Is Figtree a Good Place to Live, Buy, Sell or Invest in? Your Illawarra Suburb Guide reveals all

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We interviewed one of Figtree’s leading real estate agents, Cristian Carvana from The Agency, to get the scoop on living, buying, selling and investing locally.

Is Now a Good Time to Sell in Figtree?

As of October 2022, Cristian Carvana has a number of red hot buyers for the Figtree suburb. Figtree is a highly desirable suburb for growing families and first home buyers plus investors. We discuss the reasons for this below. Despite a cooling off of the market, Cristian is highly confident he can get maximum sale price for his clients.

Is Figtree a Good Place to Live or Invest?

Tucked under the beautiful Mount Keira, with soaring escarpment views from every Figtree street, a shopping centre, great schools and just a short drive to Wollongong and glorious beaches, Figtree’s popularity continues to boom.

If you love tree-lined streets, easy access to shops, great access to escarpment trails and bushwalks and enough high quality cafes and restaurants to dine locally, then Figtree is for you.

It is also a relatively affordable Wollongong suburb still, with comparable Figtree homes selling for around $200K less than Wollongong’s neighbouring suburbs like Balgownie.

Cristian Carvana has been a Wollongong local since birth. That combined with his decade of Real Estate expertise, means he knows every street and snippet of Wollongong, especially so the suburb of Figtree.

Cristian reports his buyers and sellers most appreciate living in Figtree for these reasons:

  • The proximity to shops and nature – a short drive gets you Figtree Grove shops or immersed in nature
  • A quick drive to Wollongong City and amazing local beaches, Cristian’s favourite beaches from Figtree include Port Kembla (the sand is white, the beach is endless, the surf gets up and the swimming pool there is beautiful – if cold!)
  • Cafe and restaurant culture including the much loved Rest Cafe and Figtree Gourmet Kitchen, where locals RAVE about the pizza!
  • The incredible bush trails accessible from Figtree – drive up the escarpment and find your fave trail run or walk.
  • Great local schools, particularly being in the catchment for Lindsay Park Primary and the well regarded Edmond Rice High School.
Figtree – an affordable Illawarra suburb with close proximity to nearly everything!

Figtree’s Average House prices in 2022

Cristian Carvana lives and breathes all things Wollongong and Figtree Real Estate. He reports that despite recent surges, Figtree and Wollongong are still significantly more affordable than Sydney:

Figtree House Median Sale Price – $1M

Figtree Unit Median Sale Price – $685K

Wollongong House Median Sale Price – $1.28M

Wollongong Unit Median Sale Price – $718K

Cristian Carvana told us his typical buyers are growing families, first home buyers and investors. Because Figtree is a more affordable Illawarra suburb and has mass appeal to all buying demographics, it is holding value despite interest rate rises. Figtree and its surrounding suburbs havw some stunning homes for sale – click here to see some of Figtree and Wollongong houses and units for sale

As one of the leading Real Estates in Figtree, Cristian Carvana from The Agency has sold numerous Figtree homes over the years. He has witnessed the real estate trends and markets.

Cristian shared some the most prestigious Figtree streets are Bellevue, Murray Park Rd, Valley Drive and O’Brien’s Rd.

The last two years have certainty had a major impact on Wollongong prices. Cristian shared that his investor buyers are benefitting from the strong demand for Wollongong rental properties.

Despite a slight cooling of Illawarra’s Real Estate market since interest rate rises. Cristian has access to many motivated buyers.

So, If you want a market appraisal on your Figtree home, enquire with one of Figtree’s top Real Estate Agents, Cristian Carvana from The Agency. He may even know your exact home. 

SMS or call Cristian now on 0411 329 396. You can also CLICK HERE to learn more about Cristian’s real estate expertise and to get in touch with him and the team.

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With our thanks to Cristian Carvana from The Agency, for sharing his expertise and sponsoring this article. Look, he even has a nice face!