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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 13, 2011, 2 p.m.

Yeppoon Property Watch Q2 2011

Area Characteristics Located on Keppel Bay, the Greater Yeppoon Area is a coastal region based around the suburb of Yeppoon. This region is situated in Central Queensland around 700 kilometres north of Brisbane, the state capital, and 40 kilometres from its nearest regional centre of Rockhampton. The major drawcards for the region are predominately the long stretches of beaches and group of islands located just off the coast, known as the Keppel Islands. These islands form the basis of the local tourism industry. In the north of the Greater Yeppoon Area is the Byfield State Forest and National Park which ...

May 5, 2011, 2 p.m.

Palm Beach Property Watch Q2 2011

Area Characteristics The Palm Beach Area is located approximately 20 minutes south of Surfers Paradise and 10 minutes north of the Gold Coast Airport. There are a number of significant natural landmarks such as the Tallebudgera Creek, Currumbin Creek, rainforests, bushland and beautiful beaches housing well known surf breaks, including Palm Beach, Currumbin and Tugun. The local real estate market is comprised of housing stock to suit all tastes and budgets with many located within close proximity to the beach and amenities. For the purpose of this report, the Palm Beach area includes the suburbs of Palm Beach, Elanora , ...

May 4, 2011, 2 p.m.

Toowoomba Property Watch Q2 2011

For the purposes of this report, Toowoomba is defined as the area that falls within the same boundary as the old Toowoomba Local Government Area. This report will outline the major trends that have influenced the areas residential property market and identify the types of house, unit and vacant land stock that have transacted during the December 2010 half year period. Demographics According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimated resident population, the Toowoomba Regional Local Government Area had a total of 98,649 residents as at June 2010. This equates to an increase of 1.7% or 1,636 new residents ...

May 3, 2011, 2 p.m.

Ipswich Market Overview Q2 2011

Overview The Ipswich City Local Government Area (LGA) is located approximately 30 kilometres west from the Brisbane CBD and borders the Brisbane LGA to the northwest and Logan LGA to the southeast. As the oldest provincial city in Queensland, Ipswich lays claim to more than 6,000 heritage listed sites and is now the eighth largest city within Queensland. The amalgamation of Queensland LGAs in 2008 saw the region lose part of Mutdapilly , Peak Crossing and Harrisville to the Scenic Rim LGA. Despite the loss of these suburbs, Ipswich City has continued to grow into one of the key regions ...

April 29, 2011, 2 p.m.

Brisbane Highlight Report Q2 2011

The Brisbane residential real estate market has experienced a volatile 2010, responding to increasing interest rates, the rising cost of living and general uncertainty within real estate. As a result, there has been an exodus of potential buyers from the market, particularly within the more affordable price points, placing pressure on rentals. Concurrently, sales activity has dropped to its lowest level in a decade over the December 2010 six month period, tipping the market in favour of active purchasers. Given interest rates have remained on hold since the surprise rate rise in November 2010, it is hoped that momentum would ...

April 10, 2011, 2 p.m.

Australian Capital Territory Property Watch Q1 2011

The following Property Watch is the result of an investigation into the house, unit and vacant land markets within the Australian Capital Territory with specific focus on the City of Canberra.

March 11, 2011, 1 p.m.

Perth Property Watch Q1 2011

The following Property Watch investigates the house and unit markets comprising the Perth Statistical Division (SD). This report highlights trends influencing these property markets and the factors contributing to its competitive environment. Area Characteristics Perth is the state capital of Western Australia and is the fourth most populous city in Australia. The metropolitan area of Perth has evolved around the Swan River, where the central business district and most established suburbs of Perth are located. However, a significant portion of Perth's premium premium real estate markets are located along the coast line. Notably, this city currently holds the prestigious title ...

March 10, 2011, 1 p.m.

Sydney Northwest Property Watch Q1 2011

The report analyses The Hills and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs). It highlights the regions characteristics and demographics, as well as the performance of the house, unit and vacant land markets in the area. Area Characteristics Sydneys Northwest Region is located approximately 25 kilometres north west of Sydneys CBD, covering an area of 462 square kilometres. Road transportation to the area is provided through the M2 and the Westlink M7 freeways while links to the Sydney CBD are provided via City Rails Northern and Western Lines and by the express Hills Bus line. The new Parramatta to Epping Rail Line ...

March 1, 2011, 1 p.m.

Sutherland Shire LGA Property Watch Q1 2011

Area Characteristics The Sutherland LGA is located approximately 25 kilometres south of Sydneys CBD and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, Botany Bay and the Georges River to the north and the Royal National Park to the south. The area is easily accessible by the Princes Highway running directly through the region, and the South Coast and Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra rail lines linking the Sutherland Shire with Sydney in the north and Wollongong in the south. The two main attractions to the Shire are its extensive national parks and beaches, providing an attractive outdoor lifestyle for ...