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June 5, 2012, 2 p.m.

Yeppoon Property Watch Q2 2012

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Yeppoon Area, which encompasses the suburbs within the 4703 post code. The Yeppoon Area property market has gained traction in the six months to February 2012, with sales volumes in the house and land markets trending towards levels recorded prior to the onset of the economic downturn in 2008. The Yeppoon Area house market has registered a total of 202 transactions in the six months to February 2012, representing a significant improvement in the level of sales volumes (46.4 per ...

June 5, 2012, 2 p.m.

Melton Property Watch Q2 2012

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Melton Local Government Area, an area of some 530 square kilometres encompassing 20 suburbs. With its closest boundary only 20 kilometres west of the Melbourne CBD, the Melton LGA has been earmarked as a corridor for Melbournes continuing growth. In general terms the Victorian real estate market has seen a downturn on transaction levels and price growth over the last two years due largely it would seem to continued economic uncertainty and the negative impact this has had on buyer ...

June 3, 2012, 2 p.m.

Bendigo Property Watch Q2 2012

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Bendigo Local Government Area, which encompasses the city of Bendigo and the surrounding area of some 3,048 square kilometres. Eaglehawk, Elmore and Heathcote are some of the larger townships outside of Bendigo in the area. Transaction volumes for both houses and units have decreased significantly since late 2010, it should be noted that many other similar regional markets, Ballarat for instance, have seen even larger decreases. The six months to February 2012 saw 696 houses transact, this is 185 fewer ...

June 3, 2012, 2 p.m.

Geelong Property Watch Q2 2012

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Geelong/Lara Area, which encompasses the metropolitan area of Geelong and surrounding townships including Avalon, Lara, Leopold and Little River. The coastal townships in the area such as Torquay, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove are excluded as they are a distinct market in themselves. It might be anticipated that the Geelong/Lara market would follow closely in the footsteps of the Melbourne market, Geelong itself being a large metropolitan centre and virtually on Melbournes doorstep. The Geelong/Lara area has been more typical of ...

June 3, 2012, 2 p.m.

Ararat Property Watch Q2 2012

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Ararat Local Government Area, which encompasses approximately 4,230 square kilometres in the south west of Victoria. Ararat, the largest centre in the LGA with a population of just over 7,000 is situated to the North of the region, other townships include Moyston, Warrak, Buangor, Willaura, Wickliffe and Lake Bolac. The six months to February 2012 saw some of the lowest transaction levels over the last ten years across all property types in the Ararat LGA. Volumes across Victoria have been ...

June 3, 2012, 2 p.m.

Warrnambool Property Watch Q2 2012

The following Property Watch report is the result of an investigation into the historic and current market trends of the Warrnambool Area, which encompasses the suburbs of Warrnambool, Allansford, Bushfield, Dennington, Woodford, and Yangery. The Warrnambool market has seen a sustained period of lower volumes and flat prices across all property types. The six months to January 2012 has seen volumes at historically low levels, with the house markets 172 transactions representing just under 70% of the average number of transactions for a six month period over the last five years. Volumes in the unit and vacant land markets were ...

June 3, 2012, 2 p.m.

Kelvin Grove Unit Market Property Watch Q2 2012

Underlying demand continues to underpin the performance of the Kelvin Grove unit market, with buyers quick to absorb new stock entering the market. This is demonstrated in the sales cycle chart by the fluctuations in sales activity over the past 10 years, with the peaks generally coinciding with new injections of stock in the market and vice-versa. Located within 2kms of the Brisbane CBD, the availability of land and/or suitable sites for densification is scarce. However, with the inception of the Kelvin Grove Urban Village precinct and the associated planning mechanisms that have facilitated high density development in the area, ...

June 3, 2012, 2 p.m.

Hervey Bay 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 Hervey Bay Area, which encompasses the suburbs of Urangan, Torquay, Scarness, Pialba, Point Vernon, Eli Waters, Urraween, Kawungan and Wondunna. The Hervey Bay Area house market continues to demonstrate weak sales performance, having recorded just 301 sales in the six months to February 2012. This level of activity represents the lowest volume recorded in over 14 years, with sales decreasing a further 3.2 per cent from the February 2011 half year period. The subdued level of activity in this most ...

May 27, 2012, 2 p.m.

PRDnationwide Quarterly Economic and Property Report Edition 2 2012

The Quarterly Economic and Property Report is a great tool for overcoming objections based on the macro-economy. These objections are typically concerns about whether interest rates will go up, unemployment will increase or the economy will crash. All of these issues are discussed in the report. As the most widely used report produced by PRDnationwide Research, the Quarterly Economic & Property Report can assist in establishing working relationships with accountants, lawyers, brokers etc. The Quarterly Economic and Property Report will typically include commentary on the following macro-economic indicators: Consumer Sentiment Business Confidence Inflation Interest Rates The Share Market Exchange Rates ...

May 9, 2012, 2 p.m.

Sydney Greater Metropolitan Region Rental Market Overview

Significant changes in rent prices and the number of new bond lodgements are often good indicators for investors who search for areas with strong demand for rental properties and solid rental returns. PRDnationwide Research analysed the most recent government rental data and identified the areas experienced the highest growth over the past five years. The research covered medium and high density dwellings in the Sydney Greater Metropolitan Region (GMR) which includes the Sydney metropolitan area, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Strong gains in the median rent price of a one bedroom unit was recorded in the middle and outer rings ...