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The most affordable electorates that voted Yes!



Australia made its opinion well and truly known in the results of the postal vote, ensuring the passing of legislation legalising same-sex marriage and as we have seen, there were some surprises in the mix. Tony Abbott’s own electorate, Warringah, voted 75 per cent in favour of the move, while other results have highlighted some incongruence between the voting patterns of certain electorates in opposition to the leanings of their parliamentary representatives.

There are some property seekers out there who may just want to know where the most affordable towns and suburbs are whose electorate voted overwhelmingly in favour of marriage equality. While not an exhaustive list, there are some surprises below.

Note: the Median Sales Price of these suburbs and towns is based on October 2017 data for houses sold only.

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Division of Newcastle – 74.8 per cent voted Yes!

Warabrook: North of University of Newcastle and on the banks of the Hunter River, the median sale price for October 2017 was $550,000 with steady growth of 7.3 per cent since October 2016.

Broadmeadow: this central suburb attracted a median sale price of $612,000, an increase of 14.5 per cent since October 2016.

Adamstown: jam packed with some of Newcastle’s best schools, Adamstown’s median sale price in October was $690,000, an increase of 27.8 per cent since October 2016.

 

Division of Richmond – 67.9 per cent voted Yes!

Ballina: the coastal, chilled out town attracted a median sale price for October of $520,000, an increase of 11.5 per cent since October 2016.

Tweed Heads: this surfer town’s median sale price was at $650,000 in October, a 19.7 per cent increase in one year.

Murwillumbah: this lesser known inland but beautiful town attracted a median sale price of $450,000, up 15.5 per cent since October 2016.

 

Division of Whitlam (previously Throsby) – voted 62.3 per cent Yes!

Horsley: this relatively new suburb attracted a median sale price of $670,000, up 15 per cent since October 2016.

Moss Vale: this quaint, lush and picturesque town had a median sale price of $670,000 this October, up 24.1 per cent since October 2016.

Port Kembla: a key surf spot in Wollongong, Port Kembla attracted a median sale price of $670,000, up 23.5 per cent since October 2016.

 

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Division of Ballarat – 70.5 per cent voted Yes!

Ballarat Central: Ballarat continues to attract a flood of tree-changing investors, with a median sale price this October of $468,000, up 21.7 per cent from the same time last year.

Daylesford: the tourism hotspot saw a median sale price of $510,000, up 10.3 per cent since October 2016.

Blackwood: this old town experienced a wave of interest over the year, with its median sale price at $410,000 this October, up 40.9 per cent since October 2016.

 

Division of Corangamite – 71.6 per cent voted Yes!

Aireys Inlet: the seaside haven had a median sale price of $750,000 up 4.9 per cent since October 2016.

Anglesea: this favourite destination continues to see significant growth, with median sales price for October at $760,000, up 16.5 per cent since October 2016.

Ocean Grove: hitting the two larger surf spots southwest of Melbourne, Ocean Grove saw a median sale price of $615,000, up 9.8 per cent in one year.

Torquay: attracted a median sale price of $735,000 in October, up 8.1 per cent since October 2016.

 

Division of Dunley – 72 per cent voted Yes!

Frankston: quickly showing itself as an investment hotspot, Frankston saw a median sale price this October of $584,000, up 28.4 per cent from last year.

Seaford: one of the highest performers on the Mornington Peninsula, attracted a median sale price of $680,000 up 26.9 per cent in one year.

Langwarrin: just east of Frankston, Langwarrin saw its median sale price jump to $585,000, up 19 per cent since October 2016.

 

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Division of Bowman – 62.1 per cent voted Yes!

Capalaba: the inland suburb attracted a median sale price of $465,000, up 3.2 per cent since October 2016.

Cleveland: in a prized position, Cleveland saw an average sale price of $543,500 this October, down 2.1 per cent from last year.

Victoria Point: saw a median sale price of $525,000, up 1.9 per cent since October 2016.

 

Division of Dickson – 65.2 per cent voted Yes!

Albany Creek: the family-friendly Albany Creek rose to a median sale price of $588,000, up 4.7 per cent from last year.

Kallangur: the highly affordable Kallangur saw a median sale price of $377,750 in October, up 4.8 per cent from last year.

Strathpine: the smaller suburb of Strathpine is another friendly entry point for buyers, with a median sale price this October of $396,000, up 4.2 per cent since October 2016.

 

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Division of Denison – 73.8 per cent voted Yes!

West Hobart: with views of the Derwent, this is the one to watch with a median sale price of $635,000, up 13.7 per cent since October 2016.

West Moonah: it’s hard not to get a property that overlooks Hobart city in West Moonah, which attracted a median sale price of $382, 875, up 19.6 per cent since October 2016.

Division of Franklin – 68.8 per cent voted Yes!

Bellerive: on the quieter Eastern side of the Derwent, Bellerive has long been a destination point for interstate buyers, attracted a median sale price of $505,000, up 12 per cent since October 2016.

Old Beach: with a median sale price of $395,000, up 8.7 per cent in one year, you can use that saved capital on a yacht!

 

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Division of Boothby – 68.5 per cent voted Yes!

Clarence Gardens: this tiny pocket in central Adelaide saw a median sale price of $617,500, up 9.1 per cent in one year.

Eden Hills: the bushy and relaxed Eden Hills saw a median sale price of $528,500, down .2 per cent since October 2016.

Seacliff: a seaside suburb you can still afford, Seacliff saw a median sale price of $711,090, down 1.6 per cent in one year.

Division of Adelaide – 70.1 per cent voted Yes!

Goodwood: another tiny but historical and beautiful pocket in central Adelaide, Goodwood had a median sale price of $741,500 in October, up 1.9 per cent in one year.

Norwood: 4 km east of Adelaide’s city centre, Norwood is still affordable, with a median sale price of $788,000 in October, up 6.4 per cent in one year.

Maylands: getting up to the pricier end, Maylands saw an increase of 20.1 per cent over the past year to a median sale price of $835,000 in October.

 

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Division of Forrest – 63.8 per cent voted Yes!

Bunbury: this port city saw a median sale price of $490,000, down 7.1 per cent from last year.

Busselton: as good a place as any to watch the seasonal migration of humpback whales, Busselton saw a median sale price go down 7.7 per cent over the year to $489,000.

Margaret River: known for two of life’s most rewarding pursuits, surfing and wine, Margaret River had a median sale price this October of $490,000, up 6.8 per cent from last year.

 

Division of Fremantle – 70.1 per cent voted Yes!

Fremantle: the historical port city had a median sale price of $760,000 this October, down 10.6 since October 2016.

Palmyra: the old suburb of Palmyra saw a median sale price of $600,000, down 9 per cent from last year.

Leeming: a favourite for families and baby boomers, Leeming had a median sale price of $660,000 this October, down 6 per cent from last year.

 

 

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Division of Solomon – 65.3 per cent voted Yes!

Ludmilla: attracted a median sale price of $650,700, down 12.1 per cent since October 2016.

Malak: close to Charles Darwin University, Malak became considerably more affordable with a median sale price of $435,000, down 17.9 per cent from last year.