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March 24, 2019, 11:29 p.m.

Ready, Set, Go… Regional! – Top 12 Affordable Hotspots 2019

Finding an affordable option in Australian capital cities is not easy, especially when you are a first home buyer. Australia’s home loan affordability index has been at the lower end of the scale since its peak in 1993 and 2002, with December 2018 figures showing a marginal improvement of 1.3% over the past 12 months.

Manufactured Home Estates Report 2019_thmb

March 5, 2019, 1:34 a.m.

Manufactured Home Estates: An Affordable Retirement Option?

The pressure of Australia’s ageing population and growing desire for affordability calls for an investigation into the diversity of housing options. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), during 2016 there were 3.7 million Australians aged over 65 years, representing 15% of the population. This is a significant increase from the 1976 ABS figure of 1.3 million people aged over 65 years, representing only 9% of the population.

Q1 2019 Key Market Indicators - QLD

Feb. 17, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

Q1 2019 Key Market Indicators – Queensland

Queensland (QLD) continues to attract new residents into the sunshine state, with 14,358 people choosing to call it home in the June quarter of 2018. This is a 7.5% increase over the past 12 months, which earned QLD a silver award nationally for the highest nett migration category in the PRDnationwide Q1 2019 Key Market Indicator Awards.

Inner-Brisbane Apartments Reports 2019_tmb

Feb. 4, 2019, 1:51 a.m.

Inner-Brisbane Apartments Report 2019

The future development pipeline is a cause for concern for investors and owners alike, with fears that incorrect stock selection could compound price and cause oversupply issues, due to the increased apartment development in Brisbane since 2015.

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Dec. 13, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Coolum Beach Property Factsheet 2nd Half 2018

Coolum Beach recorded a median house price of $743,000 and $400,000 for units in Q3 2018, which represented an annual (Q3 2017 – Q3 2018) price change of 6.5% and 12.7% respectively. In comparison to the Coolum Beach 1st Half 2018 Research Factsheet, which reported an annual (Q1- 2017- Q1 2018) price change of -1.2 % for house and 2.3% for units, properties in Coolum Beach has experienced a significant strengthening in value.

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Dec. 13, 2018, 11:24 p.m.

Peregian Springs Property Factsheet 2nd Half 2018

Peregian Springs is a suburb located approx. 21kms north from the heart of the Sunshine Coast. Homes in the suburb include independent living units, serviced apartments, and retirement village; which are part of the master planned community. According to ABS Census 2016 37.8% of occupied private dwellings in Peregian Springs were rented, higher than the Queensland average of 34.2%. This signals a healthier rental market, which is good news for investors.

Affordable and Liveable Property Guide - Brisbane 2nd Half 2018

Dec. 3, 2018, 5:10 a.m.

Brisbane - Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 2nd Half 2018

Between 2017 and 2018, the number of houses sold in the Brisbane City Local Government Area (LGA) grew by 5.0%, yet the median house price softened by -1.0% to $670,000. The Brisbane LGA unit market has also become affordable as prices softened by -1.0% to $439,000 in 2018.

Q4 2018 Key Market Indicators - QLD

Nov. 21, 2018, 4:53 a.m.

Q4 2018 Key Market Indicators – Queensland

Queensland’s (QLD) top achievement this quarter was winning the silver award nationally for highest median weekly family income growth at 2.5% in the 12 months to June quarter 2018. QLD can boast a superior wage growth this quarter, which many states would be envious of in the current low wage growth environment.

Q4 2018 Key Market Indicators - National

Nov. 21, 2018, 4:39 a.m.

Q4 2018 Key Market Indicators

As 2018 closes, it is time to celebrate some wins, the most notable of all being positive consumer sentiment and growth in the number of first home buyer loans. The Australian consumer sentiment index recorded 104.3 points in November 2018, which is above the positive mark of 100 index points, and represents a 4.6% growth over the past 12 months. This suggests increasing confidence in the economy, which after a year of federal budgetary and politics changes, is a positive way to end the year. A more confident society will have a higher tendency to spend, which will have a positive multiplier effect on the economy as a whole, be it in the retail sector, hospitality, property, and others.

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Nov. 15, 2018, 4:28 a.m.

Coolum Beach Research Factsheet 1st Half of 2017

Coolum Beach is currently an attractive property market for investors.