Articles by Louis Christopher

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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.

Property Market

Modest Rise in National Listings Suggest Ongoing Strength

Results released today by SQM Research reveal national residential listings increased marginally by 0.5% to 324,041 over the month of May 2017. The data reveals Sydney, Brisbane and Darwin posted the highest monthly increase in listings, up 5.9%, 3.2% and 3.0%, respectively. However, property listings fell in Hobart and Melbourne over the month. In Hobart,…


Brisbane Vacancies on the Rise

Over the past 5 years, the sunshine states capital has experienced a surge in residential apartment constructions; fuelled predominantly by the mining sector as well as a slight pick-up in foreign tourism numbers, however, with the rapid decline of the mining and commodities industries, is tourism enough to solely drive the economy? SQM Research recently…