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March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Warwick Property Watch Q1 2012

IN BRIEF Although relatively volatile, the median house price for Warwick achieved positive annual growth of 7.0 per cent in the year to September 2011, and has demonstrated greater long-term average annual growth rates than that recorded for Toowoomba. The level of sales activity across the house market has diluted considerably in recent years to record some of the lowest volumes evidenced in over a decade. Conversely, the vacant land market managed to buck this trend to record a notable increase in sales volumes in the six months to September 2011. Scope The following Property Watch report is the result ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Sydney Hotspots Property Watch Q1 2012

Scope The purpose of this report is to assess the 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 amenities and other factors. What happened in 2011? Sydney proved to be one of the most resilient residential property markets in Australia, with an annual growth in the unit median price despite a small fall in the median house price. Activity fell together with consumer confidence, but prices held firm overall and forced sales accounted for only a small per cent of the ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Surfers Paradise Property Watch Q1 2012

Scope The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Surfers Paradise house and unit markets. Analysis provided within this report focuses on highlighting the recent performance of Surfers Paradise with due consideration of prevailing economic influences. Surfers Paradise House Market The median house price for Surfers Paradise has gained considerable momentum, recording $1,425,000 in the year to September 2011, an improvement of 20.8 per cent. As evidenced in the House Sales Cycle to the right, the median price since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2008 has gradually ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Palm Beach Property Watch Q1 2012

IN BRIEF The Palm Beach Area house and unit market demonstrated a continued softening trend in both median price growth and sales activity, with the house market outperforming the unit market, albeit marginally. The unit market has demonstrated comparable capital gains to the house market during the September 2011 half year period to record an average annual capital appreciation of 2.5 per cent, just short of the 4.0 per cent achieved in the house market. Scope The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the defined Palm Beach study ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Greater Mudgeeraba Property Watch Q1 2012

IN BRIEF Sales activity in both the house and vacant land markets during the six months to September 2011 recorded some of the lowest levels evidenced in over a decade. The unit market managed to buck this trend to record an impressive increase in sales volumes during the same period. The unit market has demonstrated comparable capital gains to the house market during the September 2011 half year period to record an average annual capital appreciation of 2.6 per cent per annum, just short of the 3.7 per cent per annum achieved in the house market. Scope The following Property ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Greater Helensvale Property Watch Q1 2012

IN BRIEF The Greater Helensvale house market has demonstrated a continued decreasing trend in sales activity, attributed largely to softened land values and reluctant vendors. The median price for the house market has corrected to record an annual decrease of 4.6 per cent from the October 2010 half year period, as demand for more affordable product strengthens. Scope The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the defined Greater Helensvale study area. Analysis provided within this report focuses on highlighting the recent performance of Greater Helensvale with due consideration ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Geelong Area Property Watch Q1 2012

IN BRIEF The Geelong Areas median sale price for houses closed the six months to September 2011 at $342,000, culminated from a total of 1,327 sales. The median sale price for units and vacant land grew strongly to both record annual growth rates of 9.6% Scope This report analyses the current trends and performance of the Geelong Areas house, unit and vacant land markets. It further highlights the areas characteristics and trends to provide an understanding of the type of real estate product in demand by the local market. For the purpose of this report, the Geelong Area comprises the ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Brisbane Investor Overview Q1 2012

Overview This report provides a comprehensive analysis on investors purchasing within the Brisbane Local Government Area (LGA). Analysis was conducted for settled house and unit sales within the six month period ending October 2011, with a comparison to the six month period ending October 2010. For the purpose of this report, sales for homeowners have been excluded, as have sales above $10,000,000. Only house and unit stock were analysed in this report. While there is still a portion of sales that have yet to settle, the analysis has provided a succinct conclusion of investment within the Brisbane LGA. Investors prefer ...

March 6, 2012, 1 p.m.

Werribee Area Property Watch Q1 2012

IN BRIEF Median prices for all sectors of the Werribee market performed strongly for the six months to March 2011. The house market recorded a 8.9% annual increase, units 9.8% and vacant land surged to a 10.8% annual growth. The strong price growth occurred against a background of falling sales numbers. Housing numbers were down 42% against the five year average, whilst units and vacant land were down 57% and 74% respectively. Scope This report analyses the current trends and performance of the Werribee Areas house, unit and vacant land markets. To portray a succinct overview of the Werribee market, ...

March 5, 2012, 1 p.m.

Dubbo Property Watch Q1 2012

IN BRIEF Strong employment prospects exist, with mining companies intensifying their activity in the region. The median house price declined 4.6% to $257,500 in the year to September 2011. The newly gazetted LEP creates investment certainty for developers, with more residential lots expected to be released in 2012. Scope The following report is the result of an investigation into the Dubbo LGA (Local Government Area), which includes the suburb of Dubbo and the surrounding towns. The Economy Despite softer economic conditions in Australia and overseas, the Dubbo region has been benefiting from strong investment. The area is known for its ...