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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)

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Aug. 28, 2019, 6:33 a.m.

Q3 2019 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales

ew South Wales (NSW) continues to offer increasingly affordable opportunities in its property market, with its home loan affordability index at 28.3 points in the March quarter of 2019.

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Aug. 26, 2019, 5:37 a.m.

Port Stephens Property Factsheet 1st Half of 2019

Port Stephens* recorded a median house price of $682,500 in Q1 2019, along with a median unit price of $442,000. This represents growth of 6.6% (house) and 0.5% (unit) over the previous 12 months (Q1 2018 – Q1 2019). When compared to the 2nd Half 2018 Port Stephens Research Factsheet, which reported annual (Q3 2017 – Q3 2018) growth of 10.0% and 14.1%, the Port Stephens* property market has continued to strengthen, though at a more subdued rate.

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June 27, 2019, 6:34 a.m.

Sydney - Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 1st Half 2019

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.

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May 20, 2019, 6:37 a.m.

Q2 2019 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jan. 10, 2019, 2:25 a.m.

Port Stephens Property Factsheet 2nd Half of 2018

The Port Stephens property market recorded a median house price of $671,000 and $470,000 for units in Q3 2018, which represents an annual (Q3 2017-Q3 2018) price growth of 10.0% and 14.1% respectively. Compared to the Port Stephens 1st half 2018 Research Factsheet, which reported an annual (Q1 2017 – Q1 2018) median price growth of 2.7% (house) and 6.4% (units), the property market in Port Stephens have strengthened.