Hotspots

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

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Which city’s property sellers are feeling confident?

A new report showed property listings in all cities experienced an increase in March, with vendors in one capital city...
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Building surveyor’s mistakes highlight high cost of noncompliance

A Western Australian building surveyor has received a second set of fines and an order to complete further education...
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Rents are surging across the country in 2023

Following a slowdown at the end of 2022, new data from CoreLogic and PropTrack indicates a reacceleration of rental...
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New home loans at GFC lows as supply crunch worsens

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) rate hiking cycle has compounded the nation’s housing stock woes as home...
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Can investors be enticed back to WA?

A worrying trend is keeping a steady pace in Western Australia, with the number of rental properties continuing to...
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Price growth categorises SA’s Q1 2023

Home values in the state rose slightly during the opening three months of the new year according to new research from...
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2,500+ house contracts in the lurch after building company collapse

More than 1,700 home builds have stopped and nearly 800 contracts for builds that had not yet commenced are in the...
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Market outlook points to steady recovery in 2024: Knight Frank

While a rebound is not likely in the cards for the country’s property market this year, a new report predicts the...
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Australian home values grow for the first time in 10 months

Following an easing of the downturn at the beginning of the new year, Australia’s home values rose 0.6 per cent in...
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Is it time to ‘unbundle’ parking spaces from apartments?

With new research indicating Aussies are paying billions for unused parking spaces, experts think it’s time to...
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Is migration exacerbating regional Australia’s supply crunch?

Do the nation’s regional hotspots have enough housing to cater to increasing demand?
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9 in 10 Aussie suburbs now cheaper to rent than buy

Just 9.1 per cent of Australian suburbs present better value for home owners than renters, the latest CoreLogic...
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Australia’s top 10 most affordable (and liveable) regions

The desire to live the great Australian dream doesn’t, at first, sound like a big ask: a verandah out the front,...
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REINSW tells new government to end property politics

While the guards have changed in the Parliament of NSW following the elections, a real estate body has emphasised that...
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5 regional cities that are still affordable (and attractive)

Despite the dominant discourse throughout the COVID-19 pandemic suggesting Australians escaped the bright city lights...
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‘Sad puppy score’ ranks Australia’s least pet-friendly suburbs

With pets often viewed as an extended member of the family, a new report has ranked Australia’s worst suburbs when it...
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NSW has a new leader; How does he intend to move on property?

NSW’s newest Premier, Chris Minns, declared Labor’s election victory a “golden opportunity for a new...
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Should Australia remove barriers to foreign social housing investment?

Australia’s reputation for international housing investment must match that of the USA and UK in order to ease...
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Sydney’s trophy market bags no. 6 in global rental growth index

The harbourside city has outranked the likes of Auckland, Geneva and Monaco in a top 10 ranking of global cities that...
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Two-thirds of investors frustrated by ‘broken’ rental system

With a lot less hassle and higher returns, many landlords would be better off putting their money into super instead of...
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Market downturn slashes time needed to save a deposit

More than a year has been shaved off the time required for a couple to save a 20 per cent home deposit in certain...
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NSW election: Labor’s property promises

Will the NSW Labor Party unseat the incumbent Liberals at the upcoming state election to take power for the first time...
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NSW election: The Liberals’ property policies

Should they hold onto power at the upcoming election, how does the reigning Liberal Party intend to move on housing?
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How good (or bad) design can impact a property’s potential yield

Instead of concentrating purely on looks, the most important element of design and development is “designing for...
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9 Sydney suburbs defy downturn with double-digit growth

The Sydney market may have been falling, but that hasn’t stopped several Sydney suburbs from bucking the trend in a...
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