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May 30, 2011, 2 p.m.

Cairns Property Watch Q2 2011

For the purposes of this report, the Northern Cairns Area encompasses the suburbs highlighted orange in the map within the report. This area stretches from Kewarra Beach in the north and Redlynch in the south. Area Characteristics The Northern Cairns Area belongs to the regional city of Cairns, situated in Far North Queensland, approximately 1,700km by road from Brisbane. It serves as the base for those who want to explore Cooktown, Cape York Peninsula and the Atherton Tableland. Tourism is the largest industry for the region with the Great Barrier Reef less than an hour by boat and many other ...

May 26, 2011, 2 p.m.

Sunshine Coast Market Overview Q2 2011

Overview The Sunshine Coast is located in South East Queensland roughly one hours drive north of Brisbane, the Queensland state capital. The presiding local government authority for the region is the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, which formed as the result of an amalgamation between the Maroochy, Caloundra and Noosa councils. There are many beachside towns and hinterland communities within the Sunshine Coast region, with the most established areas being Alexandra Headland, Caloundra, Coolum, Kawana Waters, Marcoola, Mooloolaba, Noosa, Peregian Beach and Nambour. There are also several mountain villages including Maleny and Montville in the Noosa Hinterland and the Blackall Ranges. ...

May 26, 2011, 2 p.m.

Townsville Property Watch Q1 2011

Scope The following Property Watch investigates the house and unit markets comprising the Townsville and Northern Beaches Area. This report highlights trends influencing these property markets and the factors contributing to its competitive environment. For the purposes of this report the Townsville and Northern Beaches Area encompasses the suburbs highlighted in the map to the right. Area Characteristics Adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef, Townsville is located in the dry tropics region of the North Coast of Queensland. As the largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast, Townsville is considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland. Its diverse economy, ...

May 24, 2011, 2 p.m.

Bundaberg Property Watch Q2 2011

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends within the Bundaberg Local Government Area (LGA), with a specific analysis on the Bargara market. The aim of this report is to outline the recent performance of the house, unit and vacant land markets within this region. Area Characteristics Bundaberg is located roughly 380 kilometres north of Brisbane and 15 kilometres inland from the coastline. Due to its locality, this regional community is considered to be the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Boasting sunny weather for the majority of the year, ...

May 24, 2011, 2 p.m.

Brisbane Affordable Market Overview Q2 2011

Overview As the debate on the affordability of residential property continues, PRDnationwide Research has analysed the affordable sub $500,000 market within Brisbane over the past five years. Noticeably over this period, the Brisbane market has seen a shift in what affordable price points account for the majority of transactions. During the 2005 half year to December, the sub $500,000 price point represented the majority of Brisbanes total house market transactions accounting for 77% of sales. Most recently during the December 2010 half year however, this price point accounted for just 41% of total sales. Analysis of the affordable market throughout ...

May 24, 2011, 2 p.m.

Mackay LGA Property Watch Q2 2011

Demographic Snapshot For the purpose of this report, the Mackay Local Government Area (LGA) refers to the amalgamation of the Mackay, Sarina, and Mirani Local Government Areas. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) the Mackay LGA had a total population of 116,123 at June 2010. This equates to a strong population growth rate of 3.1% from June 2009, considering a growth rate of anything over 1% equates to a healthy property market, through sustained demand. The Mackay community has a median age of 35 years. Of the total population residing within the Mackay LGA, the bulk of residents ...

May 24, 2011, 2 p.m.

Gladstone Market Overview Q2 2011

Overview The Gladstone Highlight Report analyses the performance of residential real estate within the Gladstone Regional Council and its various markets. As highlighted in the map to the left, the Gladstone Regional Council has been divided into four main precincts subject to analysis within this report. These include the Gladstone City Region, Calliope Area, Tannum Sands Area and Agnes Water Region. The Gladstone Regional Council is located around 550 kilometres north of the state capital Brisbane and 100 kilometres south-east of Rockhampton. This Local Government Area (LGA) was formed on the 15 th March 2008 as part of an amalgamation ...

May 18, 2011, 2 p.m.

NSW Southern Highlands Property Watch Q2 2011

Scope This report analyses New South Wales Southern Highlands. The report highlights the areas characteristics, demographics and the performance of the property market within the region. Area Characteristics The New South Wales Southern Highlands is made up of the Wingecarribee Local Government Area (LGA). Situated about 110 kilometres south west of Sydneys CBD and 140 kilometres north east of Canberra, the region covers an area of approximately 2,689 square kilometres. The region is easily accessible, located an hour and a halfs drive along the Hume Highway from Sydney or a short drive from Wollongong via the Illawarra Highway from the ...

May 17, 2011, 2 p.m.

Dubbo LGA Property Watch Q2 2011

Scope The following Property Watch is the result of an investigation into the house, unit and vacant land markets within the Dubbo Local Government Area (LGA). Area Characteristics The Dubbo LGA is located approximately 300 kilometres north-west of Sydney at the Orana Region of NSW, at the intersection of major transport routes for road, rail and air. The City of Dubbo is the commercial centre for the area with several shopping complexes including the Orana Mall, Macquarie and Talbragar streets strip malls and Centro Dubbo . The main arterial roads of Golden, Mitchell and Newell Highways link Dubbo with the ...

May 17, 2011, 2 p.m.

Brisbane Rental Market Overview Q2 2011

According to the latest data released by the Rental Tenancies Authority, the most popular rental variation was the two bedroom unit which has secured 5,078 new bonds during the March 2011 quarter. This does however represent a slight decrease of 0.6% when compared to the previous March 2010 quarter. Three bedroom houses accounted for the second highest generation of new bonds at 3,386, a slight dip of just 0.1% from the corresponding period in 2010. In terms of townhouses, three bedroom tenancies were most in demand by a considerable margin recording 1,672 new bonds. This also equated to the strongest ...