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April 29, 2012, 2 p.m.

Ballarat Property Watch Q2 2012

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 to ...

April 26, 2012, 2 p.m.

Ipswich Area Property Watch Q2 2012

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Ipswich Area, which encompasses the suburbs within the 4304, 4305 and 4306 post codes. The Ipswich Area house market registered 509 settled transactions in the six months to December 2011, representing an 18 per cent decrease in sales volumes from that recorded during the corresponding period in 2010, though on par with that recorded in the preceding June 2011 half year period. It has been 15 years since sales activity in the Ipswich Area market was this diluted. Vacant land ...

April 16, 2012, 2 p.m.

Mackay Unit Property Watch Q2 2012

MACKAY UNIT MARKET OVERVIEW The following report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Mackay unit market. Specifically, the report will highlight the recent performances of three distinct markets within Mackay with due consideration of the wider economic climate. Mackay City, Mackay City Fringe and the defined Mackay Urban Area unit markets will be investigated for the purpose of comparative analysis and are depicted by the map to the left. A list of all the suburbs included within each area is provided at the back of the report. Sales activity across all ...

April 16, 2012, 2 p.m.

Wagga Wagga Property Watch Q1 2012

Wagga Wagga City Council Market Overview Wagga Waggas location, on the main transport route between Sydney and Melbourne, and its function as administration centre for the wider Murrumbidgee region have helped it to become NSWs largest inland city, with a population of approximately 63,500 residents. The healthcare and social assistance, retail trade and accommodation, and food industries are the Citys largest employers, supported by strong financial and public administration sectors. The Wagga Wagga local government area (LGA) experienced a sharp drop in residential sales activity between the December 2007 and June 2008 half year period. This was followed by an ...

April 2, 2012, 2 p.m.

Melton Property Watch Q1 2012

This report analyses the current trends and performance of the Melton Local Government Areas (LGA) house, unit and vacant land markets. It further highlights the regions local trends to provide an understanding of the type of real estate product in demand by the local market. Area Characteristics The Melton LGA encompasses almost 530 square kilometres, with its closest perimeter approximately 20 kilometres west of Melbournes CBD. The region comprises of 20 suburbs and has been earmarked as a key growth corridor for Victoria, with much of Melbournes urban sprawl already encroaching the LGAs eastern border. With strong population growth driving ...

March 28, 2012, 1 p.m.

Penrith Property Watch Q1 2012

The Penrith City Council is located on the Great Western Motorway and the Blue Mountain rail line, with the Penrith city centre providing services to a catchment area that also includes the Blue Mountains. The Council area is well supported by health, transport, sports and shopping facilities, adding to the amenity of the region. The local government area (LGA) is growing, albeit at a slower pace than the Sydney Metropolitan average, with government estimates predicting a 1% per annum population growth. It is expected that 211,000 residents will live in the City by 2031 compared to approximately 175,000 in 2012. ...

March 28, 2012, 1 p.m.

Mildura Property Watch Q1 2012

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 kilometres ...

March 20, 2012, 1 p.m.

Horsham Property Watch Q4 2011

In Brief Horshams median house sale price reached a new high of $211,000 culminated from a ten year low transaction level of 116 sales The median sale price for Horshams vacant land has grown strongly to close at $91,250 for the six months to June 2011 Scope This report analyses the current trends and performance of the Horsham Local Government Areas (LGA) house and vacant land 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 Located in the ...

March 20, 2012, 1 p.m.

Coolangatta Property Watch Q1 2012

The Coolangatta Area property market has recorded a historic low in sales activity over a single half year period, with a total of 168 house and unit sales registered in the six months to December 2011. House sales have fallen a notable 44.6 per cent from that recorded in the June 2011 half year period, with unit sales experiencing a more subtle decrease of 8.7 per cent over the same period. Sales volumes for the year 2011 are in fact less than that recorded in 2008 amid the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). At this point in time, economic recession induced ...

March 19, 2012, 1 p.m.

Coffs Harbour Property Watch Q1 2012

The City of Coffs Harbour is a coastal local government area (LGA) located on NSW Mid-North Coast, 430 kilometres north of Sydney. Cycles of expansion and consolidation have dominated the Coffs Harbour market over the past twenty years, providing good returns and capital appreciation over the long term. The coastal part of the LGA can be divided into four regions. The southern part surrounds the town of Sawtell, while Woolgoolga and Sandy Beach are the main centres in the northern region, and Sapphire Beach, Korora and Moonee Beach make up the adjoining region between Sandy Beach and Coffs Harbour. Many ...