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Top 3 Melbourne suburbs to watch in 2022.

Since 2010 Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne has been providing premium building and pest services to Melbourne. In this time we’ve carried out inspections in many suburbs and have watched as some suburbs flourish and others slow in growth.

We are so proud of our city and we’re excited to see the growth of Melbourne suburbs in 2022. As many of our valued customers are thinking of buying or selling this year, we thought we’d put together a list of the top three Melbourne suburbs to watch in 2022.

Melton West

Only 45km to the city with easy access to major roads, we believe Melton West is one of the top Melbourne cities to watch this year. Melton West has both urban and rural properties, and even made it into the’s 2021’s best Melbourne suburbs to invest in list.

  • Population (2021): 172,500
  • Compound growth rate: 9.1%
  • Median house price: $510,000


Craigieburn is a great suburb for families and was also one of the top Melbourne suburbs to watch throughout 2021. Craigieburn has ample gardens, parks and golf courses, so it’s perfect for those who like to spend the majority of their time outdoors, while still having easy access to the city.

Looking into the future there are many planned housing estates, another indication that the suburb is set for growth in the future.

  • Population: 50,347
  • Compound growth rate: 7.7%
  • Median house price: $610,000


Our third suburb we think you should watch in 2022 is Tarneit, a western suburb that sits approximately 25km from the CBD. It’s quite a new suburb, filled with family homes in housing estates. Close to the popular suburb of Werribee, and with the bay close by, this leafy suburb is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Melbourne.

  • Population: 49,780
  • Compound growth rate: 6.4%
  • Median house price: $600,000

Protect your investment with a professional building and pest inspection

If you’ve found a property to buy in Melbourne, don’t forget to protect your investment and book a building and pest inspection with Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne. Our pre-purchase building and pest inspection helps you avoid possible expenses caused by pest infestation or serious structural problems.

Our pre-purchase building inspection may also give you the leverage to negotiate a lower purchase price. If our Registered Building Practitioner notes any major defects you can try to negotiate a reduced price with the seller, or pull-out of the contract if you don’t want to proceed.

What do our Melbourne Building and Pest inspectors look for?

Our inspectors check for any structural damage, timber pests or safety hazards on the property. They will check:

  • roof space/voids
  • subfloor/underfloor spaces
  • bathrooms
  • laundry
  • kitchen
  • wet areas
  • electrical
  • plumbing
  • yard
  • masonry walls
  • roof exterior.

After the inspection we will give you a full, in-depth report that categorise defects at the property as major defects, minor defects or safety hazards.

How much does a pre-purchase building and pest inspection cost?

Bilding and Pest Inspection Melbourne perform building and pest inspections in Greater Melbourne within 3 days, with a detailed same-day report.

  • $450* + gst for pre-auction building and pest inspection
  • $500* + gst for pre-purchase building and pest inspection

*For up to 5 bedrooms. $90 + gst travel charge applies to suburbs more than 50km from the CBD.

Book your inspection or call us now on 0408 666 539 to find out more about our comprehensive building and pest inspections in Melbourne and surrounding areas.

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