At some stage, your home may well be too small or big for your needs. Or perhaps the size is right, but you want to live in a neighbourhood with better amenities or in a suburb with excellent schools for the kids. If you’re paying off a home loan for a house located in an area experiencing solid capital growth, you may even make a profit when you sell!
According to the most recent RP Data Pain and Gain report, 91 percent of all home re-sales during the second quarter earned a gross profit.
In fact, nearly one in three (30.5 percent) of home sellers at least doubled their purchase amount when re-selling! Referring to this bracket of sales, RP Data elaborated:
"The gross profit on these re-sales was $14.4 billion and the average gross profit per profit making transaction was $225,830."
Are you living in a hot spot?
RP Data analysed re-sale statistics in states’ capital cities and regional areas. The area with the lowest proportion of re-sales that made a loss was Sydney (2.7 percent), followed by Perth (4.8 percent) and regional Northern Territory (6.4 percent).
In regional Western Australia, 43.4 percent of homes sold during the June quarter made a profit of 100 percent or greater, followed by Perth (40.3 percent), Melbourne (36.8 percent), Darwin (34.5 percent) and regional Northern Territory (33.9 percent).
So if you’re living in any of these locations, there’s a strong chance you could profit when you sell. But what about on a more local scale?