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How the federal budget’s housing measures stack up
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How the federal budget’s housing measures stack up

Housing was a major focus of the 2024 federal budget, with a 42 page statement devoted to ‘Meeting Australia’s Housing Challenge’.

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15th May 2024

Where rental yields have risen most in our capital cities
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Where rental yields have risen most in our capital cities

Gross rental yields have increased across the country as a result of rent growth exceeding home price growth over the past 12 months, with yields in some suburbs increasing by more than 30%.

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26th Apr 2024

Where the population has boomed most and why
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Where the population has boomed most and why

Australia’s population continues to grow strongly after the decline during the pandemic, with the increase in some regions outpacing others, and their home price growth also surpassing the average.

Article

24th Apr 2024

PropTrack Rental Report - March 2024 Quarter
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PropTrack Rental Report - March 2024 Quarter

The national rental market has remained challenging for renters over the first quarter of 2024.

Article

24th Apr 2024

Where to find the most affordable properties in Australia
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Where to find the most affordable properties in Australia

Recent data indicates that only a handful of regions remain within reach for households earning a median or lower income.

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23rd Apr 2024

New data highlights affordability hotspots across Australia
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New data highlights affordability hotspots across Australia

A new resource for first-home buyers, the PropTrack Affordability Hotspot Report was launched today.

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20th Apr 2024

Where rents have risen the most since the pandemic
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Where rents have risen the most since the pandemic

Rent prices have grown substantially four years on from the start of the pandemic, with heightened demand and shortfalls in supply more than doubling rents in some suburbs since March 2020.

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19th Apr 2024

Where city renters face the toughest competition
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Where city renters face the toughest competition

The ongoing rental crisis across the nation persists, presenting challenges for renters in their quest to find a home.

Article

18th Apr 2024

New home construction forecast paints tough path ahead and time is running out to get things on track
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New home construction forecast paints tough path ahead and time is running out to get things on track

The housing crisis continues, with both buyers and renters facing the worst affordability conditions on record.

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17th Apr 2024

Why it's unlikely that 1.2 million new homes will be built in the next five years
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Why it's unlikely that 1.2 million new homes will be built in the next five years

Australia is facing a prolonged housing crisis, with projections indicating a shortfall of more than 110,000 homes from the country's target of building 1.2 million new homes by mid-2029.

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12th Apr 2024

Investors, first-home buyers eager to secure properties as prices continue to rise
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Investors, first-home buyers eager to secure properties as prices continue to rise

Following 14 months of consecutive home price growth and the recent pause on interest rates, investor and first-home buyer activity is rising and is showing a marked increase from the previous year.

Article

12th Apr 2024

The great housing mismatch: Why Aussie homes are no longer meeting our needs
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The great housing mismatch: Why Aussie homes are no longer meeting our needs

The typical Aussie household has changed considerably over the past few decades and what we need from our homes has evolved along the way.

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10th Apr 2024

Four years on: How much Australian home prices have surged since the pandemic
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Four years on: How much Australian home prices have surged since the pandemic

In the four years since the pandemic began, home prices around the country have staged a remarkable feat.

Article

3rd Apr 2024

PropTrack Home Price Index – March 2024
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PropTrack Home Price Index – March 2024

The PropTrack Home Price Index shows national home prices hit a new record high in March, lifting 0.34%. That brings prices up 1.57% so far this year to sit 6.79% above March 2023 levels.

Market Report

1st Apr 2024

Where renters have more choice amid tough market conditions
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Where renters have more choice amid tough market conditions

Rental availability has fallen to a record low making it extremely difficult for renters. However, some regions are defying the trend and are seeing improvements in the availability of rentals.

Article

27th Mar 2024

PropTrack Origin Australian Home Energy Report - March 2024
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PropTrack Origin Australian Home Energy Report - March 2024

Energy-efficient homes are no longer just for the environmentally-conscious, with the latest research showing the significant value Australians place on sustainable properties.

Market Report

22nd Mar 2024

Young Australians forced outwards as inner-cities age
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Young Australians forced outwards as inner-cities age

Deteriorating housing affordability is shifting the character of Australia's capital cities, as a smaller share of young people choose to live in inner-city suburbs.

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20th Mar 2024

Why rising seller confidence is good news for buyers
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Why rising seller confidence is good news for buyers

More home sellers believe it's a good time to put their property on the market, which has led to an influx of new home listings across the country.

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18th Mar 2024

New data unveils the tightest held suburbs and those with the fastest turnover
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New data unveils the tightest held suburbs and those with the fastest turnover

There are some suburbs where property owners have put down roots and never want to leave.

