Competition for property in the Highlands tightens as the list of homes for sale dwindle, and the influx of Sydneysiders increases.
First National Abode Property real estate agent Reece Woods said there were between 940 and 960 properties available for sale last year compared to 253 today.
"There are more young families coming down," he said.
"There has also always been a great amount of predetermined and early-age retirees interested in buying."
Mr Woods estimated 93 per cent of enquiries into residential properties at the agency were predominantly from Sydneysiders.
"It offers more of an escape from Sydney which is greatly congested," he said.
Mr Woods mentioned the its centrality has been a selling point for buyers from the state's capital city.
"The commute is easier to and from Sydney, and is not far from Canberra.
"It is a leafy area, and has a lot of choices with smaller shops and cafes as well."
Mr Woods added the difference in restrictions imposed on regional areas, in comparison to metropolitan cities in lockdown, has prompted people to look elsewhere.
He added that the region also offered a different lifestyle, and more bang for a Sydneysider's buck.
According to the Domain House Price Report for March, the median price for a house in the Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven is $755,000, compared to Sydney at $1,309,195.
The price in the Highlands has skyrocketed by 19.8 per cent from $630,000 in March last year.
The report also said prices increased in that period by over six percent per quarter.
Mr Woods said there was an "uncertainty and hesitancy" with selling, because Highlanders might have to bid higher than they would want to compete.
He also mentioned that the Highlands appealed to interstate buyers.
The Highlands is also home to many historical gems across its towns and villages, which could be an extra perk to add to the list.
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