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What’s all this talk about a property bubble in Australia? Evidence may suggest otherwise.

There's been a lot of talk about a property bubble lately, but is there real evidence to support such a case? Leading economists from across Australia have weighed in with their opinions, and the overwhelming majority have predicted quite the opposite to the barrage of headlines making waves across media outlets in recent months. In [...]

New million dollar suburbs propping up

Melbourne has 17 new suburbs with a million-dollar median house price, latest data from the Valuer-General reveals. One council in particular seems to be growing steadily in value, and that's the Glen Eira council - which welcomed four new suburbs into the million-dollar club in 2014. Those include Caulfield, Bentleigh, Glen Huntly, Ormond & Caulfield [...]

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!  [...]

Affordability issues pushing investors outwards

As issues surrounding affordability continue to rise, investors are increasingly looking further afield to get into the property market. There's no denying that the cost of housing within the inner-city of Australia's capitals is continuing to rise, particularly in Melbourne and Sydney - and as a result, potential buyers and investors are increasingly looking further [...]

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 [...]