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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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….

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The national residential rental vacancy rate remained steady in July 2019 at 2.3% from June.  The total number of vacancies Australia-wide is now at 76,346 vacant residential properties, a decrease of 2,344 over the month but up 3,888 dwellings over the past 12 months. Brisbane and Adelaide recorded minor decreases of 0.1% in vacancy rates,…

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National residential property listings continued to decline in July by 2.8%, to 316,391 from 325,404 in June 2019. Compared to 12 months ago, listings were up by 0.7%.  All states experienced a decline in property sales listings over the month, with Sydney experiencing the highest decline at 7.6% followed by Perth with a 4.0% decline….

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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…