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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 ...

Dec. 31, 2010, 1 p.m.

Lower North Shore Property Watch Q3 2010

Area Characteristics Sydney's Lower North Shore is known for its peaceful and leafy suburbs. The Lane Cove and Willoughby LGAs are bordered by Sydney Harbour in the south and Lane Cove River in the west. To the east lies Middle Harbour and to the north is the council of Ku-Ring-Gai. The area is located six kilometres north of the Sydney CBD. The Lower North Shore has a mix of detached houses, as well as apartments, mainly around Chatswood and the Pacific Highway. The majority of amenities can be found in the town centres of Chatswood and Lane Cove village, while ...

Dec. 31, 2010, 1 p.m.

Brisbane Hotspots 2011

The purpose of this Hotspot report is to identifies suburbs of Brisbane 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. In addition, our hotspot picks from the past year were analysed to see how they performed. Performance of 2010 hot spot picks Our ten hotspots from twelve months ago are shown to the right, together with how they performed over the past year. A total of 57 suburbs in the Brisbane LGA made over 10% growth in the median house ...