PRDnationwide Bendigo

150 Lyttleton Terrace Bendigo, VIC, 3550

03 5444 0344

Research Hub

Search Articles

Articles Tools & Links

Featured Research

PRD Nationwide History

More Videos by PRDnationwide

May 13, 2020, 1:45 a.m.

Top 12 Resilient Regional Areas

The Australian property market is made up of many ‘micro markets’, each performing at its own individual pace dependent upon demographics, population growth, economic structure and fundamentals, and Local/State Government policies. Regional property markets tend to be more resilient compared to their capital city counterparts due to being slightly more insulated from economic shocks, and many Local/State Governments prioritising regional areas growth over the past five years.

April 6, 2020, 1:46 a.m.

Strong Fiscal Policy in Place for Australia to Ride Out COVID-19

COVID-19 is, without a doubt, a disruption and game-changer at the same time. There are many uncertainties at present, and quite a few “doom and gloom” stories on a collapsing economy and being on the brink of a recession. There is no denying that many Australian small businesses and individuals are experiencing the brunt of it, from loss of income to having to close their businesses.

March 30, 2020, 6:22 a.m.

A Home… Or Smashed Avocado On Toast?

The perceived trend of millennials prioritising lifestyle experiences (such as buying smashed avocado on toast), over home ownership aspirations prompted a deeper look into this claim.

March 17, 2020, 12:38 a.m.

Australian Bushfires | The Real Estate Perspective

PRD’s latest research report ‘Australia Bushfires | The Real Estate Perspective’ shines a light on the silver lining to the devastating impact many Australian communities have experienced.

Nov. 27, 2019, 5:58 a.m.

Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 2nd Half 2019 - Melbourne

A key finding in this report is that most of the suburbs are spread across the north side of the Melbourne CBD. These suburbs have ticked the right boxes in relation to the best possible affordability, whilst also satisfying other criteria such as: low vacancy rates, high yields, large infrastructure spending, low crime and proximity to amenities. As Melbourne’s property market starts to head towards a recovery, there are ample affordable suburbs for first home buyers to take advantage of before prices start to surge.

Nov. 11, 2019, 6:19 a.m.

Q4 2019 Key Market Indicators – Victoria

ictoria (VIC) has earned a gold award nationally in the Highest Nett Migration category in PRD’s Q4 2019 Key Market Indicator Awards, recording an additional 35,227 people in the March quarter of 2019. This represents a 0.9% growth in the past 12 months.

Sept. 3, 2019, 4:56 a.m.

Metro Strata Report 2019

With the state of residential strata development currently a hot topic nationally, it is important to gain an overall understanding of each Capital City Metro market’s development pipeline. The PRDnationwide Strata Development Pipeline Capital City Metro Areas September 2019 aims to provide a high-level view of total, proceeding, and deferred/abandoned strata developments, both in terms of number of projects and number of units/apartments planned for the market, between 2018-2020.

Aug. 28, 2019, 7 a.m.

Q3 2019 Key Market Indicators – Victoria

Victoria (VIC) proved itself to be an extremely attractive state for investment, earning five gold awards nationally in the following categories of the PRDnationwide Q3 2019 Key Market Indicator Awards: highest number of first home buyer loans, most improved home loan affordability growth, highest number of dwelling approvals, highest weekly median family income growth, and highest nett migration.

June 27, 2019, 5:20 a.m.

Melbourne - Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 1st Half 2019

The Melbourne Metro house median price slightly softened by -0.4% between 2017 and 2018/20191, whereas the median unit price remained resilient, growing by 1.7% during the same time frame. Although a softening in the housing market was predicted, further growth in the unit market was not. Affordable house and unit options can be found in the north, south and east of Melbourne Metro, which opens the market up to more first home buyers.

May 20, 2019, 5:56 a.m.

Q2 2019 Key Market Indicators – Victoria

Victoria (VIC) leads the nation for first home buyers, achieving a gold award nationally for the highest number of first home buyer loans in the ‘PRDnationwide Q2 2019 Key Market Indicator Awards’, with 8,855 loans approved between the December quarters of 2017-2018. Interestingly, this represented a decline of -10.5% during the timeframe, however much of this is attributed to increasing prices in Melbourne and its immediate inner areas, as well as tighter home mortgage lending policies introduced by banks in the 2nd half of 2018.