‘Liveable’ Sydney has clear winners and losers

Justifying Sydney’s ranking as a liveable city requires greater recognition of the inequality of Sydneysiders’ access to jobs, wealth, transport and housing, writes… Roberta Ryan, University of Technology Sydney and Yvette Selim, University of Technology Sydney Sydney is frequently placed in the top ten of global “liveability” rankings. But despite the growing popularity of the…

Sydneysiders blame foreign investors for high housing prices – survey

Only 18% of Sydneysiders think foreign investors should be able to buy property – They simply don’t accept arguments that this investment improves housing affordability by increasing supply, writes… Dallas Rogers, University of Sydney; Alexandra Wong, Western Sydney University, and Jacqueline Nelson, University of Technology Sydney Sydneysiders are concerned that foreign investors, and particularly Chinese…

30 things to know about the Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane property markets

A quick 4 minute read. Here’s what going on in the 3 biggest Australian property markets at present: 10 things you should know about the Melbourne Property Market: Sales volumes continue to rise.  Both house and attached dwellings values are rising. The median house sale value is $770,000 and the median attached dwelling sale value is $564,000. House…

Sydney and Melbourne investors should consider rental yields

In his column for Switzer, John McGrath discusses the rising demand from investors in Sydney and Melbourne.   Demand from investors in Sydney and Melbourne is particularly high today following significant property price rises over the past five years in both cities. Investor appetite for bricks and mortar is reflected in the latest finance figures which show that NSW…

NSW investors back at record highs

Residential investor activity in NSW has continued its recent strong revival with current levels now surging towards record highs.  Latest ABS data reports that the value of lending for residential lending in NSW increased sharply by 25.5 per cent over November compared to the previous month to reach a remarkable $7.19bn. The November total was…

Here's another reason why I'm not concerned about the Sydney property boom

It’s the time of the year when forecasts are being made for our property markets in 2017.  And just like this time last year, there are those who are suggesting Sydney property market is in for a correction.   After all it’s been booming for almost 5 years and must be way above it’s intrinsic value….

Sydney completions lag

Supply response. If there’s a subject that I get more emails about than anything else it’s the supply of new apartments in Sydney. When prices take off you should generally expect a supply response as more projects become viable, until eventually the new supply kills the up-cycle. And after a period of under-building you only…

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