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May 21, 2022

After 18 months of stellar price growth pretty much everywhere in Australia, affordability is more of an issue now than ever before.

And, as we head towards the Federal Election, it’s clear that the problem isn’t going to be solved any time soon, because none of the major parties have policies that will make the...


May 20, 2022

For the first time in a long time, there has been an improvement in residential vacancies in Australia.

But the change is miniscule.

The national vacancy rate, according to SQM Research, increased from 1% in March to 1.1% in April – which means that there continues to be a chronic shortage of residential rental...


May 15, 2022

While a lot of media attention is focused on what is or isn’t happening with Sydney property prices, other parts of New South Wales continue to perform extremely well.
Late last year, along with the comparison website Canstar, I analysed the price growth prospects in all the major markets across Australia – the 8...


May 13, 2022

Significant changes have occurred in the Sydney property market in the early part of 2022, with a weakening at the top end of the market and a re-focus on locations and dwelling types that offer better affordability.

Most notable is the shift in focus to more affordable suburbs for houses and also an uplift in demand...


May 5, 2022

Here’s an interesting fact: if history repeats itself, rising interest rates will mean that property prices also will rise, not fall.

In fact, if recent history does repeat, house prices will double during an extended period of multiple interest rate rises.