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Recognising that population growth can be a good indicator of impending house price growth, you'll be interested to know which areas have a population growth rate that's four to five times the national average.
It’s no use buying a property where nobody wants to live in and then praying for growth, but there are several suburbs where it seems that the owners never want to leave – holding on to their properties for up to 20 years. And guess what? Median prices in the top 10 are as low as $90,000.
We reveal 18 suburbs where vacancies are almost non-existent, competition for rents is minimal and the current supply and demand situation suggests immediate, large-scale capital growth is coming.
If you’re looking for 10-year capital growth of over 200%, new data suggests you’re best off moving to India or Russia. But before you pack your bags, it’s worth noting that Australia still makes the top 10 – and it’s recent performance outshines some of its higher ranked counterparts.
It’s a technique usually reserved for livestock, but the owner of a house in Capalaba has taken the extremely unconventional move of putting his property up for auction with no reserve – running the risk of having to sell it for peanuts.
A recent study has ranked Adelaide as the most liveable city in Australia, with Sydney and Darwin given the wooden spoon.
Australian consumers are becoming more comfortable with higher loan to value ratios and increased levels of debt, according to a survey of homebuyer confidence.
Is your investment property located in a quiet neighbourhood, hidden behind large fences or dense foliage, where no windows are visible from the street? It just might be the perfect location to run an illegal drug lab.
“You can’t always get what you want” goes the Rolling Stones classic and it’s definitely true for the suburbs within the country’s top 20 locations for vendor discounts – where recent price falls and lacklustre demand have seen sellers settle for up to 24% lower than what they originally asked.
High annual price growth indicates a market tipped for more growth, right? Not quite. Jeremy Sheppard reveals why many of the common beliefs we have of capital growth don’t match up to reality
Which of Australia’s property markets have been predicted to achieve average annual growth of 6%-plus? And which ones are expected to achieve a paltry 0.41% per year? Read on for the latest predictions from Residex.
Perth’s rental market has emerged from the ashes of a dour 2011, with a vacancy rate suggesting large price increases may soon follow.
Do you dream of adding a waterside mansion with a private cinema to your portfolio? How about 75 acres of tropical gardens right next to the Great Barrier Reef, or a block of units a stone’s throw from the Sydney CBD? The catch? You’d need as much as $19m for these prestige properties.
Forget the white picket fence, the average Australian family requires almost a third of their income just to pay off their home loan. The really bad news: in some states that figure is much higher.
Own a property in Carey Bay, NSW or Mermaid Beach, Qld? Let’s hope not. Judgment Day would appear to be on these and other suburbs as they indicate the highest 12-month median price drops in the country.
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