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July 5, 2012, 2 p.m.

New South Wales Regional Cities 2012

The Evocities Project - An Overview The Evocities campaign is a local and federal government funded initiative encouraging people to live, work and invest in seven of New South Waless leading regional cities. By choosing to focus on Energy, Vision and Opportunity (EVO) the government aims to help capital city dwellers move to a regional city, with benefits that include a lower cost of living, strong career and business opportunities and an enhanced lifestyle. According to the evocities website, the campaign has led to the relocation of 275 people in its first year of operation, with 400 capital city dwellers ...

July 5, 2012, 2 p.m.

Sippy Downs Property Watch Q2 2012

SIPPY DOWNS MARKET OVERVIEW The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of Sippy Downs. The Sippy Downs community is located approximately 90km from the Brisbane CBD, bounded by the Bruce Highway and Sunshine Motorway to the west and by the Mooloolah River National Park to the east. Only 10 minutes from the Sunshine Coasts best surf beaches, the suburb boasts a serene backdrop, with a nexus of eco-spines delineating the urban form in addition to numerous parks and recreational facilities. Sippy Downs is also the education hub of the ...

July 5, 2012, 2 p.m.

Bundaberg Property Watch Q2 2012

BUNDABERG LGA OVERVIEW The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Bundaberg Local Government Area (LGA) with an additional focus on the Bundaberg Coastal Area, which encompasses the suburbs of Bargara, Coral Cove, Innes Park, Burnett Heads and Elliott heads. The Bundaberg LGA property market has experienced a continued weakening in sales activity during the six months to March 2012, with house and unit markets registering fewer transactions than that recorded for the corresponding period in 2011. Land transactions on the other hand remained on par with that ...

July 5, 2012, 2 p.m.

Werribee Property Watch Q2 2012

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Wyndham Local Government Area, which encompasses the city of Werribee and surrounding suburbs including Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook and Wyndham Vale. The Wyndham area continues to be one of the fastest growing regions in Victoria, supporting the Western development of Melbourne. Transaction volumes have seen consistent increases from the start of the century through to late 2009/10 for both houses and units. Since then volumes had been softening steadily, the six months to March 2012 however has seen a sizeable ...

July 3, 2012, 2 p.m.

Port Macquarie Property Watch Q2 2012

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market conditions of Port Macquarie. Port Macquaries mild climate and affordable housing market has long attracted buyers searching for a lifestyle or sea change. More recently the market has seen demand from local and interstate buyers who are looking to retire in the City or are in the process of upgrading their existing dwelling. Owners reluctance to meet the market has seen activity decline over the past two years, with the March 2012 half year period recording 322 house sales compared with the long ...

June 5, 2012, 2 p.m.

Horsham Property Watch Q2 2012

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Horsham Area, which encompasses the suburbs of Horsham and Haven, with a comparison to the wider Horsham Local Government Area (LGA). The Horsham Area property market has averaged 187 settled house sales per six month period over the past decade. The most recent settled sales to be released by the Valuer General of Victoria were up to the month of February 2012, culminating to 123 sales over a six months period to February 2012. Although this amounts to a figure ...

June 5, 2012, 2 p.m.

Whitsunday Property Watch Q2 2012

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Whitsunday Area, which encompasses the suburbs within the 4802 post code. The Whitsunday Area property market has demonstrated positive signs of recovery in the first quarter of 2012, with sales activity improving across all markets in the six months to March 2012. Activity in the house market has been rather stagnant since the economic downturn in 2008, with that being said, volumes are trending upward to levels recorded during the onset of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). This is of ...

June 5, 2012, 2 p.m.

Dapto Property Watch Q2 2012

House market overview The 2530 postcode is part of the City of Wollongong comprising the suburbs of Dapto, Haywards Bay, Horsley, Kanahooka and Koonawarra. Detached houses are the main type of dwelling in the area, with units and townhouses accounting for 2% to 3% of total sales. The February 2012 half year experienced a 3.8% increase in sales from the same period in 2011, with 218 house transactions in the six month period. Consolidation in the median house price resulted in flat growth over the 12 month period to February. After a strong increase in prices due to favourable conditions ...

June 5, 2012, 2 p.m.

Yeppoon Property Watch Q2 2012

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Yeppoon Area, which encompasses the suburbs within the 4703 post code. The Yeppoon Area property market has gained traction in the six months to February 2012, with sales volumes in the house and land markets trending towards levels recorded prior to the onset of the economic downturn in 2008. The Yeppoon Area house market has registered a total of 202 transactions in the six months to February 2012, representing a significant improvement in the level of sales volumes (46.4 per ...

June 5, 2012, 2 p.m.

Melton Property Watch Q2 2012

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Melton Local Government Area, an area of some 530 square kilometres encompassing 20 suburbs. With its closest boundary only 20 kilometres west of the Melbourne CBD, the Melton LGA has been earmarked as a corridor for Melbournes continuing growth. In general terms the Victorian real estate market has seen a downturn on transaction levels and price growth over the last two years due largely it would seem to continued economic uncertainty and the negative impact this has had on buyer ...