Best Aussie suburbs to find a “renovator’s dream”

Most of us have at one time dreamed of discovering a hidden little gem and renovating it into the most enviable house on the street. With the $25,000 HomeBuilder grant, those dreams are closer to becoming a reality for many. But where to look?

Well, recent data might have revealed the answer.

They’ve analysed all the listings in their database for keywords such as “renovate”, “renovation” and “STCA” (subject to council approval), and then ranked each suburb on the percentage of properties containing those keywords.

So with the federal government’s HomeBuilder scheme providing eligible homeowners a $25,000 grant to substantially renovate their homes, the below suburbs could be a good starting point for your search.

The top five “renovator’s dream” suburbs in each state

QLD: Sadliers Crossing 4305 (58%), Petrie Terrace 4000 (53%), Newtown 4305 (50%), Herston 4006 (50%), Grange 4051 (47%).

NSW: Lethbridge Park 2770 (70%), North St Marys 2760 (67%), Hebersham 2770 (64%), Oakhurst 2761 (62%), Kandos 2848 (59%).

VIC: Frankston North 3200 (70%), Mount Dandenong 3767 (50%), Canterbury 3126 (47%), Ivanhoe East 3079 (45%), Doveton 3177 (44%).

WA: Glen Forrest 6071 (50%), Northcliffe 6262 (47%), North Lake 6163 (42%), Greenmount 6056 (41%), Greenwood 6024 (40%).

SA: Angaston 5353 (50%), Happy Valley 5159 (50%), Hawthorndene 5051 (42%), Aberfoyle Park 5159 (41%), Panorama 5041 (40%).

TAS: Battery Point 7004 (50%), Triabunna 7190 (46%), Moonah 7009 (46%), West Moonah 7009 (38%), Dynnyrne 7005 (36%).

ACT: Wanniassa 2903 (46%), Farrer 2607 (42%),  Evatt 2617 (40%), Curtin 2605 (37%), Mawson 2607 (32%).

NT: Driver NT 0830 (39%), Woodroffe 0830 (38%), Fannie Bay 0820 (33%), Rapid Creek 0810 (32%), Moulden 0830 (31%).

Keen to turn your reno dream into a reality?

Day-dreaming about renovating is one thing; financing it and actually making it happen is another. Fortunately, that’s where we can help out.

So if you’d like help obtaining finance to pay for that reno project you’ve got your eye on, get in touch with us today – we’re here to help make your reno dream a reality.

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