Keen to tackle a renovation project in 2022? You might have noticed that tradies are hard to pin down at the moment. So if you live in one of the suburbs in this week’s article, you might want to get the ball rolling sooner rather than later…
If you’ve ever watched The Block, you’ll know that a good team of reliable tradies can be the difference between a home reno project running smoothly, and everything going to hell in a handbasket.
But where in the world are all the good tradies right now?
If you’ve tried to source one recently for your own reno project, you might’ve noticed that quotes are up, calls are going unanswered and unreturned, and wait times are through the (unfinished) roof.
Well, it turns out Australians have been spending record amounts on renovations, which in turn has led to a surge in tradie demand.
“Home renovations have boomed nationwide as more time spent at home combined with ultra-low loan rates, government grants and improved household savings became the perfect combination of factors to drive heightened demand for renovations,” explains PropTrack senior economist Eleanor Creagh.
Like most things in the world of property and finance, some areas are busier than others.
Below are the top ten most in-demand suburbs in each state, according to online tradie directory hipages, as well as the most in-demand suburbs across the country.
National: Point Cook (Vic), Berwick (Vic), Craigieburn (Vic), Frankston (Vic), Kellyville (NSW), Werribee (Vic), Tarneit (Vic), Blacktown (NSW), Baulkham Hills (NSW), Castle Hill (NSW).
NSW: Kellyville, Blacktown, Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Quakers Hill, Campbelltown, Sydney, Penrith, Schofields, Maroubra.
VIC: Point Cook, Berwick, Craigieburn, Frankston, Werribee, Tarneit, Melbourne, Truganina, Pakenham, Hoppers Crossing.
QLD: Buderim, Southport, Upper Coomera, Surfers Paradise, Robina, Coomera, Forest Lake, Brisbane, Helensvale, Springfield Lakes.
WA: Canning Vale, Baldivis, Mandurah, Dianella, Scarborough, Thornlie, Willetton, Perth, Morley, Armadale.
SA: Adelaide, Morphett Vale, Hallett Cove, Mount Barker, Paralowie, Golden Grove, Aberfoyle Park, Parafield Gardens, Prospect, Mawson Lakes.
ACT: Kambah, Canberra, Ngunnawal, Belconnen, Amaroo, Gordon, Wanniassa, Gungahlin, Banks, Casey.
TAS: Hobart, Devonport, Launceston, Glenorchy, Sandy Bay, Kingston, Howrah, Lenah Valley, Claremont, Bellerive.
NT: Alawa, Darwin, Anula, Archer, Bakewell, Bagot, Alice Springs, Darwin City, Palmerston, Durack.
With wait times for reliable tradies blowing out, and supply chain issues when it comes to materials like timber also causing disruptions, the last thing you need is more delays to your reno project due to finance complications.
And that’s where we come in.
Not only can we help you secure funding at a great rate, but we can also help you select a loan that allows flexibility for any unforeseen contingencies along the way.
So if you’d like to explore your reno finance options, get in touch today – we’d love to help you turn your 2022 reno dreams into a reality.
– Book a loan review meeting with us today here.
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