Article

15th Mar 2024

PropTrack Listings Report - February 2024
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PropTrack Listings Report - February 2024

Australia’s property market accelerated in February, with a strong month of new listings coming to market. Nationally, there were 16.6% more new listings year-on-year.

Market Report

15th Mar 2024

Why rental affordability has fallen to a record low
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Why rental affordability has fallen to a record low

Rents have surged immensely in the past few years making the situation for renters the most difficult it has been in almost two decades.

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13th Mar 2024

The state where offshore buyers are flocking
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The state where offshore buyers are flocking

The number of offshore buyers looking to pick up Aussie real estate is increasing, supported by high migration, a lower Australian dollar and a positive outlook for prices.

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13th Mar 2024

PropTrack Rental Affordability Report – 2024
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PropTrack Rental Affordability Report – 2024

Rental affordability has hit its worst level in at least 17 years, when records begin, according to the PropTrack Rental Affordability Index – a new and comprehensive way to measure the share of advertised rentals that households of all incomes can afford to rent.

Market Report

9th Mar 2024

Buyers stay optimistic amid rising home prices
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Buyers stay optimistic amid rising home prices

Home buyers increasingly see it as a good time to buy a home despite predictions that property prices will continue to rise this year, according to the latest data from realestate.com.au.

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7th Mar 2024

Regions where home prices are up 20% over the past year
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Regions where home prices are up 20% over the past year

Home prices are growing strongly again after a slowdown in recent months. In some regions, prices are more than 20% higher than a year ago.

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4th Mar 2024

Battle of the cities: Brisbane homes now as pricey as Melbourne, Perth powers ahead
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Battle of the cities: Brisbane homes now as pricey as Melbourne, Perth powers ahead

Property prices have reached another record high across the country, with some unlikely contenders now snapping at the heels of their pricier rivals.

Article

1st Mar 2024

PropTrack Home Price Index – February 2024
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PropTrack Home Price Index – February 2024

National home price growth slowed at the end of 2023, however growth has accelerated with summer drawing to a close.

Market Report

1st Mar 2024

The Growing Burden of Stamp Duty – PropTrack Report
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The Growing Burden of Stamp Duty – PropTrack Report

Stamp duty is a significant cost for Australians looking to buy and move home. To buy a median-priced home, stamp duty costs half a year’s worth of income in Sydney and Melbourne.

Market Report

29th Feb 2024

Why you’re paying more stamp duty than previous generations
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Why you’re paying more stamp duty than previous generations

A buyer in Melbourne today is paying 6.1 times as much stamp duty, relative to their income, as a buyer in the early 1980s to buy a median-priced home.

Article

28th Feb 2024

PropTrack Overseas Search Report - January 2024
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PropTrack Overseas Search Report - January 2024

Our nation has become more popular than ever with overseas property seekers, with searches for properties to buy or rent hitting a record high in 2023.

Market Report

27th Feb 2024

The priciest and cheapest pockets in Australia's premium suburbs
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The priciest and cheapest pockets in Australia's premium suburbs

New data has revealed where buyers can save money by identifying the most affordable area of the most expensive suburbs.

Article

27th Feb 2024

Where unit prices have risen the most in each capital city
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Where unit prices have risen the most in each capital city

Unit prices have soared as much as 30% in some suburbs over the past year as buyers seek out more affordable options in the capital cities.

Article

26th Feb 2024

The most in-demand suburbs for share housing where renters can't find a home

The most in-demand suburbs for share housing where renters can't find a home

Demand for share accommodation has reached new heights as cost-of-living pressures and a lack of supply push many renters into the share house market.

23rd Feb 2024

PropTrack New Homes Report - February 2024
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PropTrack New Homes Report - February 2024

While new building approvals are on a downward trend, there is a growing demand for new developments, according to the latest data.

Article

22nd Feb 2024

Why more renters now prefer smaller units over larger houses
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Why more renters now prefer smaller units over larger houses

Recent analysis shows the pandemic-era trend towards bigger homes is reversing, with people now looking for and choosing to rent smaller properties.

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21st Feb 2024

Why unit rents are growing faster than houses
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Why unit rents are growing faster than houses

Weekly rents have surged over the past year for both houses and units, but growth in unit prices has significantly outpaced that of houses.

Article

20th Feb 2024

Areas where the most new homes are being approved
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Areas where the most new homes are being approved

The current housing shortage is a result of both strong demand and an insufficient supply of new homes. However, there are some suburbs seeing a high volume of building approvals.

