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Nov. 30, 2011, 1 p.m.

Bankstown LGA Property Watch Q4 2011

This report analyses the Bankstown Local Government Area (LGA). It highlights the regions characteristics 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 region of Sydney . Bordered by the Georges River and the Local Government Areas of Canterbury, Auburn, Parramatta and Fairfield, the region is known for its family oriented community. Major shopping facilities are found in t he Centro Bankstown , with more strip shopping located in Bankstown City Plaza. The main arterial roads servicing the LGA are the M5 ...

Nov. 30, 2011, 1 p.m.

Port Macquarie Property Watch Q4 2011

This report analyses the current trends and performance of the Port Macquarie house and unit markets. It also contains a brief overview of the demography and recent infrastructure developments in the region. Area Characteristics Port Macquarie is located approximately 300 kilometres north of Sydney and 440 kilometres south of Brisbane, in a region known for its natural beauty, wineries and beaches. The region has one of the most moderate climates in Australia, with temperatures normally ranging between 15 and 30 degrees. Port Macquarie is the regional centre within the Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Council, providing air links to Sydney and Brisbane ...

Nov. 27, 2011, 1 p.m.

Robina Area Waterfront Property Watch Q4 2011

Area Characteristics Comprising a total area of 1,850 hectares, Robina was one of the largest private master planned community developments in Australia. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, as at June 2010 the Estimated Residential Population of Robina was 22,660 residents. Varsity Lakes is another master planned community which is bounded by the 80 hectare Lake Orr and the 18 hole Robina Woods Golf Course. The area is a $1 billion community comprising of residential villages, business precincts and retail centres, developed on 343 hectares and is home to 14,751 residents as at June 2010. The rate of population ...

Nov. 27, 2011, 1 p.m.

QLD Sales Overview Q4 2011

Across many areas in Queensland residential real estate has undergone a significant softening in sales activity and values, as demand has reflected the general decline in sentiment and confidence. The majority of first home buyers took the step into home ownership when the boost to the grant was available in 2009 and interest rates were drastically low. The future supply of this segment of buyers have been sapped and investors appear to be patiently waiting to see if they can attain a better bargain with values declining across most markets in the state. As a result of decreasing demand to ...

Nov. 7, 2011, 1 p.m.

Ballarat Property Watch Q4 2011

Scope This report analyses the current trends and performance of the Ballarat Local Government Areas (LGA) house and unit markets. It further highlights the areas characteristics and demographic trends to provide an understanding of the type of real estate product in demand by the local market. Area Characteristics Situated approximately 105 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, the City of Ballarat exists as Victorias primary inland regional hub. The Midland Highway runs through Ballarat Central, providing direct access to the Western Freeway and the Melbourne CBD. The region is also well serviced by the Ballarat Rail Line, which offers commuters a service ...

Nov. 7, 2011, 1 p.m.

Mildura Property Watch Q4 2011

Scope This report analyses the current trends and performance of the Mildura Region house, unit and land markets. It further highlights this regions characteristics to provide an understanding of potential future trends and the type of product in demand by the local market. For the purposes of this report the Mildura region comprises the neighbouring suburbs highlighted in the map to the right. Area Characteristics Positioned alongside the banks of the Murray River, Mildura is located in the far north-west corner of Victoria, with many of its neighbouring suburbs crossing the river boarder into New South Wales. Located approximately 475 ...

Nov. 6, 2011, 1 p.m.

Sydney Hills District Property Watch Q4 2011

Scope The following Property Watch is the result of an investigation into the house and unit markets within the Hills Local Government Area (LGA). Area Characteristics Sydneys Hills Region is located approximately 20 kilometres north west of Sydneys CBD, covering an area of 400 square kilometres. Road transportation to the area is provided through the M2 Motorway and the Westlink M7 while links to the Sydney CBD are provided via CityRails Northern and Western Lines and by the express Hills Bus Line. The Hills District boasts many quality educational institutions, with over 70 public and private schools located within the ...

Nov. 2, 2011, 1 p.m.

Cairns Property Watch Q4 2011

For the purposes of this report, the Cairns Area encompasses the suburbs highlighted orange in the map to the right . This area stretches from Bellenden Ker in the south and Palm Beach in the north. Area Characteristics The regional city of Cairns, is 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 natural wonders such as ...

Nov. 2, 2011, 1 p.m.

Whitsundays Property Watch Q4 2011

Area Characteristics The Whitsunday Region is located 125 kilometres north of Mackay and is considered the gateway not only to the Whitsunday Islands, but also the Great Barrier Reef. This area has traditionally appealed directly to the tourist trade, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Close to 25% of the Whitsunday Region is designated parkland, with national parks making for excellent recreational opportunities. The regions economy is primarily supported by the tourism and sugar industries, with Airlie Beach and Proserpine acting as the major business centres. Within the Whitsunday region, Airlie Beach is one of the main tourist ...

Oct. 27, 2011, 1 p.m.

Ashmore Property Watch Q4 2011

The following Property Watch is the result of an investigation into the house, unit and vacant land market comprising suburbs within the Ashmore Area as depicted in the map to the right. The purpose of this report is to identify the trends influencing the performance of this real estate market and the factors contributing to its competitive environment.