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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.
Nov. 21, 2018, 4:21 a.m.
Q4 2018 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales
New South Wales (NSW) has recently become much more welcoming for first home buyers. In the June quarter 2018, the state achieved the gold award nationally for the most improved number of first home buyer loans with a 68.8% increase over the past 12 months. It also achieved the silver award nationally for the highest number of first home buyer loans (as of June quarter 2018) with 7,252 such loans issued. This has been driven in part by being the only state to not decline in affordability over this period, helping it achieve the gold award nationally for the most improved home affordability loan index growth (as of June quarter 2018).
Sept. 3, 2018, 6:57 a.m.
Tumbarumba Property Factsheet 2nd Half 2018
Property prices in Tumbarumba sit below the Snowy Valleys Council Local Government Area (LGA), indicating a more affordable entry point. First home buyers and investors are urged to act now and capitalise on more affordable opportunities in Tumbarumba, with a long-term view of positive capital growth.
Aug. 27, 2018, 5:49 a.m.
Q3 2018 Key Market Indicators – New South Wales
New South Wales (NSW) continues to achieve the gold award nationally for most improved number of first home buyer loans for the third quarter in a row, increasing by 80.8% over the past 12 months to March quarter 2018. This is the highest increase to date, with NSW reporting a 70.9% increase in first home buyer loans in Q1 2018 Key Market Indicators and 74.9% in Q2 2018 Key Market Indicators.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.