Nice purchase – this studio at 12/59 Whaling Rd, North Sydney, offered for $390,000 and even has harbour glimpses.


This yr has seen quite a few suburb gross sales information tumble – in similar circumstances by thousands and thousands of {dollars} – on the higher north shore.

However that doesn’t imply that first residence patrons, younger households and traders have been overlooked within the chilly.

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Information from realestate.com.au and CoreLogic exhibits there have been loads of bargains available in an space that has a median home of $2.3 million and a median unit worth of $925,000.

The North Shore Occasions has compiled an inventory of the ten greatest bargains throughout the higher north shore for 2020.

Whereas most are studio and one-bedroom residences in North Sydney, Crows Nest and Chatswood, one was positioned in Pymble and was an actual discover.

The one-bedroom garden-style house at 1/1068 Pacific Highway was the ninth least expensive sale on the higher north shore to this point this yr.

1/1068 Pacific Freeway, Pymble.


It offered for $490,000, with the deal taking simply 13 days to finish.

Joe Sissons, of Chadwick Actual Property Ku-ring-gai, had set a worth information of $475,000-$510,000 for the house, which is positioned in a pet-friendly block of 10 models, two minutes’ stroll to cafes, outlets, gyms, a yoga studio and the rail station.

He mentioned the property had lots going for it, akin to a big residing and eating space flowing to a leafy terrace, massive bed room with built-in wardrobes, ample storage and interval options together with excessive ceilings and French doorways.

It did have some challenges – the situation on the Pacific Freeway and its authentic situation amongst them.

However the proper worth information and the potential provided by the property tipped the scales in its favour.

Mr Sissons mentioned the client was planning a full renovation of the house.

“It is going to be a showstopper when it’s accomplished,” he mentioned.

The sale is an honest return for the house owners, who purchased the house in 2014 for $390,000 and had not accomplished any main work to the property.

“The individuality of it was positively what obtained it offered,” he mentioned.

Mr Sissons mentioned the yr had introduced loads of challenges for the property market, but it surely had additionally introduced hope for patrons eager to get into the property ladder.

“I’d say it’s fairly good for them in the mean time,” he mentioned.

“The federal government is basically pushing youthful patrons and first homebuyers into the market.”

412/10 Brown St, Chatswood, offered for $385,000.


These patrons have been removed from new to the sport although, and have come to the market with clear concepts about what they need, Mr Sissons mentioned.

“First residence patrons are fairly savvy nowadays,” he mentioned. “They’re extremely motivated.”

Whereas the Pacific Freeway house was probably the most inexpensive house he has offered so far, Mr Sissons mentioned there have been nonetheless good buys on the market from the excessive $400,000s.

The house specialist has a raft of recent listings approaching in January, in St Ives, Turramurra, Warrawee and Wahroonga.

“I believe it’s going to be a stable yr,” he mentioned.

Main the listing of greatest bargains on the higher north shore this yr was a one-bedroom house at 412/10 Brown Street, Chatswood, which offered for $385,000. The fully-furnished serviced house is just for traders, and is rented on a short-term foundation for about $400 per week.

412/10 Brown St, Chatswood.


It was offered by Ning Widjaja Forsyth Willoughby. Second was the $390,000 sale of a studio at 12/59 Whaling Rd, North Sydney, which even has harbour glimpses from the balcony. It was offered by Trevor Leggo, of Richardson & Wrench.

Third on the listing was a studio at 20/52 High St, North Sydney, offered to first residence patrons for $415,000, by Lorinda Mansfield, of Raine & Horne Impartial Bay.

30/52 Excessive St, North Sydney, offered for $415,000.


She mentioned there was loads of curiosity within the studio, which is positioned on he border of Kirribilli and North Sydney, and had been freshly renovated together with a brand new kitchen.

“The rates of interest are decrease than we’ve ever seen them so what higher time to get into the market,” she mentioned.

“Out of this actually difficult yr has come a number of positives.”

Different residences to make the listing included 120/127 Neutral St, North Sydney (offered for $420,000); 821/88 Archer Street, Chatswood ($430,000); 608/22 Doris St, North Sydney ($430,000); 406/250 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest ($475,000); 40/59 Whaling Rd, North Sydney ($480,000); 1/1068 Pacific Highway, Pymble ($490,000); and 606/54 High St, North Sydney ($493,000).

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