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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.

March 2, 2020, 11:43 p.m.

Burleigh Heads Property Report 1st Half of 2020

Burleigh Heads* recorded a median house price of $850,000 and a median unit price of $480,000 in Q4 2019. This represents annual (Q4 2018 – Q4 2019) median price growth of 8.3% for houses and 5.1% for units. Between Q4 2018 – Q4 2019 house sales increased by 30.3% (to 215 sales), and unit sales increased by 21.1% (to 230 sales). Current market conditions shows clear signs of market recovery, as an increase in demand is accompanied by an increase in property prices. Now is the time to transact in Burleigh Heads*.

Nov. 27, 2019, 5:06 a.m.

Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 2nd Half 2019 - Brisbane

A key finding of this report is that the majority (5 out of 6) of the affordable and liveable suburbs are on the north side of the Brisbane River. These suburbs have the best possible median price growth while also satisfying other criteria such as: low vacancy rates, high yields, large infrastructure spending, low crime and proximity to amenities. In the previous 1st Half 2019¥ report, suburbs were spread throughout Brisbane, which suggests that there are now limited options.

Nov. 12, 2019, 4:23 a.m.

Burleigh Heads Property Market Update 2nd Half of 2019

In Q3 2019, Burleigh Heads recorded a median house price of $795,000, and a median unit price of $480,000. This represents annual (Q3 2018 – Q3 2019) median price softening of -4.8% for houses and a growth of 3.2% for units. At the same time sales transactions slowed, by -31.1% for houses and by -44.3% for units. However, over the last six months Burleigh Heads has begun to see an increase in buyer activity, which has led to a spike in houses prices.

Nov. 11, 2019, 5:40 a.m.

Q4 2019 Key Market Indicators – Queensland

Queensland’s (QLD) home loan affordability index reading was 35.5 points in the June quarter of 2019, which held relatively steady compared to the June quarter of 2018 (35.6 index points). QLD remains the most affordable state compared with New South Wales (NSW) at 26.9 index points, Victoria (VIC) at 30.7 index points, and the Australian average at 32.2 index points.

Sept. 25, 2019, 12:53 a.m.

South East Queensland Premium Property Report

Buyers are flocking to the South East Queensland (SEQ) premium property market due to affordability, when compared to Sydney and Melbourne median prices. The SEQ premium property market shrunk in 2018 and 2019, partly due to a softening in the Sydney and Melbourne property prices, but also as investor confidence declined. However, SEQ population is projected to increase approximately 49.4% by 2041.

Aug. 28, 2019, 6:18 a.m.

Q3 2019 Key Market Indicators – Queensland

Queensland (QLD) has historically been known as the more affordable state for property prices, when compared with New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria (VIC). This continued to be the case in the March quarter of 2019.