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The economic factors to watch for in 2015 that may impact the housing market

The combined capital city housing markers have seen values increase by 7.0% over the first 11 months of 2014.  Throughout the whole of 2013, capital city home values increased by 9.8% indicating that the rate of home value growth is likely to be lower this year than last.  On an annualised basis, combined capital city […]

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Housing demand from overseas migration strong but slowing

Population growth is arguably the most important indicator of housing demand. More residents generally translate to a larger requirement for dwellings. Of course there are changes in household formation that need to be taken into account (for example, more people under one roof and maximising existing bedrooms in an effort to combat housing affordability), however […]

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Fewer long term visitors likely to result in less rental demand for student accommodation

Overseas arrival numbers to Australia have continued to decrease, continuing the downwards trend in the rate of population growth that first became apparent in early 2009.  In the first quarter of 2009, total permanent and long term arrival numbers averaged about 71,000 movements/month.  The October figures released this week show the monthly arrival figure has […]

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Too many overseas buyers?

How many foreign buyers are there in the Australian residential market? Well the simple answer is:  no one knows. The issue of foreign investment in Australian residential property markets has been thrust into the spotlight over recent months with speculation mounting that foreign buyers are distorting Australian home values due to the their demand and […]

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