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Where are the best value homes as Sydney property market reopens?

Where are the best value homes as Sydney property market reopens?
Sydney's property market is emerging from its COVID-induced slumber into what is shaping up to be a solid spring.
Record low interest rates, rising consumer confidence as Sydney keeps coronavirus under control and a growing number of listings will culminate in the first big Saturday of the season on October 10.
With a sprinkling of homes on offer close to the city, the further out you go, the more choice you have.
A file photo of houses in Gladesville, Sydney. (Sam Mooy/The Sydney Morning Herald)
Figures compiled for 9News by My Housing Market show Newtown, Paddington, Balmain, Annandale and Leichhardt have the highest number of listings within five kilometres of the city.
But it'll cost you. The median asking price in Newtown right now, where 25 homes are listed, is $1,585,000.
Mosman is offering the most choice five to ten kilometres from the city with a median asking price of $3.25 million, while Turramurra is the pick for choice ten to 20 kilometres from the CBD.
Suburb (within 5km of CBD)Houses ListedMedian Asking Price
Newtown25$1,585,000
Paddington20$2,675,000
Balmain19$1,895,000
Annandale19$1,850,000
Leichhardt18$1,445,000
Suburb (5-10km from CBD)Houses ListedMedian Asking Price
Mosman44$3,250,000
Chatswood22$2,300,000
Randwick21$2,750,000
Maroubra21$2,400,000
Gladesville18$1,875,000
Further out, there's plenty of stock to choose from in Kellyville and Blacktown, while the level of choice rises exponentially more than 30 kilometres from the city in Box Hill, Marsden Park and Austral.
The biggest choice of units can be found in Parramatta and Liverpool.
The top performing suburbs for houses through the month of August, making them ones to watch in spring, were Kellyville, Glenmore, Quakers Hill and Blacktown.
The best performing suburbs for units are dominated by beachside and harbourside locations including Mosman, Randwick, Coogee and Cronulla.
Suburb (10-20km from CBD)Houses ListedMedian Asking Price
Turramurra49$3,027,000
Eastwood38$2,200,000
St Ives37$2,000,000
Auburn37$989,000
Bexley33$1,050,000
Suburb (20-30km from CBD)Houses ListedMedian Asking Price
Kellyville122$1,535,000
Blacktown88$720,000
Castle Hill69$1,600,000
Guildford47$834,975
Merrylands46$830,000
Suburb (further than 30km from CBD)Houses ListedMedian Asking Price
Box Hill520$778,870
Marsden Park413$776,900
Austral409$687,475
Leppington350$729,900
Oran Park309$749,500
My Housing Market chief economist Dr Andrew Wilson said the winter market had been decent and confidence is building.
"There's a positive buzz through the market," he told 9News.
"We're starting to see listings rise. There's lots of momentum in the Sydney housing market at the moment."
Dr Wilson said The Hills had been a standout and was an area to watch.
"Sydney prices are still around five per cent lower than 2017 levels so there's still a very strong value perception in the Sydney market at the moment. Buyers and sellers are just getting on with business."
SuburbUnits ListedMedian Asking Price
Parramatta227$625,000
Liverpool211$440,000
Sydney196$1,050,000
Ryde165$695,000
Macquarie Park153$669,160
Rhodes153$800,000
Epping151$749,000
Wentworth Point151$669,000
Hurstville130$674,500
Bankstown129$510,000
Leading auctioneer Damien Cooley said spring had started well and buyer sentiment was good.
He said they're averaging more than four bidders an auction and clearance rates were around 65 per cent.
Mr Cooley said a lot more stock is expected on the market in the next couple of weeks with the Saturday after the October long weekend set to be a busy one.
"It looks like the first big one for spring," he said.
"You can get a two- or three-year fixed interest rate now for the early two per cent, if not even less, so why wouldn't you look at borrowing (and) buying the house that you would love to live in?"
LJ Hooker Kellyville Ridge Selling agent Didier Collard said achieving a solid price now is all about showcasing the property in the right way.
"It is a good time to sell and it is a good time to buy," he said.