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March 14, 2012, 1 p.m.

Foreign Ownership of Primary Production Land in NSW Q1 2012

Introduction One concern further hindering foreign ownership legislation, is that available information regarding foreign investment in the sector is inadequate to support policy decisions. The aim of this report is to identify the largest foreign land owners in NSW and suggest measures to ensure that the use of land is consistent with the representations made by the owners to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). Land is considered as the ultimate investment due to its scarcity and stability, as well as its ability to generate an income. It is for this reason that the issue of foreign ownership of Australian ...

March 14, 2012, 1 p.m.

Maryborough Property Watch Q1 2012

This report analyses the current trends and performance of the Maryborough precincts unique house market. For the purpose of providing suitable analysis of the region, the neighbouring suburbs of Flagstaff , Daisy Hill , Adelaide Lead , Moonlight Flat , Alma , Bowenvale , Timor , Simson , Carisbrook , Craigie , Talbot , Red Lion and Golden Point have also been included in the data. Area Characteristics Considered the heart of the Central Goldfields, Maryborough is positioned approximately 60 kilometres north of Ballarat and 140 kilometres north-west of Melbourne. The region is well serviced with the Pyrenees Highway and ...

March 11, 2012, 1 p.m.

Tweed Coast Property Watch Q1 2012

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Tweed Heads Area, which encompasses the suburbs of Tweed Heads, Tweed Heads South, Tweed Heads West, Terranora, Bilambil, Bilambil Heights and Banora Point. The Tweed Heads Area property market has endured one of its toughest years on record in 2011, registering relatively low sales volumes on the back of poor buyer confidence and tighter lending practices. This trend has in fact been comparable within many non-mining based regions across the country, especially tourism centric coastal areas. With that said, the ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Werribee Area Property Watch Q1 2012

IN BRIEF Median prices for all sectors of the Werribee market performed strongly for the six months to March 2011. The house market recorded a 8.9% annual increase, units 9.8% and vacant land surged to a 10.8% annual growth. The strong price growth occurred against a background of falling sales numbers. Housing numbers were down 42% against the five year average, whilst units and vacant land were down 57% and 74% respectively. Scope This report analyses the current trends and performance of the Werribee Areas house, unit and vacant land markets. To portray a succinct overview of the Werribee market, ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Warwick Property Watch Q1 2012

IN BRIEF Although relatively volatile, the median house price for Warwick achieved positive annual growth of 7.0 per cent in the year to September 2011, and has demonstrated greater long-term average annual growth rates than that recorded for Toowoomba. The level of sales activity across the house market has diluted considerably in recent years to record some of the lowest volumes evidenced in over a decade. Conversely, the vacant land market managed to buck this trend to record a notable increase in sales volumes in the six months to September 2011. Scope The following Property Watch report is the result ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Sydney Hotspots Property Watch Q1 2012

Scope The purpose of this report is to assess the suburbs of Sydney that have the potential to perform over the coming year. Suburbs have been chosen based on current pricing levels, infrastructure, property trends, access to amenities and other factors. What happened in 2011? Sydney proved to be one of the most resilient residential property markets in Australia, with an annual growth in the unit median price despite a small fall in the median house price. Activity fell together with consumer confidence, but prices held firm overall and forced sales accounted for only a small per cent of the ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Surfers Paradise Property Watch Q1 2012

Scope The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Surfers Paradise house and unit markets. Analysis provided within this report focuses on highlighting the recent performance of Surfers Paradise with due consideration of prevailing economic influences. Surfers Paradise House Market The median house price for Surfers Paradise has gained considerable momentum, recording $1,425,000 in the year to September 2011, an improvement of 20.8 per cent. As evidenced in the House Sales Cycle to the right, the median price since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2008 has gradually ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Palm Beach Property Watch Q1 2012

IN BRIEF The Palm Beach Area house and unit market demonstrated a continued softening trend in both median price growth and sales activity, with the house market outperforming the unit market, albeit marginally. The unit market has demonstrated comparable capital gains to the house market during the September 2011 half year period to record an average annual capital appreciation of 2.5 per cent, just short of the 4.0 per cent achieved in the house market. Scope The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the defined Palm Beach study ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Greater Mudgeeraba Property Watch Q1 2012

IN BRIEF Sales activity in both the house and vacant land markets during the six months to September 2011 recorded some of the lowest levels evidenced in over a decade. The unit market managed to buck this trend to record an impressive increase in sales volumes during the same period. The unit market has demonstrated comparable capital gains to the house market during the September 2011 half year period to record an average annual capital appreciation of 2.6 per cent per annum, just short of the 3.7 per cent per annum achieved in the house market. Scope The following Property ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Greater Helensvale Property Watch Q1 2012

IN BRIEF The Greater Helensvale house market has demonstrated a continued decreasing trend in sales activity, attributed largely to softened land values and reluctant vendors. The median price for the house market has corrected to record an annual decrease of 4.6 per cent from the October 2010 half year period, as demand for more affordable product strengthens. Scope The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the defined Greater Helensvale study area. Analysis provided within this report focuses on highlighting the recent performance of Greater Helensvale with due consideration ...