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Reports, statistics and analysis from experts on the Australian property market.

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FAST 50’s most prestigious suburbs

While Smart Property Investment’s FAST 50 report is all about finding bang for your buck, these $4 million markets...
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7 of Adelaide’s ‘toughest’ suburbs to buy in

New research has revealed the most tightly held Adelaide suburbs over the last three months.
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Commercial market ends financial year strong: REIA

Despite the 2023 financial year being ‘a mixed period’ for commercial properties, a new report showed the sector...
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Which Melbourne suburbs have climbed back into the $1m club?

Despite facing macroeconomic and policy pressures, a new report showed several Melbourne suburbs have regained lost...
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Unpacking the psychology behind ‘future-focused’ investing

Finance and opportunity are important, but having the right mindset — one that is focused on long-term goals — is...
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8 Brisbane suburbs with no listings in the pipeline

Which Brisbane suburbs have owners in a chokehold?
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5 suburbs where business boomed early in 2023

Despite the Australian residential market’s recovery beginning in 2023 slowly, these Smart Property Investment FAST...
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Big 4 head warns Australia needs ‘urgent’ supply action

Ross McEwan, the chief executive at NAB, stressed the importance of increasing supply at a recent parliamentary...
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5 tips for selling an unusual property

Selling a unique property can present its own set of challenges, but according to an expert, implementing a targeted...
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Government announces next RBA governor

Philip Lowe’s seven-year tenure as the governor of Australia’s central bank has ended.
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High-density building booms across Australia

High-density building is racing ahead of detached house construction, showing that Australians are increasingly...
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NSW’s rental crisis rages on as vacancies remain at ‘historical’ lows

Despite signs of relief in vacancy rates in certain pockets of Sydney, the NSW rental market is not yet out of the...
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Investors can still ride the tree change wave in Churchill

As Aussies continue to aspire to live out their tree change dreams in the post-pandemic world, one regional Victorian...
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Population growth to underpin Perth’s property prices: REIWA

Resilience has defined Perth’s property market in the face of the rate hikes, but how will the Western Australian...
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Orelia: Southern Perth’s affordability haven

Despite its position as one of the cheapest suburbs in SPI’s FAST 50 report, this Perth suburb bats well above its...
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Why Norman Gardens is set to capitalise on Rockhampton’s potential

Nestled just beyond the Fitzroy River, Rockhampton’s Norman Gardens is a picturesque family neighbourhood in any...
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The highest yielding suburbs in SPI’s FAST 50 report

Are you an investor hunting strong rental yields? Then look no further than these suburbs from Smart Property...
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Geelong to play key role in rebalancing Australia’s population

Victoria’s largest city has already benefited from a rapidly growing population in recent years, and yet the Regional...
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Which state sets the bar for homebuilding?

Not all states are made equal when it comes to homebuilding, with one market emerging as the top contender, thanks to...
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Australian property prices double every decade: true or false?

Do the prices being achieved in the current market support the theory that Australia’s house prices double in value...
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Which Melbourne suburbs have the least listings?

Melbourne’s status as one of the world’s most liveable cities means many Melbourne owners don’t want to let go of...
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5 FAST 50 ‘cheapies’ for investors on a tight budget

In the sea of gold that is Smart Property Investment’s FAST 50 report, these five suburbs stick out as the most...
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Bertram’s appeal is getting brighter by the minute

The southern Perth locality is poised to receive greater interest as the still-young suburb grows.
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Why Maryborough should be on your investment radar

Maryborough is largely seen as the gateway to Fraser Island’s natural wonders, but the suburb also offers up its own...
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‘Double-dip downturn’ risk remains as listings rise

Residential property listings in the country’s capitals have continued to rise in June, with stock levels in most...
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