The future of Sydney: a tale of three cities?

Sydney’s future is under constant scrutiny. Planners, politicians, landowners and developers constantly discuss and decide how and where growth should take place – and how that growth should best be managed, writes… Rob Roggema, University of Technology Sydney and Peter Bishop, UCL Currently, a spurt of new neighbourhoods are being built toward Sydney’s west. These…

Sydney property investors come storming back

Commercial finance a-slowin’… Excluding property loans, low interest rates are not really stimulating commercial finance any longer. In fact the ABS Lending Finance figures showed total commercial finance declining moderately once again in August. In trend terms commercial finance has now been on the slide since May 2015. Yuck! As a result total lending finance…

Sydney now rubber-stamping units for fun

The ABS reported that Building Approvals remained resolutely strong in August 2016, with some 20,788 private sector dwellings approved, driven yet by another rebound in attached dwellings. The trend in detached house approvals has declined by about 5 per cent since peaking in April 2015, while attached dwellings have just kept on trucking. Over the…

Mapping the Sydney property market

Statistics at a national or broad regional area only tell you part of the story. While these statistics may show values or rents rising or falling, the market performance can be dramatically different across individual regions and suburbs across a capital city. The Mapping the Market Report is published quarterly and is a series of…

Sydney house prices at record high

Sydney’s median house price has smashed through the $800,000 barrier to reach an all-time high of $811,837 according to the Australian Property Monitors Quarterly House Price Report. Last month’s surge of 3.1% brings the total house price growth for the 2013-14 financial year to 17%, or $118,000. The latest quarterly increase is in line with the March…

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