It may seem like securing a house in your dream area is impossible, but it doesn't have to be.
Australian suburbs that are hardest to buy into aren't necessarily the ones with spectacular views or impressive houses.
They tend to be family friendly areas with good schools and a tight-knit community feel.
They're not just difficult to crack because the house prices are at a premium. Some of the most tightly held areas had less than half a percent of the suburb’s total properties listed for sale in the last year.
That is a very slender market!
But once they're in, they realise there's an even better reason to stay - the lifestyle.
Easy access to beaches, parks, or waterways is a big lifestyle draw card, no matter where you are.
Transportation is another factor in what creates a popular suburb. As major cities expand, the ability to travel to and from work on public transport is extremely appealing. Or even better if you can travel on foot or bicycle!
For those of you trying to break into your desired suburb, perseverance and patience are key.
For those willing to sell in these areas, the sky just might be the limit!