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Do affordable properties make good investments?

Rising property values are making properties less affordable in some parts of Australia. This has caused some alarmists to sound warnings that our property markets are about to collapse and others commentators are suggesting that investors should consider affordable properties. So…do affordable properties make good investments? Sure more people can buy them, but just because…

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Auction markets heat up over spring

Home auction market spring activity continues to build with most capitals recording strengthening conditions over October. Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra each recorded strong mid-spring clearance rates with most results up on the levels reported over the previous month. With the exception of Brisbane, results were also significantly higher than those reported over the same…

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Oversupply Looms in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne

SQM Research forecasts an oversupply of new residential property led by Brisbane, Sydney and to a lesser extent, Melbourne, which will keep rental growth down in 2018. In this year’s Housing Boom and Bust Report, we have crunched the numbers on the much talked about apartment oversupply while also predicting total supply by measuring new…

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