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Brisbane to buck national easing trend: BIS Shrapnel 2018

National research house BIS Shrapnel predicts Brisbane to be the only capital city to buck the national trend of easing median house prices over the next three years.  The BIS Shrapnel Residential Property Prospects 2015-2018 has just been released, and with it has come a wave of commentary and opinion pieces surrounding capital city performance [...]

Form vs function: Have your say in the debate on apartment design standards.

To understand what makes for great medium and high density living, and to contribute to the current debate on apartment design standards, Assemble is reaching out to you to tell them how you live now – and how you’d like to live in the future – via a national small footprint living survey. The survey [...]

HTW’s June 2015 National Property Clock

National valuation firm & research house Herron Todd White (HTW) have just released their 'National Property Clock' for June 2015. The 'simple broad brush' analysis tool suggests where various property markets are at relative to their timing in the property cycle, as well as what direction prices are heading in. Click the image to expand!  [...]

Foreign investment, is it really that bad?

There's no shortage of hype & coverage surrounding foreign investment in Australia's property market, but is it worth all the fuss? There's no denying the amount of foreign investment that has taken place in Australia's property market in recent years. Figures released in the past few weeks by financial services company Credit Suisse estimated that [...]

April Property Snapshot

April Property Snapshot Infographic Relatively low consumer confidence, stricter serviceability requirements for borrowers, tighter lending conditions for investors, affordability challenges and low rental yields are all factors that may contribute to the moderation in housing market conditions over 2015. These factors could be somewhat offset by the low returns from risk free assets and interest [...]

The Block Triple Threat Auction Results!

The Block Triple Threat has come to an end, with all contestants pocketing hefty profits this year round.  Melbourne couple Deanne and Darren Jolly won the battle this time round with the couples renovation at 4/27 Darling St, South Yarra selling for $2.29 million - some $835,000 over their reserve price of $1.455 million.  Ultimately, [...]

CoreLogic RP Data’s Capital Markets Report 2015

Housing market overview Australia's housing market has broadly been in an upswing since June 2012, with dwelling values across CoreLogic RP Data's combined capital city index having increased by 22.2 per cent through to January 2015.  With the release of CoreLogic RP Data's latest Capital Markets Report for 2015, we take a look at some [...]

City’s north under pressure from upsurge in new apartment developments

Rapid expansion in construction and high-rise development in the city's CBD and inner north threatens to destroy the quality of life and amenity for many local residents alike. With no fewer than 30,000 new residents predicted to live in eight city blocks bounded by Swanston, Victoria, Queen and Lonsdale streets - local resident, architect and [...]

Melbourne inner-city apartment supply showing no signs of slowing down

The Melbourne inner-city apartment market continues to surge with new supply hitting record levels.  In fact, according to a new report from research house BIS Shrapnel, new apartments in central Melbourne have surged with almost 6,600 apartments completed in 2014. What's driving this demand? Investor demand has remained strong since 2009 following the Global Financial [...]

Melbourne residential market has highest growth over past quarter

 RP Data's latest February CoreLogic Data Home Value Index results have shown that dwelling prices in Melbourne rose at a greater rate over the past three months than in any other capital city.  Along with strong auction clearance rates of late (80% over the past weekend), Melbourne's strong residential market is placing sellers in good [...]