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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, 11:12 p.m.
Q1 2019 Key Market Indicators – Queensland
Queensland (QLD) continues to attract new residents into the sunshine state, with 14,358 people choosing to call it home in the June quarter of 2018. This is a 7.5% increase over the past 12 months, which earned QLD a silver award nationally for the highest nett migration category in the PRDnationwide Q1 2019 Key Market Indicator Awards.
Feb. 4, 2019, 1:51 a.m.
Inner-Brisbane Apartments Report 2019
The future development pipeline is a cause for concern for investors and owners alike, with fears that incorrect stock selection could compound price and cause oversupply issues, due to the increased apartment development in Brisbane since 2015.
Dec. 13, 2018, 4:23 a.m.
Tannum Sands Property Factsheet 2nd Half of 2018
Tannum Sands is a coastal town and locality in the central east coast of Queensland. According to ABS Census 2016 31.4% of private dwellings were rented, a significant increase compared to the 9.2% reported in 2011. Further, the number of private dwellings grew by 12.8% during this time. This signals there is improved conditions for investment.
Dec. 3, 2018, 5:10 a.m.
Brisbane - Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 2nd Half 2018
Between 2017 and 2018, the number of houses sold in the Brisbane City Local Government Area (LGA) grew by 5.0%, yet the median house price softened by -1.0% to $670,000. The Brisbane LGA unit market has also become affordable as prices softened by -1.0% to $439,000 in 2018.
Nov. 21, 2018, 4:53 a.m.
Q4 2018 Key Market Indicators – Queensland
Queensland’s (QLD) top achievement this quarter was winning the silver award nationally for highest median weekly family income growth at 2.5% in the 12 months to June quarter 2018. QLD can boast a superior wage growth this quarter, which many states would be envious of in the current low wage growth environment.
Nov. 21, 2018, 4:39 a.m.
Q4 2018 Key Market Indicators
As 2018 closes, it is time to celebrate some wins, the most notable of all being positive consumer sentiment and growth in the number of first home buyer loans. The Australian consumer sentiment index recorded 104.3 points in November 2018, which is above the positive mark of 100 index points, and represents a 4.6% growth over the past 12 months. This suggests increasing confidence in the economy, which after a year of federal budgetary and politics changes, is a positive way to end the year. A more confident society will have a higher tendency to spend, which will have a positive multiplier effect on the economy as a whole, be it in the retail sector, hospitality, property, and others.
Aug. 27, 2018, 6:22 a.m.
Q3 2018 Key Market Indicators – Queensland
Queensland (QLD) takes out the silver award nationally for highest nett migration in the PRDnationwide Q3 2018 Key Market Indicator Awards series, recording a movement of 9,174 people as of December 2017. This is great news for the QLD property market, particularly Brisbane, as an increase in population growth equals to an increase in property demand, be it for purchase or rent.
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.