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July 23, 2018, 6:53 a.m.

Australian Economic Property Report 2018

The recent release of PRDnationwide’s ‘2018 Australian Economic and Property Report’ and Capital City ‘Affordable & Liveable Property Guides 1st Half 2018’ signals a significant change in the property market generally and particularly within the housing affordability landscape. The set of reports provides an overview of the key economic drivers and their impact on the property market, assisting home buyers and investors in making fact based property decisions.

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July 23, 2018, 6:07 a.m.

Sydney - Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 1st Half 2018

Between 2016 to 2017/18, Sydney Metro median house prices experienced a gentle growth of 0.8%, whilst units softened by -2.4%. This is reflective of a pivot in the metro unit market and a response to the increased unit supply, confirming a return towards a more sustainable market. Now is the time for buyers to enter the market and capitalise on opportunities of affordability. Prospective houses buyers looking for affordable options should look toward Sydney’s south-western suburbs. A particularly attractive market for investors can be found in Parramatta, which experienced a 20.8% in annual growth and is expecting a further $297.2M of investment in the 1st half of 2018.

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May 28, 2018, 4:35 a.m.

Q2 2018 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales

New South Wales has again earned the gold award nationally for most improved number of first home buyer loans in the PRDnationwide Q2 2018 Key Market Indicator Awards. For 2 consecutive quarters NSW has achieved the gold award nationally for most improved number of first home buyer loans, with a 74.9% increase over the past 12 months to the December quarter of 2017. Surprisingly, this result surpasses NSW’ previous achievement in quarter 2 (70.9% increase over 12 months to the September quarter of 2017).

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May 28, 2018, 3:25 a.m.

Q2 2018 Key Market Indicators – Queensland

Queensland achieved 5 bronze awards nationally in the Q2 2018 PRDnationwide Key Market Data Indicator Awards. QLD has traditionally been known as the more affordable Australian state in terms of property prices, however over the past 3 quarters there has been a definite shift in affordability. QLD recorded a home loan affordability index reading of 36.3 points in the December quarter of 2017, which although is still higher than the Australian average of 31.6 index points, puts QLD in the top 3 unaffordable states. This places it right behind VIC (29.9 index points) and NSW (26.5 index points).

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May 14, 2018, 12:23 a.m.

Ready, Set, Go Regional 2018

The PRDnationwide ‘Ready, Set, GO Regional 2018’ report is a timely ‘go to’ guide for home buyers and investors on affordable options in regional areas. The report highlights regional areas in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania that not only highlight house price affordability, but also show promising growth indicators for local jobs and a sustainable economic future.

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March 18, 2018, 11:52 p.m.

Sanctuary Point Research Factsheet 1st Half of 2018

The Sanctuary Point property market recorded a median house price of $430,000 and $220,000 for vacant land in Q4 2017, representing an annual price change of 7.5% and 7.3% respectively. Over the same period of time house prices in Shoalhaven LGA grew by 14.0% to $555,000 and land prices grew by 29.3% to $285,000. This shows that Sanctuary Point offers a more affordable entry point to the market, without compromising on positive capital growth.

Green Guide

March 18, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Your Green Guide – Residential Real Estate 2018

PRDnationwide, through the Australia Research Council Linkage project funded by the Australian Federal Government, is proud to release Your Green Guide - Residential Real Estate 2018 and an accompanying Green House Scorecard. This work is a culmination of 3 years of research, in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany, and other key industry partners.

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March 6, 2018, 7:15 a.m.

Q1 2018 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales

New South Wales wins the gold award for most improved number of first home buyer loans for the period of September quarter 2016 - September quarter 2017, reporting an extraordinary growth of 70.9%. This is an unexpected result considering the comparative prices between Sydney and other capital cities, however it is an encouraging sign for the state as it shows that current land release and first home buyer policies are working. Furthermore, New South Wales takes out the silver award for the highest number of first home buyer loans for the September quarter 2017, registering 6,775 first home buyer loans.


Nov. 22, 2017, 1:42 a.m.

Sydney Hotspots - 2nd Half 2017

The PRDnationwide Sydney hotspots report analyses all suburbs within the Greater City of Sydney region, providing valuable insights and highlights of the property market for the rest of 2017 and into 2018.

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Sept. 19, 2017, 1:43 a.m.

Q3 2017 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales

The results are in: New South Wales’ home loan affordability has increased by 3.7% over the past 12 months, to 27.7index points. Although still the lowest index reading compared to the rest of Australia, its affordability growth is on par with Queensland (3.6%). The PRDnationwide Q3 2017 Key Economic Indicators provide consumers with a quick snapshot of the current state of affairs from an economic and property perspective. The PRDnationwide Key Economic Indicators cover both national and state level data.