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Feb. 15, 2011, 1 p.m.

Chatswood Area Property Watch Q1 2011

Area Characteristics The Chatswood region is located approximately 8.5 kilometres (Willoughby) and 11 kilometres (Chatswood) north of the Sydney CBD and bounded by the Ku-Ring-Gai Council to the north. The area is easily accessible by the Gore Hill Freeway and the Pacific Highway, with regular rail services to Chatswood Station. Chatswood is renowned as the major regional centre, with the Westfield and Chatswood Chase shopping centres catering for local and intercity population. To the east is the suburb of Willoughby, combining low and medium density houses with parks and strip-mall style shopping facilities. Unit Market Unit type product made up ...

Feb. 15, 2011, 1 p.m.

Mudgeeraba Area Property Watch Q1 2011

Scope The following Property Watch is the result of an investigation into the house, unit and vacant land markets comprising the Greater Mudgeeraba Area property market. The purpose of this report is to identify trends influencing this regions property market in recent years and factors contributing to this markets competitive environment. Area Characteristics For the purposes of this report, the Greater Mudgeeraba Area comprises the suburbs of Worongary, Tallai, Mudgeeraba and Reedy Creek. Nestled below Springbrook, the Greater Mudgeeraba Area is in close proximity to several major transport infrastructure nodes such as the M1 and South Coast Railway, providing easy ...

Feb. 7, 2011, 1 p.m.

Helensvale Property Watch Q1 2011

Area Characteristics Helensvale is located 13km north of Surfers Paradise and was the first integrated suburb built on the hinterland fringe of the Gold Coast. People tend to be attracted to the Helensvale Area for its modern facilities, accessibility, connectivity and topographic advantages in comparison to other areas of the Gold Coast. Helensvale is a vital public transport hub for the region and is expected to further develop as a transit node. The area is very well connected to the greater Gold Coast via the Gold Coast Highway, Pacific Motorway and the Helensvale railway station. The area has a Westfield ...

Feb. 3, 2011, 1 p.m.

ACT Property Watch Q1 2011

Scope The following Property Watch is the result of an investigation into the house, unit and vacant land markets within the Australian Capital Territory with specific focus on the City of Canberra. Area Characteristics and Demographics The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is located approximately 280 kilometres south west of Sydney and 670 kilometres north of Melbourne, covering an approximate area of 2,350 square kilometres. Four major highways lead into the area, with daily rail services to Sydney. Canberra, the nations capital is located in the Northeastern corner of the ACT and accommodates the majority of the population in the region. ...

Feb. 1, 2011, 1 p.m.

Hastings LGA Property Watch Q1 2011

Scope This report analyses the current trends and performance of the Hastings LGAs house, unit and vacant land markets. Area Characteristics The Hastings LGA is located approximately 300 kilometres north of Sydney and 440 kilometres south of Brisbane, covering a vast area of state forest, national parks, agricultural areas, lakes and mountain ranges. The region is known for its natural beauty, its wineries and beaches. The LGA has one of the most moderate climates in Australia, with temperatures normally ranging between 15 and 30 degrees. Three major hubs exist within the Hastings LGA, with Port Macquarie being the largest tourist ...

Feb. 1, 2011, 1 p.m.

Northern Beach Towns NSW Highlight Report Q1 2011

Local Area Characteristics The northern beach town region of New South Wales spans 90 kilometres along the coastline, offering a combination of national parks and golden beaches. The area is located between 742 kilometres to 828 kilometres north of Sydney and 110 kilometres to 191 kilometres south of Brisbane. It is typified by quiet beachside communities with undeveloped landscapes, representing a haven for holiday makers and retirees. Recently, improvements to the accessibility of this region has made it possible for residents to utilise the ever expanding employment nodes of the Gold Coast and Coolangatta, but still retain the quieter beachside ...

Feb. 1, 2011, 1 p.m.

Sydney Middle Ring Affordable Houses Overview

Middle Ring House Sales Activity below $500,000 The Sydney Metropolitan Area experienced significant house price increases in 2010, buoyed by second and third home buyers upgrading their residences. This resulted in a decline of 54 per cent in the number of house transactions below $500,000 from the September 2009 to September 2010 half year period. With affordable house stock becoming scarce and higher ongoing costs associated with the ownership of strata titled dwellings, many potential buyers are now becoming long term tenants facing ever increasing rent prices. In light of repeated reports about Sydneys house affordability and the demise of ...

Jan. 27, 2011, 1 p.m.

Bankstown Property Watch Q1 2011

Scope This report analyses the Bankstown Local Government Area (LGA). It highlights the regions characteristics and demographics, as well as the performance of the house and unit markets in the area. Area Characteristics The Bankstown LGA is a major economic centre within the Southwest Sydney region. Bordered by the Georges River and the Local Government Areas of Canterbury, Auburn, Parramatta and Fairfield, the region is known for its multicultural population. Arterial roads such as the M5 Motorway and the Hume Highway cross the LGA, creating convenient links to the Sydney CBD and neighboring town centres. The two major rail lines ...

Jan. 27, 2011, 1 p.m.

Kippa Ring Property Watch Q1 2011

Scope The following Property Watch report is the result of an examination of historic and current market activity within the Redcliffe Peninsula. The report takes into account recent sales, median house prices and price points over the past ten years. The aim of this report is to outline the recent performance of the housing and unit market , while considering external factors that may influence the market. For the purpose of this report the Redcliffe Peninsula includes the suburbs of Redcliffe, Clontarf, Kippa-Ring, Woody Point, Margate and Scarborough. Area Characteristics The Redcliffe Peninsula is located roughly 25 kilometres north of ...

Jan. 4, 2011, 1 p.m.

Sydney Hotspots 2011

The purpose of this Property Watch report is to assess 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 amenity and other factors. What happened in 2010? As seen from the map to the right, 132 suburbs recorded at least ten per cent growth over the year, backed by a significant number of transactions. The Hotspots 2010 table shows the suburbs within Sydney that achieved the highest median price growth over the year. The highest growth in the house market occurred in ...