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May 20, 2019, 4:43 a.m.

Q2 2019 Key Market Indicators

Australian consumer sentiment read 100.7 index points in April 2019, exactly on the positive line of 100 index points, indicating that in general, Australians have a positive yet cautious outlook on the economy. This is interesting as the current consumer sentiment is on a -1.7% decline compared to 12 months ago (April 2018), which does not come as a surprise given past events such as: the Royal Banking Commission’s enquiry into the banking and financial sector, the handing down of the Federal Budget 2019, and the announcement of the 18 May 2019 Federal elections.

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, 11:18 p.m.

Q1 2019 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW) continued to showcase strong economic fundamentals towards the end of 2018, preparing it for a strong performance in 2019. NSW earned 5 silver awards nationally in the PRDnationwide Q1 2019 Key Market Indicator Awards for: most improved number of first home buyer loans, highest number of first home buyer loans, highest number of dwelling approvals, most improved unemployment rate, and highest median growth in weekly family incomes. NSW also earned bronze awards nationally for lowest unemployment rate and highest nett migration.

Dec. 3, 2018, 4:36 a.m.

Sydney - Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 2nd Half 2018

Between 2017 and 2018, Sydney Metro median house prices have softened by -5.6%, whilst units have softened by -2.5%. Affordable options can be found in Sydney’s South Western suburbs.

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

Q4 2018 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW) has recently become much more welcoming for first home buyers. In the June quarter 2018, the state achieved the gold award nationally for the most improved number of first home buyer loans with a 68.8% increase over the past 12 months. It also achieved the silver award nationally for the highest number of first home buyer loans (as of June quarter 2018) with 7,252 such loans issued. This has been driven in part by being the only state to not decline in affordability over this period, helping it achieve the gold award nationally for the most improved home affordability loan index growth (as of June quarter 2018).

Aug. 27, 2018, 5:49 a.m.

Q3 2018 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW) continues to achieve the gold award nationally for most improved number of first home buyer loans for the third quarter in a row, increasing by 80.8% over the past 12 months to March quarter 2018. This is the highest increase to date, with NSW reporting a 70.9% increase in first home buyer loans in Q1 2018 Key Market Indicators and 74.9% in Q2 2018 Key Market Indicators.

July 23, 2018, 6:53 a.m.

Australian Economic Property Report 2018

The recent release of PRDnationwide’s ‘2018 Australian Economic and Property Report’ and Capital City ‘Affordable & Liveable Property Guides 1st Half 2018’ signals a significant change in the property market generally and particularly within the housing affordability landscape. The set of reports provides an overview of the key economic drivers and their impact on the property market, assisting home buyers and investors in making fact based property decisions.

July 23, 2018, 6:07 a.m.

Sydney - Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 1st Half 2018

Between 2016 to 2017/18, Sydney Metro median house prices experienced a gentle growth of 0.8%, whilst units softened by -2.4%. This is reflective of a pivot in the metro unit market and a response to the increased unit supply, confirming a return towards a more sustainable market. Now is the time for buyers to enter the market and capitalise on opportunities of affordability. Prospective houses buyers looking for affordable options should look toward Sydney’s south-western suburbs. A particularly attractive market for investors can be found in Parramatta, which experienced a 20.8% in annual growth and is expecting a further $297.2M of investment in the 1st half of 2018.

May 14, 2018, 12:23 a.m.

Ready, Set, Go Regional 2018

The PRDnationwide ‘Ready, Set, GO Regional 2018’ report is a timely ‘go to’ guide for home buyers and investors on affordable options in regional areas. The report highlights regional areas in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania that not only highlight house price affordability, but also show promising growth indicators for local jobs and a sustainable economic future.