of income paid towards a mortgage for the suburb of Melbourne, multiply the mortgage payment (e.g. $2450) by 12 then divide this figure by the weekly income (e.g. $1200) multiplied by 52 (weeks) to look like this ($2450 x12/$1200 x 52) x 100 = 47%

Any figure above 30% usually indicates that the suburb you intend to buy in may have property owners with a high incidence of mortgage stress. In terms of maintaining or growing property values in the future and trying to secure a strong property price when selling, this could have an impact, especially in an economic or local industry downturn.

watsonia Sold Property Prices

watsonia Real Estate Experts

In each suburb we have identified real estate agents who are active local experts. Our goal is to have a network of real estate agents that have been reviewed by previous clients for future buyers and sellers to rely on when making their next property move or even when they just wanting real estate advice.

watsonia Related Local Blog Posts

First Home Buyer Figures Understated

A point that has been much discussed over the past year: the nonsensical figures being reported as fact regarding the level of first homebuyer activity. Even until relatively recently, the Reserve Bank was producing stats for first homebuyers which suggested that numbers were abnormally low after a spike caused by homebuyer grants

Abnormal Sales Listing Activity In September

The number of Australian residential property sale listings decreased during September, signalling rapid stock level absorption, particularly in Sydney. This activity is abnormal, as listings normally rise at the start of spring. This implies the market remains strong, as buyers swoop in on stock, often before properties are formally listed

Housing Credit Increases In August

The Reserve Bank released its credit aggregates for August, which showed aggregates for personal credit (+1.1 per cent) and business credit (+3.2 per cent) to be marginally higher over the past year. Typically this leads to debate about productive versus unproductive lending, but I don’t think this is likely to change

Investor Demand For Housing Reaches Historic High

In the current climate, subsequent purchasers and investors are occupying the majority of housing finance demand. Looking at the same data but focussing on the proportion of total lending reconfirms the high level of lending to investors and subsequent purchasers.

Which Does Better: Capital City Or Regional Property?

Household debt levels have long since peaked out, and as a result, we do not expect to see any meaningful regional property price growth in real terms. Interestingly, mortgage serviceability has improved dramatically in Australia in recent years as lending rates have fallen, so there may be a small window of opportunity for regional property

Tall Buildings And The Public Realm

The love affair with tall buildings is undeniable. Initially very much a western society symbol of power and progress that started in the late 19th century, the tall building love affair has well and truly infected developing nations throughout Asia and the Middle East, for many of the same reasons

Melbourne Property Market Update – September 6

Spring time is finally here, which means homes will begin flooding the market. So what does this mean for those attempting to buy a property? In his weekly market commentary, Peter Sarmas spoke to several real estate agents around Melbourne. They believe the change in the market is creating good buying opportunities

The Block To Spur Renovations This Spring

Economic research undertaken for The Saturday Age suggests popular reality television show The Block has a statistically significant impact on the economy when it comes to renovations. Each time the series is broadcast, renovation spending across the nation gets a $251 million boost

Stock Levels Remain Steady Year-on-Year

The number of Australian residential property listings increased during August, perking up after a substantial dip in listings during July. Nationally, the number of unsold properties on the market has been recorded at 347,646 for August 2014 – a 3.8 per cent increase month-on-month and -2.1 per cent decrease year-on-year

Melbourne Property Market Update – August 30, 2014

Australian property prices continue to surge, leading us to wonder: just what is driving demand? According to demographer Bernard Salt, it has nothing to do with population growth, and everything to do with how we form our households. In his weekly market commentary, Peter Sarmas explores this interesting new theory

Domestic Economy Set For Weakest Four-Year Period Since The 1990s Recession

Australia’s economy will experience historically tough times over the next few years, according to leading industry analyst and economic forecaster BIS Shrapnel. This is the key message from BIS Shrapnel’s Long Term Forecast 2014-2029 report and the company’s forthcoming Business Forecasting Conferences in September

Inner Sydney Apartment Market Boom To Continue – For Now

The boom in the inner Sydney apartment market is expected to continue over the next couple of years on the back of buoyant investor demand, underpinned by low vacancy rates, the expectation of further price growth and low interest rates, says leading industry analyst and economic forecaster BIS Shrapnel

