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Hornsby (Inc. Hornsby Heights)

 
Here we provide feedback on Hornsby. You have access to our research, area maps, suburb data and sold properties for reference.

Our Thoughts

 
Hornsby is situated 24km North West of Sydney and is the gateway to the Central Coast. The local government area is Hornsby Shire.
 
Like Sydney as a whole, Hornsby and surrounding suburbs have experienced amazing capital growth over the last three years. However, it still remains affordable and sits within your budget which is most important. 
 
Housing in Hornsby and surrounding suburbs is generally a mix of older style double brick homes with pitched tile roofs. Houses have great bones and generally sit on large blocks of land - leaving plenty of opportunities to extend, whilst also allowing enough room for young families to grow. 
 
Supply in Hornsby is extremely tightly held, which can be a good thing - it does, however, mean that there is high demand for property in the area. With this being the case, we would not limit our search to just Hornsby, but to neighbouring suburb Hornsby Heights. 
 
Typically properties in your price range require cosmetic improvements. We will not present properties that require structural renovations as your budget will not allow for this. We will identify these needs when presenting properties with a summary of the required works and estimate the cost associated with that. If we do progress and the renovations are something that you'd like to progress with, we would supply you with a full financial feasibility study.
 
Suburb data
Hornsby

The Numbers

 

Population

18,702

 

Increasing/Decreasing Population

The population has shown a steady increase since 2006 showing continual growth in the area.

 

Vacancy Rates

1.6% and this has decreased over the past 12 months showing demand is growing in the area.

 

Average Days on Market

45 days on average to sell a home.

 

Auction Clearance Rates
80% of properties that go to

auction sell.

 

Ratio of Renters to Owner Occupied

41% are renters / 59% are owner occupied. We prefer renters to be under 35%. More owner occupiers generally mean properties are better looked after in the area.

 

Supply vs. Demand

DSR (Demand Supply Ratio) score of 69. The DSR is a number out of 100 that gauges the demand relative to supply for a residential property market. We look for this to be always over 50. 60 is great, 70 is excellent.

 

Housing Affordability 

34.83% of the household income on average goes towards paying the mortgage in Hornsby. We prefer this number to be under 40%.

 

Median Rental Return (Long Term) 

$620/wk

 

Median House Price 

3 bedroom - $948,000

4 bedroom - $1,057,000

 

Recent Sold Price Range

3 bedroom - $940k - $1.5m

4 bedroom - $1.1m - $1.7m

 

For Sale Now (Online)

3 bedroom - 0

4 bedroom - 4

 

Last 12 Months Capital Growth

9.54% 

 

Renovation Potential 

Based on our parameters, Hornsby presents good value for renovating based on the median price of properties sold un-renovated vs. properties sold renovated.

 

Infrastructure

There are 11 schools (including Barker College) and 2 major shopping centres. There are 2 hospitals and Macquarie University is 11km away.

 

Public Transport

Closest train station - Hornsby

Time to CBD - 57 minutes

School Catchment

Hornsby South Public School - 1km

Asquith Girls High - 7km

Asquith Boys High - 7km

Turramurra High - 6.5km

Sydney Japanese School - 7km

Hills Grammer - 6.5km

Recent Sales

Mount Colah

 
Here we provide feedback on Mount Colah. You have access to our research, area maps, suburb data and sold properties for reference.

 

The Numbers

 

Population

7,106

 

Increasing/Decreasing Population

The population has shown a steady increase since 2006 showing continual growth in the area.

 

Vacancy Rates

1.8% and this has decreased over the past 12 months showing demand is growing in the area.

 

Average Days on Market

45 days on average to sell a home.

 

Auction Clearance Rates
No data available.

 

Ratio of Renters to Owner Occupied

16% are renters / 84% are owner occupied. We prefer renters to be under 35%. More owner occupiers generally mean properties are better looked after in the area.

 

Supply vs. Demand

DSR (Demand Supply Ratio) score of 67. The DSR is a number out of 100 that gauges the demand relative to supply for a residential property market. We look for this to be always over 50. 60 is great, 70 is excellent.

 

Housing Affordability 

28.84% of the household income on average goes towards paying the mortgage in Hornsby. We prefer this number to be under 40%.

 

Median Rental Return (Long Term) 

$640/wk

 

Median House Price 

3 bedroom - $819,000

4 bedroom - $907,000

 

Recent Sold Price Range

3 bedroom - $1m - $1.25m

4 bedroom - Up to $1.45m

 

For Sale Now (Online)

3 bedroom - 4

4 bedroom - 5

 

Last 12 Months Capital Growth

8.74% 

 

Renovation Potential 

Based on our parameters, Mount Colah presents good value for renovating based on the median price of properties sold un-renovated vs. properties sold renovated.

