Still plenty of capital growth in Melbourne says REIV

The Melbourne bayside suburb of Carrum entered the $1 million club for the first time in the last quarter of 2018, following a 10% increase in the median house price.
 
REIV President Robyn Waters said, “Carrum’s bayside location and existing infrastructure including a train station and schools make it a popular choice for families, young people and retirees.
 
“The new Skyrail may also have contributed to this boost in property values as well as an increase in culinary and entertainment options in Carrum and its neighbours such as Patterson Lakes and Chelsea.
 
“Another bayside locale, Elwood, also performed well in the final quarter of 2018, with the median house price increasing 19.6% from $1.73 million to $2.07 million.”
 
There were 10 suburbs with a median of more than $2 million at 31 December 2018 with Toorak the closest to tipping into the $3 million club with a median of $2.8 million.
 
“For the first time, Carlton broke into the $2 million club in 2018 as a result of a median house price increase of 36.9% in the December quarter,” Robyn said.
 
Carlton joins Toorak, Armadale, Hawthorn, Black Rock, Albert Park, Malvern, Elwood, Balwyn and Canterbury in the top 10 most expensive Melbourne suburbs for median house price.