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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. 23, 2019, 5:16 a.m.

Tumbarumba Property Market Update 2nd Half of 2019

In H1 2019, Tumbarumba recorded a median house price of $181,000, and a median vacant land price of $58,515. This represents annual (H1 2018 – H1 2019) median price softening of -5.7% for houses and growth of 28.9% for land. Total sales slowed annually, by -26.2% for houses to 31 sales and by -4.3% for land to 22 sales in H1 2019. Limited land sales make this data more volatile, however it is a highly affordable option for home and land buyers alike.

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, 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 14, 2019, 7:11 a.m.

Tumbarumba Property Factsheet 1st Half of 2019

In Q4 2018, Tumbarumba recorded a median house price of $175,000. This represents an annual (Q4 2017 – Q4 2018) price change of -21.0%. The 2nd Half 2018 Tumbarumba Property Factsheet reported annual (Q2 2017 – Q2 2018) price growth of -10.1% for houses, meaning the past 6 months has resulted in more affordability within the Tumbarumba house market. It is important to note that in regional areas fluctuations in median house price are expected due to low sale volumes, as well as often large variations in the scale of rural land affecting land sale prices also.

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.

Dec. 3, 2018, 4:36 a.m.

Sydney - Affordable & Liveable Property Guide 2nd Half 2018

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.