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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The national residential rental vacancy rate increased in June 2019 to 2.3%, an increase from 2.2% in May.  The total number of vacancies Australia-wide is now at 78,690 vacant residential properties, an increase of 3,597 over the month and up 2,933 dwellings over the past 12 months. Nearly all capital cities recorded minor increases ranging…

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Figures reveal national residential property listings declined by 5.8% in June 2019 to 325,404 from 345,516 in May 2019. Year-on-year listings were also down by 1.8%. All states experienced a decline in property sales listings over the month, with Melbourne and Sydney experiencing the highest decline at 10.8% and 10.7% respectively. Hobart was not far…

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The national residential rental vacancy rate declined marginally in May 2019 to 2.2%, a decrease from 2.3% in April. The total number of vacancies Australia-wide is now at 75,093 properties for rent, a decrease of 2,571 over the month but up 5,941 dwellings over the past 12 months. Most states recorded minor declines ranging from…

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National residential listings increased by 4.0% in May 2019 to 345,516 from 332,236 in April 2019. Year-on-year listings were up by the 6.2%. All states experienced an increase in property sales listings over the month, with Hobart experiencing the highest increase at 7.1%, followed by Adelaide at 6.4% and Canberra 5.6%. Perth recorded the lowest…

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The national residential rental vacancy rates surged in April 2019 to 2.3%, an increase from 2.1% in March.   The total number of vacancies Australia-wide is now at 77,664 properties for rent, a rise of just under 10,000 dwellings over the past 12 months. Darwin’s vacancy rate of 3.6% in April, was the only capital city…

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National residential listings decreased by 6.3% in April 2019 to 332,236 from 354,459 in March 2019.  All states experienced a decrease in property sales listings over the month, with Sydney experiencing the highest decrease at 11.1%, followed by Melbourne at 8.9% and Canberra 8.8%. Darwin recorded the lowest decrease at 4.3% and also recorded a…

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The national residential vacancy rate fell further to a low of 2.1% in March 2019, with the total number of vacancies Australia-wide now at 70,877. Canberra is the only capital city to increase its vacancy rate from 0.8% in February to 0.9% in March 2019, reporting only 575 properties available for rent. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,…

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National residential listings increased by 3.3% in March 2019 to 354,459 from 343,190 in February 2019 as the market opens up for its first full trading month. All states experienced an increase in property sales listings over the month, with Melbourne experiencing the highest increase in listings at 8.3%, followed by Canberra at 6.3% and…

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The national residential vacancy rate has remained steady at 2.2% in February 2019, with the total number of vacancies Australia-wide now at 72,333. Perth is the only capital city to increase its vacancy rate from 1.1% in January to 1.2%, resulting in 2,197 properties available for rent in February 2019. Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin and Hobart…