Middle-ring Sydney getting tighter & tighter
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As has also been seen in rapidly tightening Melbourne, the trend in middle ring reported vacancies in Sydney has been getting tighter and tighter. Rental vacancy rates are tracking at just 1.4 per cent for the middle ring. That figure for the middle ring has now formed a multi-year downtrend, despite record apartment completions. As…

Is Sydney heading for a rental crisis?
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Investors knocked out. An idea seemingly out of left field given record dwelling completions in Sydney, but stick with it.  Despite record apartment construction in 2016, the rental market is ultimately governed by the supply of rental properties on the market and the demand from tenants, not the absolute number of properties built. Sydney is…

Sydney house prices booming? – think again
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Most Australian capital city housing markets finished the year on the front foot, recording their best results of the year over the December quarter.   Quarterly price data, although usually a solid reflection of market dynamics, can however be influenced by volatile, shorter-term factors. These include shifting variables such as interest rate changes, elections, holiday…

35 years of Sydney’s property evolution - 1980-2015 [video]
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Here’s a short video to help investors understand the history of the Sydney property market. Onthehouse.com.au analysis of historical house price data has revealed just how high Sydney’s property prices have soared in the last 35 years, pinpointing the suburbs that have seen the most median value growth since 1980. The research revealed that eastern suburb Bellevue Hill was…

Sydney needs higher affordable housing targets
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The community needs affordable housing and that requires meaningful targets for new developments, the only ones who will lose out are landholders who make windfall profits from rezoning, writes… Laurence Troy, UNSW Australia; Dallas Rogers, Western Sydney University; Emma Power, Western Sydney University; Hal Pawson, UNSW Australia; Kurt Iveson, University of Sydney; Louise Crabtree, Western…

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