4 ways to get your tenant to pay more rent
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It’s no secret that the rental market in some parts of the country is sluggish.  But just because some areas are performing below average it doesn’t mean that investors can’t achieve rental growth. The truth of the matter is that you can manufacture higher rents no matter what the market is doing. Don’t believe me?…

Annual home rents surging in most capitals
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Tight rental markets in most capital cities continue to put strong upward pressure on rents with annual increases now surging ahead of incomes growth. Latest Domain data reports that Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney have clearly recorded the highest annual growth rates with May quarter median weekly asking house rents increasing by 6.4 per cent, 5.0…

Is this the budget that forgot renters?
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For the majority of Australia’s renters, housing will remain unaffordable, insecure, and out of reach following the 2017-18 federal budget, writes… Emma Power, Western Sydney University The measures in the 2017-18 federal budget targeting the supply of lower-cost rental housing are limited. There are no significant funding increases to social housing and homelessness services. There…

Rents soar despite more investors – policymakers take note
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Residential rents have soared over February and vacancy rates are tightening despite surging investor activity. Latest Domain Group data reveals that most capital cities recorded increases in house rents over the year ending February. Hobart house rents sharply by 8.8 per cent annually followed by Sydney up 5.8 per cent, Canberra 5.3 per cent and…

Here's what's happening in the rental markets around Australia
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Capital city rental markets were generally flat over the September quarter with most rents remaining at the levels recorded over the previous June quarter. Monthly vacancy rates however remain tight overall despite recent high levels of new residential construction. Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane rents flat over quarter Adelaide house rents also steady but unit rents…

Home rental vacancy rates tighten over August
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Bad news for tenants with the national capital city rental vacancy rate for houses tightening over August with low levels of vacancies reported in most cities.  Although the rate for houses fell, the vacancy rate for units remained steady over the month at 2.6 percent. The national unit vacancy rate however is still lower than…

Rental market cyclically sluggish
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Rental growth sluggish The ABS Consumer Price Index figures confirmed that rental growth nationally has continued to be slow – and slowing – of late, as should generally be expected at this stage in the construction cycle. It’s important to recognise, though, that the property market is cyclical. Always has been the case, and always…

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