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Nov. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 2nd Half 2019 - Sydney
A key finding in this report was that in order to identify affordable and liveable areas, suburbs with declining annual median house or unit price growth had to be considered. This was the same methodology applied in the 1st Half 2019¥ report. Therefore, instead of showcasing only suburbs with price growth (which was the trend in 2nd Half 2018µ report), it continued to be an exercise in minimising the decline in capital growth. This is good news for first home buyers because chosen affordable and liveable suburbs are now even more affordable.
Nov. 21, 2019, 12:39 a.m.
Port Stephens Property Market Update 2nd Half of 2019
In Q3 2019, Port Stephens recorded a median house price of $620,000, and a median unit price of $415,000. This represents annual (Q3 2018 – Q3 2019) median price softening of -11.3% for houses and -11.6% for units. There has been a clear improvement over the past 6 months however, with median prices showing notably less severe softening, of -7.5% for houses and -1.6% for units. This suggests that confidence is returning, and the market is recovering.
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)
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.
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.
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.
May 20, 2019, 6:37 a.m.
Q2 2019 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales
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.