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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.

Sept. 3, 2020, 3:58 a.m.

Maryborough Property Update 1st Half of 2020

In Q1 2020, Maryborough recorded a median house price of $230,000. This represents annual (Q1 2019 – Q1 2020) median house price growth of 1.0%. Further, between Q1 2019 – Q1 2020 total house sales increased by 19.4% (to 129 sales). The Maryborough property market continue to show resilience and real capital growth, as an increase in price was not due to an undersupply in housing stock. Maryborough is an ideal market for both first home buyers and investors, as it provides both affordability and capital growth.

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.

June 24, 2020, 4:13 a.m.

Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 1st Half 2020 - Brisbane

The Brisbane Metro property market has shown resilience throughout these unprecedented times of COVID-19. From 2018 to 2019/20(1) the number of houses sold in Brisbane Metro increased by 20.9%, and median house prices grew by 1.5%, to $690,000. The number of units sold increased by 13.9%, however the median unit price softened by -1.5% to $450,000. These patterns are similar to Sydney and Melbourne, which also recorded a decline in median unit prices.

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.

Feb. 21, 2020, 4:14 a.m.

Maryborough Property Report 2nd Half of 2019

In Q3 2019, Maryborough recorded a median house price of $203,000. This represents annual (Q3 2018 – Q3 2019) median price softening of -9.8%. At the same time total sales slowed, down by -36.1% (to 92 sales in Q3 2019). In comparison, Fraser Coast Region Local Government Area (LGA) recorded a higher median house price of $318,000. The Maryborough property market provides more affordable options when compared to the LGA, and with less competition in the market presents itself as a ideal for first home buyers.

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.