 

Infrastructure

There is 1 school and 1 major shopping centre. The Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital and Mt Wilga Private hospitals are 5km away. Macquarie University is 18.7km away.

 

Public Transport

Closest train station - Hornsby (6km)

Time to CBD - 1h 33m

 

School Catchment

Mount Colah Public - 1km

Berowra Christian Community - 1km

Asquith Boys High -7km

Asquith Girls High - 7km

Sydney Japanese School - 7km

Hills Grammer - 10km

Our Thoughts

 
Mount Colah is situated 28km North West of Sydney and is the gateway to the Central Coast. The local government area is Hornsby Shire.
 
Like Sydney as a whole, Mount Colah and surrounding suburbs have experienced amazing capital growth over the last three years. However, it still remains affordable and sits within your budget which is most important. 
 
Like Hornsby and Hornsby Heights, housing in Mount Colah and surrounding suburbs is generally a mix of older style double brick homes with pitched tile roofs. Houses have great bones and generally sit on large blocks of land - leaving plenty of opportunities to extend, whilst also allowing enough room for young families to grow. 
 
Supply in Mount Colah is extremely tightly held, which can be a good thing - it does, however, mean that there is high demand for property in the area. 
 
Typically properties in your price range require cosmetic improvements. We will not present properties that require structural renovations as your budget will not allow for this. We will identify these needs when presenting properties with a summary of the required works and estimate the cost associated with that. If we do progress and the renovations are something that you'd like to progress with, we would supply you with a full financial feasibility study.
 
Suburb data
Mount Colah

Berowra & Berowra Heights 

 
Here we provide feedback on Berowra and Berowra Heights. You have access to our research, area maps, suburb data and sold properties for reference.

The Numbers

 

Population

4,623

 

Increasing/Decreasing Population

The population has shown a steady increase since 2006 showing continual growth in the area.

Vacancy Rates

2.6% and this has decreased over the past 12 months showing demand is growing in the area.

 

Average Days on Market

30 days on average to sell a home.

 

Auction Clearance Rates
Not enough data.

 

Ratio of Renters to Owner Occupied

12% are renters / 88% are owner occupied. We prefer renters to be under 35%. More owner occupiers generally mean properties are better looked after in the area.

 

Supply vs. Demand

DSR (Demand Supply Ratio) score of 67. The DSR is a number out of 100 that gauges the demand relative to supply for a residential property market. We look for this to be always over 50. 60 is great, 70 is excellent.

 

Housing Affordability 

27.59% of the household income on average goes towards paying the mortgage in Hornsby. We prefer this number to be under 40%.

Median Rental Return 

$565/wk

Median House Price 

3 bedroom - $757,000

4 bedroom - $845,000

 

Recent Sold Price Range

3 bedroom - $1m - $1.25m

4 bedroom - $1.1m - $1.35m

 

For Sale Now (Online)

3 bedroom - 4

4 bedroom - 2

 

Last 12 Months Capital Growth

14.39%

 

Renovation Potential 

Based on our parameters, Berowra presents good value for renovating based on the median price of properties sold un-renovated vs. properties sold renovated.

 

Infrastructure

There are 5 schools and 1 shopping Centre. The closest hospitals are Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai and Mt Wilga Private (11km). Macquarie University is 24km away.

 

Public Transport

Closest train station - Berowra 

Time to CBD - 1h 4m

School Catchment

Berowra Public School - 1km

Berowra Christian Community - 1km

Asquith Boys High -7km

Sydney Japanese School - 7km

 

Our Thoughts

 
Berowra is situated 34km North West of Sydney and is 11km from Hornsby up the Pacific Highway. The local government area is Hornsby Shire.
 
Like Sydney as a whole, Berowra and surrounding suburbs have experienced amazing capital growth over the last three years. However, it still remains affordable and sits within your budget which is most important. 
 
Housing in Berowra is generally a mix of weatherboard and double brick homes. Houses have great bones and sit on very large blocks of land - leaving plenty of opportunities to extend, whilst also allowing enough room for young families to grow. 
 
Supply in Berowra is tightly held, which can be a good thing - it does, however, mean that there is high demand for property in the area. With this being the case, we would not limit our search to just Berowra, but to neighbouring suburbs Berowra Heights and Berowra Waters. 
 
Properties in your price range will generally be in great condition and easily habitable. They will also provide the opportunity to add your own personal touches. We will not present properties that require structural renovations as your budget will not allow for this. We will identify these needs when presenting properties with a summary of the required works and estimate the cost associated with that. If we do progress and the renovations are something that you'd like to progress with, we would supply you with a full financial feasibility study.
 
Suburb data
Berowra

Recent Sales

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Local Golf Course

Local Rugby Club

Local Rugby Club

Local Golf Course

Recent Sales