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Brisbane Housing Market Update [video] | September 2019

Brisbane values have posted their second consecutive month of subtle gains. CoreLogic has released their newest housing market update for September 2019.  Dwelling values tracked 0.2% higher in both July and August following a relatively shallow decline phase where home values fell by 2.9%. Unit values have led the improving conditions, rising by 1.5%…

Property development guide part 12 — Enlisting the help of a town planning consultant

In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole Projects, explains the role of a town planning consultant and what you need to be asking yours.  Town planning consultants are professionals with a qualification in town planning or urban planning.  Those in private practice have usually been employed by local councils or planning organisations for a number…

State by State Update on the Australian Property Markets | September 2019 Chart Pack

There is no doubt it! The Australian housing markets have turned the corner. Two interest rate cuts, tax cuts, reduced uncertainty around housing, more positive media and easing in the overly tight lending guidelines have combined to generate a significant improvement. Buyers are back borrowing money and looking for a new home or investment and…

Sydney Housing Market Update [video] | September 2019

Sydney housing values posted the largest increase since November 2016, up 1.6% over the month. CoreLogic has released their newest housing market update for September 2019.  Since finding a floor in May, Sydney dwelling values have recovered 1.9%, but the market remains 13% below the July 2017 peak. The apartment sector continues to show…

National Vacancy Rates Declined

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…

Despite the increase in home lending property investors are an endangered species – Property Insiders video

Historically low interest rates and looser bank lending restrictions have spurred the fastest rise in mortgage lending in five years. The media has been full of news about this with many commentators excited by that fact that new loans approved surged in July by 4 per cent after the Reserve Bank cut interest rates twice….

Melbourne Housing Market Update [video] | September 2019

Melbourne’s recovery trend stepped up a notch in August with dwelling values up 1.4% over the month. CoreLogic has released their newest housing market update for September 2019.  After falling by 11.1% between November 2017 and 2019, the local market has since recovered by 1.8%. The recovery trend is more noticeable at the expensive…