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March 24, 2021, 5:27 a.m.

PRD Stand Out Regions | Top 10 Affordable Regional Areas 2021

There has been a high influx of first home buyers that have entered the property market in 2020, resulting in a growth of 50.4% between the December quarters of 2019 and 2020. This further boosted an already strong market with record low interest rates and increasingly lenient bank lending policies.

March 9, 2021, 1:39 a.m.

First Home Buyers’ Guide 2021

The ‘PRD First Home Buyers’ Guide 2021’ is designed to help you quickly understand what is on offer to first home buyers around Australia. With so many programs and grants available at the various State and Federal Government levels, and its various updates at any given time, it can be difficult to determine what is relevant to your personal situation. This guide helps you do just that.

Dec. 2, 2020, 3:25 a.m.

Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 2nd Half 2020 - Canberra

Median property prices in Canberra Metro increased by 3.0% for houses to $845,000 from 2019 to 20201 and increased by 0.5% for units to $482,500. By comparison, from 2018 to 2019 the median house price in Canberra Metro increased by 2.4%, while the median unit price grew by 3.2%. Strong demand has continued to push prices upwards, resulting in the need to sacrifice affordability for liveability.

Oct. 21, 2020, 4:26 a.m.

Shared Living Preferences Of Older Australians

Living alone is a significant contributor to general loneliness, particularly in the older community as it becomes more difficult to maintain a social circle. It is recognised that one in four Australians are lonely; especially widowed, divorced, or single individuals (APS, 2018).

Sept. 9, 2020, 12:15 a.m.

First Home Buyers' Guide 2020

The PRD First Home Buyers’ Guide is designed to help you quickly understand what is on offer to first home buyers around Australia. With so many programs and grants available at the various State and Federal Government levels, it can be difficult to know where to turn to learn what is relevant to your personal situation. This guide helps you do just that.

Aug. 25, 2020, 5:33 a.m.

Inner North Property Update 1st Half of 2020

In Q1 2020, the Inner North recorded a median house price of $940,000, and a median unit price of $445,000. This represents annual (Q1 2019 – Q1 2020) median price growth of 8.7% for houses and a price softening of -6.3% for units. Between Q1 2019-Q1 2020 total house sales were down by -5.0% to 76 sales, while units saw a slight uplift by 5.5% to 211 sales. There is an ongoing opportunity to enter the growing Inner North property market for both owner occupiers and investors alike.

July 29, 2020, 4:03 a.m.

Australia Economic and Property Report 2020

Australia’s property market has managed to hold its value despite the doom and gloom predictions of what the COVID-19 shutdown would do to property prices. The latest PRD research report, ‘PRD Australian Economic and Property Report 2020’, reveals that on average, median house prices grew in capital city, metropolitan and regional markets in the 12 months to the first half of 2020.

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.