Which Suburbs are the Most Popular with Prospective Homebuyers?

Thursday, 13/03/2014

Since BOQ’s property app launched last November, hundreds of users have been logging on to do their research. We’ve compiled a list of the top ten most popular postcodes. 

BOQ’s property app gives users free access to RP Data reports that include estimated property valuations.      

App users simply type in the property address and in less than two minutes the seven page report which includes estimated property value, sales history and suburb profile is emailed directly to them.   

BOQ Group Executive for Retail Banking Matt Baxby said using this kind of technology would become common place for house-hunters.  

“House-hunters are becoming savvier and doing their research to have a better understanding of suburb profiles and housing values to ensure they’re making well-informed offers,” Mr Baxby said.    

“This app is the only one on the market that gives users free access to RP Data reports that include an estimated property value. 

“Now at open homes, prospective homebuyers can have a comprehensive property report in their hands in the time it takes them to walk through the gate to the front door.  

“That’s the confidence and convenience house-hunters are looking for,” he said.  

The reports also include capital growth for the suburb based on median house sale prices.  

BOQ’s property app also helps ease the pressure of the home-buying process by providing customers with contacts from BOQ branches who can offer their advice and assistance. 

The app launched in partnership with RP Data provides reports on almost any residential property or suburb in Australia and is available to BOQ customers and non-customers. 

The BOQ Property App is free and available via iTunes and Google Play. 

Top ten postcodes: 

   Postcode   Suburb  2013 capital growth % houses  2013 capital growth % units  
1.  4152  Camp Hill  12.5% -9.6%
     Carina  2.5% 5%
     Carindale  5.4% -3.5%
2.  6151  Kensington  6.9% 5.1% 
     South Perth  9.3% 22%
3. 4151 Coorparoo 1.2% 2.1%
4. 4350 Toowoomba

 Too many suburbs to report, figures available through suburb search on BOQ’s Property App 

5. 4566 Noosaville 5.3% 0%
6. 4012 Nundah 5.2% 6.7% 
    Wavell Heights 4.5% -3.5% 
7. 4053 Everton Park 10.7% -8.2% 
    Mitchelton -0.5% -4.1%
    Stafford 8% 2.8%
8. 2155 Beaumont Hills 9.9% N/A 
    Kellyville 11.9% -3.2%
    Kellyville Ridge 7.9% 3.2%
    Rouse Hill 8.8% 4.7%
9. 6025




    Hillarys 7.2% 31.9%
    Kallaroo 3.6% 7.1%
    Padbury 11.1% 14.6%
10. 4551 Caloundra