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June 24, 2020, 5:25 a.m.

Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 1st Half 2020 - Sydney

Median property prices in Sydney Metro increased by 1.3% for houses to $1,355,000 from 2018 to 2019/201 and remained steady for units at $796,500. By comparison, from 2017 to 2018 the median house price in Sydney Metro softened by -4.5%, and the median unit price softened by -2.6%. Thus, the market has recovered from the significant price drop seen in mid-2019.

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 a.m.

Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 2nd Half 2019 - Sydney

A key finding in this report was that in order to identify affordable and liveable areas, suburbs with declining annual median house or unit price growth had to be considered. This was the same methodology applied in the 1st Half 2019¥ report. Therefore, instead of showcasing only suburbs with price growth (which was the trend in 2nd Half 2018µ report), it continued to be an exercise in minimising the decline in capital growth. This is good news for first home buyers because chosen affordable and liveable suburbs are now even more affordable.

Nov. 12, 2019, 4:54 a.m.

Coffs Harbour Property Market Update 2nd Half of 2019

In Q3 2019, Coffs Harbour recorded a median house price of $529,000, and a median unit price of $390,000. This represents annual (Q3 2018 – Q3 2019) median price softening of -1.1% for houses and price growth of 7.9% for units. At the same time total house sales for Q3 2019 were up by 1.8% to 287 sales, while total unit sales slowed by -2.9% to 102 sales. This suggests the current market continues to offer a positive environment to buy and sell property in.

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

Q4 2019 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW) recorded a home loan affordability index reading of 26.9 points, which represents a 2.3% improvement in the 12 months to the June quarter of 2019. Although this is below the Australian average growth of 3.5% during the same period, it is above traditionally affordable states such as Queensland (QLD), South Australia, and Tasmania (TAS)

Sept. 24, 2019, 3:16 a.m.

Coffs Harbour Property Factsheet 1st Half of 2019

Coffs Harbour recorded a median house price of $567,500 in Q1 2019, representing annual (Q1 2018 – Q1 2019) price growth of 6.6%. Compared to the Coffs Harbour Research Factsheet 2nd half 2018, which reported an annual (Q3 2017 – Q3 2018) median house price change of 12.7%, houses in Coffs Harbour have become more affordable. However when compared to Sydney Metro house prices, which are higher ($925,000) yet with a declining annual growth of approximately -5.6%, Coffs Harbour is a more affordable and profitable investment opportunity.

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.