• Perth real estate market heats up as WA economic powerhouse ignites
  • Investor eyes fixed on Western Australia’s capital
  • Surging population fuels housing demand frenzy


The real estate landscape of Western Australia is being reshaped by a perfect storm of unprecedented economic vitality, surging population growth, and insatiable demand for housing. At the eye of this transformation stands Perth, rapidly emerging as the nation’s hottest property market and a prime investment destination.

“Perth has solidified its status as Australia’s real estate jewel in the crown,” said Chris Christofi, CEO and founder of leading property investment and finance firm Reventon Group.


Chris Christofi – Founder and CEO of leading property investment company Reventon Group. Image Supplied.


“An irresistible confluence of robust economic conditions, swelling population numbers, and extreme rental scarcity have forged an ideal environment for property value appreciation and investment prospects,” he said.

Data reveals house prices in the capital could skyrocket by an astonishing 10 percent this year alone, fueled by seemingly insatiable demand. With strategic economic roles and major development catalysts, regional hotspots like Bunbury and Port Hedland are tipped to outperform the market.

The rental vacancy rate has plummeted to a staggering 0.7 percent, igniting a frenzy of competition and rental price escalation.

“Properties are being snapped up in just 13 days on average,” Christofi said. “Both local and interstate buyers recognise Perth’s immense potential across residential, commercial, and development fronts.”

While surging prices may raise eyebrows, Perth’s relative affordability compared to its East Coast counterparts continues to lure buyers. The city’s median dwelling value remains significantly lower than other capitals, with more incomes devoted to mortgage repayments.

This compelling affordability dynamic and a historic surge in property investment loans, reaching $827 million per month, underscore investor confidence in WA’s real estate market.

Mr Christofi said: “Smart investors are strategically diversifying portfolios to capitalize on land banking opportunities, robust capital growth prospects, and Perth’s attractive rental yields.”


Beyond the housing boom

Beyond the boom for houses, surging unit prices are projected to experience steady growth into 2025, contributing to the market’s increasingly dynamic environment. Fuelling this property frenzy is Western Australia’s economic powerhouse status and the nation’s highest population growth rate, which drives elevated housing demand across Perth and regional areas.

Multiple WA municipalities epitomize this transformative growth trajectory:

  • Rockingham’s affordable coastal locale is witnessing a development renaissance driven by the $365 million Defence project and WA’s largest lithium plant. “Rockingham encapsulates Perth’s unbeatable lifestyle coupled with incredible employment potential,” Christofi said.
  • The City of Swan’s northern corridor represents an affordable property hotspot experiencing rapid population influx and the $350 million Perth Future Sporting Complex.
  • Transformative urban renewal like Stirling’s $125 million City Centre redevelopment complements the area’s coveted seaside amenity.
  • Affordable Gosnells anticipates major economic drivers, including a $4 billion container port and $1 billion hydrogen production facility.
  • Joondalup boasts catalytic projects like the $257 million hospital expansion and signature coastal marina development.

“Perth’s property market stands apart with an investor-friendly atmosphere of ultra-tight rental conditions, rock-bottom vacancies, and incredibly robust tenant demand,” Christofi said.

“Coupled with an unprecedented pipeline of infrastructure investments, all indicators point towards sustained growth and unrivaled investment appeal.”

This outlook is echoed by industry experts, including QBE Insurance, which forecasts an eye-watering 18.8% median house price uplift in 2024 – turbo-charged by WA’s booming resources-driven economy.

As Perth continues elevating its world-class amenities and infrastructure, the city is emerging as an unparalleled property investment hotbed and an exceptional place to call home in 2024 and beyond.


This article was developed in collaboration with Reventon Group, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

This article does not constitute financial product advice. You should consider obtaining independent advice before making any financial decisions.