Articles by Louis Christopher

Louis Christopher

Louis is recognised as one of Australia’s most respected and impartial research property analyst. He has extensive knowledge and experience of property and is regularly quoted in the media on his insights and is director of SQM Research.
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New data released by SQM Research has revealed the national residential rental vacancy rate increased marginally in December 2019 to 2.5% from 2.2% recorded in November, with the total number of vacancies Australia-wide now at 84,591 vacant residential properties. The December 2018 vacancy rate was also 2.5%. All states recorded marginal increases in vacancy rates…

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Figures released by SQM Research reveal national residential property listings decreased in December by 14.8%, falling from 338,971 in November 2019 to 288,966. Compared to 12 months ago, listings were down by 12.0%. All capital cities experienced decreases in property listings over the month with the largest decrease in Sydney of 28.7%, followed closely by…

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Data released by SQM Research has revealed the national residential rental vacancy rate increased marginally in November 2019 to 2.2% from 2.1% recorded in October. The total number of vacancies Australia-wide is now at 75,947 vacant residential properties.  November 2018’s vacancy rate was 2.3%. All states recorded an increase in vacancy rates with Darwin and…

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Figures released reveal national residential property listings increased in November by 6.3%, from 318,874 in October 2019 to 338,971. Compared to 12 months ago, listings were down by 6.3%. All capital cities experienced an increase in property sales listings over the month with the exception of Darwin which continues to experience decreases in listings, with…

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Data released by SQM Research has revealed the national residential rental vacancy rate remained steady in October 2019 at 2.1% from September. The total number of vacancies Australia-wide is now at 69,951 vacant residential properties.  October 2018’s vacancy rate was 2.0% with 67,337 vacant dwellings. Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart recorded minor decreases in vacancy rates…

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Figures released by SQM Research reveal national residential property listings increased in October by 2.0%, up from 312,754 in September 2019 to 318,874. Compared to 12 months ago, listings were down by 4.8%. All states experienced an increase in property sales listings over the month except for Darwin which experienced a decrease of 2.4%. Sydney…

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Data released by SQM Research has revealed the national residential vacancy rate edged lower to 2.1% in September 2019, down from 2.2% in August, with the number of vacancies dropping in most cities. The number of vacancies Australia-wide sat at 71,404 properties. Sydney’s vacancy rate dropped to 3.2% in from 3.4% in August with 22,762…

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National residential property listings decreased in September by 4.0%, from 325,693 in August 2019 to 312,754.   Compared to 12 months ago, listings were down by 6.9%. All states experienced a decrease in property sales listings over the month, with Hobart experiencing the highest decrease at 6.4% followed by Melbourne and Perth both with a…

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The national residential rental vacancy rate marginally declined in August 2019 to 2.2% from July.  The total number of vacancies Australia-wide is now at 75,757 vacant residential properties, a decrease of 589 over the month but up 5,310 dwellings over the past 12 months. Sydney, Perth and Adelaide recorded minor decreases of 0.1% in vacancy…

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The national residential property listings increased in August by 2.9%, to 325,693 from 316,391 in July 2019.   Compared to 12 months ago, listings were down by 2.1%. All states experienced an increase in property sales listings over the month, with Melbourne experiencing the highest increase at 6.7% followed by Sydney with a 5.0% increase….