Melbourne Property Market Update – August 23, 2014

The Reserve Bank has confirmed that the official cash rate is likely to remain on hold for some time and that the outlook for the economy is uncertain. Despite a stream of negative predictions in the property market, Peter Sarmas argues against a collapse, citing improved consumer confidence and a rise in investment activity as reasons

Landlord Expectations Remain Sluggish

The number of national residential vacancies decreased very slightly during July. A stable national vacancy rate of 2.3 per cent was recorded, which consists of 67,190 vacancies. Higher vacancies allude to an increase of supply in the rental market, shifting the balance of power from landlords to tenants

Borrowing Costs To Remain At Historic Lows

This week the RBA released the minutes from its August 5 meeting. Unsurprisingly, they revealed that interest rates should remain on hold for some time. The Board judged that monetary policy was appropriately configured and that, on present indications, the most prudent course was likely to be a period of stability in interest rates

Melbourne Property Market Update – August 16, 2014

Due to a reduction in the number of homes coming onto the market, buyers could struggle to find a property during the spring selling season. Peter Sarmas discusses this tightening supply, as well as a recent surge in higher priced properties and the impact this is having on the overall market

National Stock Levels Plummeted in July

The number of Australian residential property listings decreased during July, taking national stock on market down to levels not witnessed since February 2011. Nationally, the number of unsold properties on the market has been recorded at 334,683 for July 2014 – a -3.6 per cent decrease month-on-month

Melbourne Property Market Update – August 9, 2014

This week Peter Sarmas discusses existing developments that are improving housing affordability, and strides the government could be making on the issue, such as abolishing stamp duty. Meanwhile, Cate Bakos had to identify a historical property’s realistic market value – or risk missing out altogether

Property Investors Get A Second Wind

The latest Digital Finance Analytics Survey results indicate that momentum in the property investor segment is set for an upswing, as we move into the spring season. When we last reported on our survey results, there was a dip in intentions, quite strongly linked to budget uncertainly. This has largely evaporated

Mortgage Demand At Record Levels

Australia’s largest mortgage aggregator Australian Finance Group (AFG) has released its latest mortgage index. According to the data, the AFG wrote the second largest balance of mortgages in its history at $4,122 million, just shy of the all-time record of $4,208 million written back in May

watsonia Restaurants

  • Pedro's Pizza Cafe & Bar5 Watsonia Rdwatsonia VIC 308703 9435 3433
  • Lime 'n' ChilliShop 11/78 Nepean Stwatsonia VIC 308703 8407 3236
  • Da Vinci's Pizza Gallery361 Greensborough Roadwatsonia VIC 308703 9434 3637

watsonia Cafes

  • The Purple Cow EateryShop 11/78, Nepean Streetwatsonia VIC 308703 9434 4106
  • Citrus Tart Cafe2d Lambourn Roadwatsonia VIC 308703 9435 1507
  • Pedro's Pizza Cafe & Bar5 Watsonia Roadwatsonia VIC 308703 9435 3433

watsonia Schools

  • Loyola College325 Grimshaw Streetwatsonia VIC 3087(03) 9434 4466Catholic Secondary School
  • Watsonia Primary School240 Nell Streetwatsonia VIC 3087(03) 9435 2917State Primary School
  • Watsonia Heights Primary School61 Henry Streetwatsonia VIC 3087(03) 9435 4617State Primary School

watsonia Childcare

  • Watsonia Childrens Centre21 Knight Streetwatsonia VIC 3087

watsonia Kindergarten and Preschools

  • Delta Road Preschool15 Delta Roadwatsonia VIC 3087
  • Watsonia North Preschool68 Macorna Streetwatsonia VIC 3087
  • Watsonia Preschool19 Crellin Crescentwatsonia VIC 3087

watsonia Sporting Centres and Clubs

  • Greensboroughwatsonia VIC 3087Baseball Club
  • Diamond Valley Cubswatsonia VIC 3087Football Club
  • Elder Street Reservewatsonia VIC 3087Tennis Club & Courts

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