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 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…

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National residential listings increased by 4.6% in February 2019 to 343,190 from 328,089 in January 2019 as homeowners re-emerged from the summer break to list their properties for sale.  All states experienced an increase in listings except for Darwin which was down 0.8% in February and down 1.6% year-on-year. Canberra recorded the highest increase in…

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The national residential vacancy rate declined to 2.2% in January 2019, from 2.5% in December 2018, with the total number of vacancies Australia-wide declining to 72,574 – 9,984 less properties are now available for rent since December 2018. All capital cities, except Hobart experienced a decline in their vacancy rates in January with Darwin currently…

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Figures reveal national residential listings declined marginally by 0.03% in January 2019 to 328,089 from 328,203 in December 2018. Both Sydney and Melbourne were down 2.3%, whilst Canberra dropped 2.0%. However, all other capital cities were marginally up on residential listings in January.  Hobart recorded the largest increase at 1.4%. Seasonally it is normal for…

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The national residential vacancy rate rose to 2.3% in November 2018, up from 2.0% in October, with vacancies jumping in Sydney and edging higher in all capital cities ahead of the summer break. The number of vacancies Australia-wide sat at 74,590 properties. Sydney’s vacancy rate jumped to 3.2% in November from 2.8% in October with…