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May 4, 2011, 2 p.m.

Toowoomba Property Watch Q2 2011

For the purposes of this report, Toowoomba is defined as the area that falls within the same boundary as the old Toowoomba Local Government Area. This report will outline the major trends that have influenced the areas residential property market and identify the types of house, unit and vacant land stock that have transacted during the December 2010 half year period. Demographics According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimated resident population, the Toowoomba Regional Local Government Area had a total of 98,649 residents as at June 2010. This equates to an increase of 1.7% or 1,636 new residents ...

May 3, 2011, 2 p.m.

Ipswich Market Overview Q2 2011

Overview The Ipswich City Local Government Area (LGA) is located approximately 30 kilometres west from the Brisbane CBD and borders the Brisbane LGA to the northwest and Logan LGA to the southeast. As the oldest provincial city in Queensland, Ipswich lays claim to more than 6,000 heritage listed sites and is now the eighth largest city within Queensland. The amalgamation of Queensland LGAs in 2008 saw the region lose part of Mutdapilly , Peak Crossing and Harrisville to the Scenic Rim LGA. Despite the loss of these suburbs, Ipswich City has continued to grow into one of the key regions ...

April 29, 2011, 2 p.m.

Brisbane Highlight Report Q2 2011

The Brisbane residential real estate market has experienced a volatile 2010, responding to increasing interest rates, the rising cost of living and general uncertainty within real estate. As a result, there has been an exodus of potential buyers from the market, particularly within the more affordable price points, placing pressure on rentals. Concurrently, sales activity has dropped to its lowest level in a decade over the December 2010 six month period, tipping the market in favour of active purchasers. Given interest rates have remained on hold since the surprise rate rise in November 2010, it is hoped that momentum would ...

April 10, 2011, 2 p.m.

Australian Capital Territory Property Watch Q1 2011

The following Property Watch is the result of an investigation into the house, unit and vacant land markets within the Australian Capital Territory with specific focus on the City of Canberra.

March 11, 2011, 1 p.m.

Perth Property Watch Q1 2011

The following Property Watch investigates the house and unit markets comprising the Perth Statistical Division (SD). This report highlights trends influencing these property markets and the factors contributing to its competitive environment. Area Characteristics Perth is the state capital of Western Australia and is the fourth most populous city in Australia. The metropolitan area of Perth has evolved around the Swan River, where the central business district and most established suburbs of Perth are located. However, a significant portion of Perth's premium premium real estate markets are located along the coast line. Notably, this city currently holds the prestigious title ...

March 10, 2011, 1 p.m.

Sydney Northwest Property Watch Q1 2011

The report analyses The Hills and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs). It highlights the regions characteristics and demographics, as well as the performance of the house, unit and vacant land markets in the area. Area Characteristics Sydneys Northwest Region is located approximately 25 kilometres north west of Sydneys CBD, covering an area of 462 square kilometres. Road transportation to the area is provided through the M2 and the Westlink M7 freeways while links to the Sydney CBD are provided via City Rails Northern and Western Lines and by the express Hills Bus line. The new Parramatta to Epping Rail Line ...

March 1, 2011, 1 p.m.

Sutherland Shire LGA Property Watch Q1 2011

Area Characteristics The Sutherland LGA is located approximately 25 kilometres south of Sydneys CBD and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, Botany Bay and the Georges River to the north and the Royal National Park to the south. The area is easily accessible by the Princes Highway running directly through the region, and the South Coast and Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra rail lines linking the Sutherland Shire with Sydney in the north and Wollongong in the south. The two main attractions to the Shire are its extensive national parks and beaches, providing an attractive outdoor lifestyle for ...

Feb. 16, 2011, 1 p.m.

In Focus Sydney Northern Beaches Q1 2011

Scope Over two years after the start of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC), a strong recovery is evident in the wider Sydney property market . Prices are at record highs, with only a moderate impact by consecutive increases in interest rates. However, the aftermath of the Crisis saw lending criteria tightening with some homebuyers finding it hard to obtain finance. A softening in market conditions are now apparent as result of the increases in interest rates. In light of a growing trend for knowledge, this In Focus Report highlights the current market climate and driving forces behind one of ...

Feb. 16, 2011, 1 p.m.

Tamworth Regional LGA Q1 2011

This report analyses the current trends and performance of the Tamworth Regional Local Government Area (LGA) house and unit market, and provides a specific insight into recent rural land sales in the region. Area Characteristics The Tamworth Regional Local Government Area is located approximately 300 kilometres north of Sydney within the New England Region of New South Wales. The city of Tamworth is a regional hub situated at the intersection of the Oxley and New England Highways. The town provides its residents and tourists with a vibrant mix of rural and city lifestyles, with Peel Street hosting many retail outlets, ...

Feb. 15, 2011, 1 p.m.

Chatswood Area Property Watch Q1 2011

Area Characteristics The Chatswood region is located approximately 8.5 kilometres (Willoughby) and 11 kilometres (Chatswood) north of the Sydney CBD and bounded by the Ku-Ring-Gai Council to the north. The area is easily accessible by the Gore Hill Freeway and the Pacific Highway, with regular rail services to Chatswood Station. Chatswood is renowned as the major regional centre, with the Westfield and Chatswood Chase shopping centres catering for local and intercity population. To the east is the suburb of Willoughby, combining low and medium density houses with parks and strip-mall style shopping facilities. Unit Market Unit type product made up ...