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March 24, 2021, 5:27 a.m.

PRD Stand Out Regions | Top 10 Affordable Regional Areas 2021

There has been a high influx of first home buyers that have entered the property market in 2020, resulting in a growth of 50.4% between the December quarters of 2019 and 2020. This further boosted an already strong market with record low interest rates and increasingly lenient bank lending policies.

March 9, 2021, 1:39 a.m.

First Home Buyers’ Guide 2021

The ‘PRD First Home Buyers’ Guide 2021’ 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, and its various updates at any given time, it can be difficult to determine what is relevant to your personal situation. This guide helps you do just that.

Nov. 25, 2020, 6:19 a.m.

Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 2nd Half 2020 - Sydney

Median property prices in Sydney Metro increased by 7.2% for houses to $1,630,000 from 2019 to 20201 and increased by 3.2% to $795,000 for units during the same period. By comparison, from 2018 to 2019 the median house price in Sydney Metro softened by -4.2%, and the median unit price softened by -3.5%. Sydney Metro’s median price growth is in contrast with COVID-19 predictions, which solidifies its market strength.

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. 3, 2020, 3:51 a.m.

Central Coast Property Update 1st Half of 2020

In Q1 2020, Hamlyn Terrace recorded a median house price of $620,000, and a median unit price of $465,000. This is an annual (Q1 2019 – Q1 2020) median price growth of 5.1% for houses and a price softening of -2.1% for units. Between Q1 2019 – Q1 2020 total house sales slowed by -8.5% (to 377 sales), while unit sales increased by 1.2% (to 82 sales). Opportunities exists in both markets. With the median house price increasing despite less sales, now is the time to sell. Unit buyers can benefit from more affordable pricing.

Sept. 3, 2020, 1:51 a.m.

Morisset Property Update 1st Half of 2020

In Q1 2020, Morisset (postcodes 2264 and 2265) recorded a median house price of $542,000 and a median unit price of $347,500. This is an annual (Q1 2019 – Q1 2020) median price softening of -3.2% for houses and of -35.0% for units. Note that only 4 units were sold in Q1 2020, resulting in volatile annual price growth. Between Q1 2019 – Q1 2020 total house sales slowed by -3.7% to 79 sales. With more affordable median sale prices and less competition in the market, now is an ideal time to enter the Morisset market.

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, 5:25 a.m.

Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 1st Half 2020 - Sydney

Median property prices in Sydney Metro increased by 1.3% for houses to $1,355,000 from 2018 to 2019/20(1) and remained steady for units at $796,500. By comparison, from 2017 to 2018 the median house price in Sydney Metro softened by -4.5%, and the median unit price softened by -2.6%. Thus, the market has recovered from the significant price drop seen in mid-2019.

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.