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Nov. 11, 2019, 6:11 a.m.
Q4 2019 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales
New South Wales (NSW) recorded a home loan affordability index reading of 26.9 points, which represents a 2.3% improvement in the 12 months to the June quarter of 2019. Although this is below the Australian average growth of 3.5% during the same period, it is above traditionally affordable states such as Queensland (QLD), South Australia, and Tasmania (TAS)
Sept. 17, 2019, 5:59 a.m.
Tamworth Drought and Pricing Report - September 2019
PRDnationwide Tamworth were approached by a number of landlords and purchasers interested to know how the drought and water restrictions were likely to impact their property investments in Tamworth. To ensure we answered our clients investment queries based on real data and evidence, the PRDnationwide Research team conducted a study into the impact of water restriction levels in Tamworth on property pricing.
Aug. 28, 2019, 6:33 a.m.
Q3 2019 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales
ew South Wales (NSW) continues to offer increasingly affordable opportunities in its property market, with its home loan affordability index at 28.3 points in the March quarter of 2019.
July 4, 2019, 6:58 a.m.
Tamworth Property Factsheet 1st Half of 2019
In Q1 2019, Tamworth* recorded median prices of $350,000 (house) and $275,000 (unit). This represented annual (Q1 2018 – Q1 2019) price changes of -7.9% and 36.1% for houses and units respectively. The 2nd Half 2018 Tamworth Research Factsheet, by comparison, reported annual (Q3 2017 – Q3 2018) price movements of 10.3% for houses and -4.3% for units. This suggests that houses have recently become more affordable, whilst units have increased in value. Note that the recent large shift in median unit price is in part due to a small pool of sales data, with just 23 sales recorded in Q1 2019 across Tamworth*.
June 27, 2019, 6:34 a.m.
Sydney - Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 1st Half 2019
Between 2017 and 2018, Sydney Metro median house prices have softened by -5.6%, whilst units have softened by -2.5%. Affordable options can be found in Sydney’s South Western suburbs.
May 20, 2019, 6:37 a.m.
Q2 2019 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales
May 20, 2019, 4:43 a.m.
Q2 2019 Key Market Indicators
Australian consumer sentiment read 100.7 index points in April 2019, exactly on the positive line of 100 index points, indicating that in general, Australians have a positive yet cautious outlook on the economy. This is interesting as the current consumer sentiment is on a -1.7% decline compared to 12 months ago (April 2018), which does not come as a surprise given past events such as: the Royal Banking Commission’s enquiry into the banking and financial sector, the handing down of the Federal Budget 2019, and the announcement of the 18 May 2019 Federal elections.
March 24, 2019, 11:29 p.m.
Ready, Set, Go… Regional! – Top 12 Affordable Hotspots 2019
Finding an affordable option in Australian capital cities is not easy, especially when you are a first home buyer. Australia’s home loan affordability index has been at the lower end of the scale since its peak in 1993 and 2002, with December 2018 figures showing a marginal improvement of 1.3% over the past 12 months.
March 5, 2019, 1:34 a.m.
Manufactured Home Estates: An Affordable Retirement Option?
The pressure of Australia’s ageing population and growing desire for affordability calls for an investigation into the diversity of housing options. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), during 2016 there were 3.7 million Australians aged over 65 years, representing 15% of the population. This is a significant increase from the 1976 ABS figure of 1.3 million people aged over 65 years, representing only 9% of the population.
Feb. 17, 2019, 11:18 p.m.
Q1 2019 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales
New South Wales (NSW) continued to showcase strong economic fundamentals towards the end of 2018, preparing it for a strong performance in 2019. NSW earned 5 silver awards nationally in the PRDnationwide Q1 2019 Key Market Indicator Awards for: most improved number of first home buyer loans, highest number of first home buyer loans, highest number of dwelling approvals, most improved unemployment rate, and highest median growth in weekly family incomes. NSW also earned bronze awards nationally for lowest unemployment rate and highest nett migration.