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By Michael Yardney

The 10 Happiest Property Areas in Australia revealed

Want to know where Australian property sellers are the happiest?

National research by RateMyAgent  revealed that Aussies across the country are rising in happiness.

It's not surprising that seller satisfaction has doubled nationwide - being indicative of the steady upturn in the property market.

This rapid increase was led by an explosive recovery in metropolitan Melbourne and Sydney, with both cities’ satisfaction rates rising five to six times higher between December 2018 and December 2019.

Key points: 

  • 40,000 Australians polled in largest ever consumer satisfaction survey
  • Nationally, vendor sale price happiness has doubled in the last 12 months
  • Victoria has overtaken Tasmania as the nation’s happiest state for property vendors
  • Far north Queensland was the least happy area for property sellers
  • Australia’s metro areas surged ahead of regional areas in second half of 2019

Top 10 Happiest Areas in Australia:

As you can see form the lust below, Victoria dominated the happiest area list:

  1. Southern Melbourne VIC (68% net above) Melbourne property skyline
  2.  The Mallee VIC (62% net above)
  3. Eastern Melbourne VIC (60% net above)
  4. Inner West Sydney NSW (59% net above)
  5. Outer East Melbourne VIC (58% net above)
  6.  Northern Melbourne VIC (57% net above)
  7.  Inner Melbourne VIC (57% net above)
  8.  Hobart TAS (56% net above)
  9.  North Shore Sydney NSW (55% net above)
  10. Inner Sydney NSW (55% net above)

Top 10 Unhappiest Areas in Australia:

  1.  Far North Queensland QLD (15% net above) - she may want to talk to this - far north QLD is number 1 unhappiest
  2.  Peel WA (19% net above)
  3.  Wide Bay-Burnett QLD (19% net above)
  4.  Central Queensland QLD (21% net above)
  5.  Southern and Hills SA (21% net above)
  6.  Metropolitan Perth WA (23% net above)
  7. Mid North Coast NSW (28% net above)
  8. South East Queensland (Regional) QLD (32% net above)
  9. South East Queensland (Metro) QLD (33% net above)
  10. South West WA (34% net above)

Here are Australia's unhappiest areas

 Aus Unhappiest


Here are NSW happiest areas

NSW happiest areas


NSW happiest areas

Here are Victoria's happiest areas


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Here are Queensland; happiest areas

Static – Qld

Mark Armstrong, CEO of RateMyAgent said,

“Our Price Expectation Report shows just how far the property market has recovered, with happiness doubling in the year nationally, strong gains in metro areas and a surging Victorian market leading the charge. As we look to the year ahead there are plenty of reasons for optimism.”

As the market recovers from a significant slump in December 2018, overall vendor happiness nationwide is on a steady month-on-month upward trajectory. A 12-month peak in happiness is being seen nationwide, but perhaps most significantly, across the Victorian market, with the state (55%) overtaking Tasmania (51%) this quarter as Australia’s happiest state.

“Buyers in Victoria are excited. Melbourne has the second highest median house price in Australia and this is causing buyers to venture to Melbourne’s fringes – something which is undoubtedly accelerating growth in these areas. Here, buyers have so much more opportunity to purchase a quality home for a fraction of what they would otherwise be paying,” said Adam Sacco from Leading Real Estate.

Closely following are New South Wales (50%) and Australian Capital Territory (48%). Falling to the bottom of the ladder are South Australia (42%), Queensland (38%) and Western Australia (33%).

Taking out the title of Australia’s happiest region is Southern Melbourne, reaffirming a strong surge in vendor satisfaction across metro Australia.

This upward trend in seller satisfaction across Victoria and New South Wales has seen seven regions leapfrog Hobart, previously the happiest region in Australia.  Suburb

In the Top 20 happiest places nationally, Victoria has taken out the most regions (11), followed by New South Wales (seven) and Tasmania (two).

Victoria holds six of the top ten regions nationally.

Edged out of the top 20 are Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory – all of which missed a ranking in the top 20 areas.

The report went on to find net happiness levels have improved across all states – including Western Australia, currently sat at the bottom of the leaderboard – and across all property values in both metro and regional areas, highlighting a positive upturn in the Australian property market.

RateMyAgent provides reviews, ratings and rankings for real estate agents in Australia and New Zealand. The website’s 750,000 verified reviews are attached to the property listing to which they relate, ensuring that the information provided is unique to the agent and from a genuine property seller or buyer.

About Michael Yardney Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media.
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