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Dec. 2, 2020, 4:29 a.m.

Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 2nd Half 2020 - Gold Coast

Median property prices in Gold Coast Metro increased by 1.5% for houses to $670,000 from 2019 to 20201 and increased by 3.4% for units to $450,000. Limited stock and high demand have been the major drivers in median price growth for houses, proving resilient throughout COVID-19. The Gold Coast Metro property market has continued to show steady price growth over the past five years, creating confidence. Resilience in median unit price growth indicates excess stock continues to be absorbed, with supply partly halted due to COVID-19.

Nov. 25, 2020, 6:49 a.m.

Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 2nd Half 2020 - Brisbane

Median property prices in Brisbane Metro increased by 4.3% for houses to $678,000 from 2019 to 20201 and softened by -1.1% to $435,000 for units during the same period. Limited stock and high demand have supported median price growth for houses, showing resilience throughout COVID-19. A softer median unit price is expected, particularly due to the leftover oversupply from late 2016 to 2017.

Oct. 21, 2020, 4:26 a.m.

Shared Living Preferences Of Older Australians

Living alone is a significant contributor to general loneliness, particularly in the older community as it becomes more difficult to maintain a social circle. It is recognised that one in four Australians are lonely; especially widowed, divorced, or single individuals (APS, 2018).

Sept. 9, 2020, 12:15 a.m.

First Home Buyers' Guide 2020

The PRD First Home Buyers’ Guide is designed to help you quickly understand what is on offer to first home buyers around Australia. With so many programs and grants available at the various State and Federal Government levels, it can be difficult to know where to turn to learn what is relevant to your personal situation. This guide helps you do just that.

Sept. 4, 2020, 1:51 a.m.

Robina Property Update 2nd Half of 2020

Robina recorded a median house price of $685,000 and a median unit price of $445,000 in Q2 2020. This represents annual (Q2 2019 – Q2 2020) median price growth of 7.0% for houses, however units slightly softened by -1.5%. Between Q2 2019 - Q2 2020 sales increased, by 4.8% for house (to 66 sales) and by -34.4% for units (to 59 sales). Units experienced a decline in demand and cooling market conditions due to COVID-19, however houses was resilient throughout. There are still great opportunities for first home buyers to enter the market, with ample of government incentives at hand.

July 29, 2020, 4:03 a.m.

Australia Economic and Property Report 2020

Australia’s property market has managed to hold its value despite the doom and gloom predictions of what the COVID-19 shutdown would do to property prices. The latest PRD research report, ‘PRD Australian Economic and Property Report 2020’, reveals that on average, median house prices grew in capital city, metropolitan and regional markets in the 12 months to the first half of 2020.

June 24, 2020, 4:13 a.m.

Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 1st Half 2020 - Brisbane

The Brisbane Metro property market has shown resilience throughout these unprecedented times of COVID-19. From 2018 to 2019/20(1) the number of houses sold in Brisbane Metro increased by 20.9%, and median house prices grew by 1.5%, to $690,000. The number of units sold increased by 13.9%, however the median unit price softened by -1.5% to $450,000. These patterns are similar to Sydney and Melbourne, which also recorded a decline in median unit prices.

May 13, 2020, 1:45 a.m.

Top 12 Resilient Regional Areas

The Australian property market is made up of many ‘micro markets’, each performing at its own individual pace dependent upon demographics, population growth, economic structure and fundamentals, and Local/State Government policies. Regional property markets tend to be more resilient compared to their capital city counterparts due to being slightly more insulated from economic shocks, and many Local/State Governments prioritising regional areas growth over the past five years.

April 6, 2020, 1:46 a.m.

Strong Fiscal Policy in Place for Australia to Ride Out COVID-19

COVID-19 is, without a doubt, a disruption and game-changer at the same time. There are many uncertainties at present, and quite a few “doom and gloom” stories on a collapsing economy and being on the brink of a recession. There is no denying that many Australian small businesses and individuals are experiencing the brunt of it, from loss of income to having to close their businesses.

March 30, 2020, 6:22 a.m.

A Home… Or Smashed Avocado On Toast?

The perceived trend of millennials prioritising lifestyle experiences (such as buying smashed avocado on toast), over home ownership aspirations prompted a deeper look into this claim.