East Perth was the WA suburb most searched by buyers in China on a site dedicated to promoting Australian property.
WA property is proving its broad appeal, with new figures revealing foreign investors are keen to own a piece of the state.
The latest Foreign Investment Review Board annual report reveals approvals for foreign buyers in WA were up by almost 30 per cent.
Thatís 2043 approvals, compared with 1572 in the previous financial year.
While the number of applications didnít rate anywhere near as high as the eastern states, the increase showed WA was still well and truly on the radar.
Victoria led the pack with 16,775 approvals, followed by New South Wales with 12,349 and Queensland 5023.
Nationally, sales to overseas buyers jumped to 36,841 in 2014-15 from 23,054 the previous year. A big number of approvals for overseas buyers involved Chinese investors.
Buyers in the US were also big investors, followed by Singapore, Japan and Canada.
According to myfun.com ó a website written in Mandarin that helps Chinese buyers find Australian properties for investment, education and immigration ó East Perth was the most-searched suburb in WA.
The East Perth housing market experienced strong price growth in the past year and a big number of sales.
CoreLogic RP Data figures reveal a 19.1 per cent increase in the median house price to $1.37 million, and 313 house sales.
Many of the WA suburbs searched by overseas buyers were close to the Perth CBD.
Others topping the list for online searches by Chinese buyers were Nedlands, Bayswater, Wembley and Fremantle.
The majority of investment by foreign buyers in WA was for new dwellings, with 788 approvals during the past financial year.
This was worth $650 million, while investment in established properties was worth $490 million. Vacant land was also popular, with investment of $210 million during the period.