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April 23, 2019, 2:06 a.m.
Ipswich Property Factsheet 2nd Half 2018
The City of Ipswich consists of urban and rural areas, approx. 44kms southwest from the Brisbane CBD. According to ABS Census 2016 39.7% of occupied private dwellings in Ipswich were rented, which is not only an increase when compared to the 36.8% reported in 2011, but also higher than the Queensland average of 34.2%. This is good news for investors looking to enter the market.
April 23, 2019, 2:01 a.m.
Ipswich Property Factsheet 2nd Half 2017
Historic Ipswich is shaping to be Queensland’s fastest growing city and is set to be home to nearly half a million people by 2036. The City of Ipswich has launched its Smart City program in May 2017, which aims to enhance its uptake of digital technology as a means to become Australia’s most live-able and prosperous Smart City.
April 23, 2019, 1:56 a.m.
Ipswich Property Factsheet 1st Half 2018
The Ipswich property market in this report encapsulates aggregate property market conditions in Ipswich, Booval, Brassall, Bundamba, Newtown and Silkstone. The median house price in Q1 2018 was $327,500, which represents an annual price change of 4.0%. Over the same period (Q1 2017 - Q1 2018), house prices in the Ipswich City Council Local Government Area (LGA) softened by -1.3% to $345,000. Hence Ipswich offers a highly unique market whereby houses can be secured at a more affordable price than its LGA, providing great entry price points for first home buyers, whilst also offering a steady and positive capital growth for investors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.