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

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Property market rebound sputters as price growth eases

The upward trend in national home prices continues for the fifth month, but there are signs the property market rebound...
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5 premium Australian rental markets in SPI’s FAST 50

Rents across the country shot up by record amounts in 2022 and it was no different in these five Smart Property...
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Brisbane bucks the national trend as property price growth accelerates

Brisbane is bucking the national trend once again, with the monthly pace of property price growth across the housing...
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Units lead national rental growth: CoreLogic

While rental growth continued to slow in June, one sector is showing remarkable resilience by bucking the downward...
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Perth suburbs with the highest rental yields in FY23

With Perth achieving record-breaking rent gains during the latest financial year, which suburb reaped substantial...
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How Qld is planning to tackle a population explosion

New figures from the state show its southeast region is bracing for extreme population growth through 2046. Where all...
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Project funding gaps spell big opportunity for alternative investors 

The double blow of rising construction costs and limited supply of senior debt and equity capital is creating project...
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Which Perth suburbs recorded the biggest capital growth in FY23?

During the latest financial year, the Perth property market achieved significant milestones, with several suburbs...
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SA market ‘poised to bounce back’

Median sale prices are continuing to rise across the state following a slow first half of 2023, according to new data...
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Blue skies for investors who bet on WA’s Greenfields

A lakeside suburb in WA’s Mandurah region boasts an affordable entry point coupled with enticing lifestyle selling...
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5 premium Australian rental markets in SPI’s FAST 50

Rents across the country shot up by record amounts in 2022 and it was no different in these five Smart Property...
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Property sales remain above pre-pandemic levels in FY23

Despite the rising interest rates taking a toll on property settlement volumes, data shows that the number of real...
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Is the property market rebound short-lived?

While there have been emerging green shoots of a property market rebound in the first half of 2023, a new report warns...
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Perth’s Subiaco set for apartment influx

The inner-city suburb will get a major boost in apartment supply with the redevelopment of the former Princess Margaret...
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Could a tax on big corporate profits solve Australia’s housing crisis?

A tax on excess corporation profits has been proposed as the answer to Australia’s current housing woes.
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Gone with the rates: Rental market loses 35,000 properties as lending falls

A new report directly linked the worsening rental crisis to the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy tightening, with the...
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Over $337bn property loss predicted due to climate change impact

A new research sheds light on the profound impact of climate change in Victoria, with properties facing a colossal...
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Which FAST 50 suburbs defied the national downswing?

In a year when price declines became normality, these five Smart Property Investment FAST 50 suburbs bucked the...
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Qld’s rental market sees ‘green shoots’ of easing vacancy rates

A new report showed back-to-back increases in Queensland’s quarterly vacancy rate, sparking optimism of a potential...
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Rising rents to slow as mortgage rates taper off in 2024: CoreLogic

The current high level of rental growth is expected to ease next year, as interest rates come close to peaking and the...
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5 consistently growing FAST 50 suburbs

Over recent years, the Australian property market has experienced many highs and lows. But for these five Smart...
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Quiet charm offers blossoming investment opportunity in Bethania

Suburban ease with access to the city and surf is all up for grabs in the Logan suburb of Bethania.
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Home sales suffer as rate hike impact persists: HIA

While the Reserve Bank hit the pause button on rate hikes in July, a new report reveals that the impact of the last 12...
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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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