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19th Feb 2024

Affordable city suburbs where a property can cost less than the national median value
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Affordable city suburbs where a property can cost less than the national median value

The small proportion of affordable suburbs in Australia’s priciest capitals makes it difficult for first-home buyers to get on the property ladder, but buyers in some cities have much better chances.

Article

15th Feb 2024

Stamp duty costs home buyers up to six times more than a generation ago
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Stamp duty costs home buyers up to six times more than a generation ago

The stamp duty that buyers today pay is far higher than what previous generations paid.

Article

15th Feb 2024

PropTrack Listings Report - January 2024
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PropTrack Listings Report - January 2024

The property market is off to a strong start in 2024, with Melbourne and Sydney having their busiest January in over a decade.

Article

15th Feb 2024

5 charts show why real estate is a long-term play
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5 charts show why real estate is a long-term play

When owning a property, it can be easy to focus on the short-term changes in value and forget that over many years of ownership, prices are likely to rise. 

Article

12th Feb 2024

Why improving rental affordability doesn't mean you'll find a home
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Why improving rental affordability doesn't mean you'll find a home

Rental affordability has improved in some Australian suburbs, but it doesn't mean property seekers will be able to find a rental.

Article

8th Feb 2024

Where rental vacancy has hit an all-time low
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Where rental vacancy has hit an all-time low

Australia is in the midst of a rental crisis that could very well worsen over the course of this year.

Article

7th Feb 2024

The suburbs defying the rental listings slump
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The suburbs defying the rental listings slump

Rental stock is at a historic low following investor departures and construction challenges, and while it remains difficult to secure a rental in most suburbs, conditions are improving in some.

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2nd Feb 2024

The cheapest and most expensive city beach suburbs of 2023
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The cheapest and most expensive city beach suburbs of 2023

Living the beach life while still in the city can be a reality for property seekers on all budgets if they know where to look.

Article

2nd Feb 2024

PropTrack Home Price Index – January 2024
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PropTrack Home Price Index – January 2024

Home prices have started 2024 slowly, with prices flat in capital cities and up only slightly in regional areas.

Article

1st Feb 2024

PropTrack Rental Report - December 2023 Quarter
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PropTrack Rental Report - December 2023 Quarter

In 2023, the rental market was characterised by low supply and strong demand. These conditions made it difficult for renters to find accommodation and saw landlords increase rents, a trend likely to continue in 2024.

Market Report

30th Jan 2024

Interest rates have likely peaked, so how stressed are borrowers?
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Interest rates have likely peaked, so how stressed are borrowers?

Rising interest rates have put a lot of pressure on Aussie households with a mortgage, as increased borrowing costs greatly outpaced any increase in incomes.

Article

29th Jan 2024

How home prices surprised us in 2023
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How home prices surprised us in 2023

Home prices grew 5.5% across 2023. While nowhere near as a quick as the multi-decade-record growth in 2021, it was still a reasonably solid year.

Article

24th Jan 2024

The capital city suburbs with the highest investment yields
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The capital city suburbs with the highest investment yields

Low vacancy rates have pushed up asking rents and improved returns for investment properties, with gross rental yields as high as 9% in some suburbs.

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24th Jan 2024

Cost of living crisis drives surging interest in house sharing
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Cost of living crisis drives surging interest in house sharing

Renters and homeowners are turning to the share accommodation market to alleviate the affordability pressures brought on by high rents and interest rates.

Article

22nd Jan 2024

PropTrack Listings Report - December 2023
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PropTrack Listings Report - December 2023

Property market activity slowed sharply in December, as buyers and sellers took the usual end-of-year break.

Market Report

18th Jan 2024

Investors are returning to the market, and that’s good news for renters
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Investors are returning to the market, and that’s good news for renters

Tight market conditions are encouraging more investors into the market, with the number of rental properties growing again - though at a slower rate than seen before the pandemic.

Article

17th Jan 2024

The regions where home values rose the most in 2023
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The regions where home values rose the most in 2023

Which cities and regions outperformed in 2023, and what can we expect to see in 2024?

Article

10th Jan 2024

Capital city rents surge 13% in 2023 as regions flatline
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Capital city rents surge 13% in 2023 as regions flatline

Rents in the capital cities surged over the past year, led by Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, while regional renters enjoyed a reprieve, with rents remaining flat since June.

Article

9th Jan 2024

PropTrack Home Price Index – December 2023
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PropTrack Home Price Index – December 2023

Capital city prices have fallen for the first time in 2023, while growth in regional areas has maintained home values at peak levels in December.

Market Report

2nd Jan 2024

What to expect from the property market in 2024
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What to expect from the property market in 2024

For housing, the big question on everyone's mind is whether the property price gains seen in 2023 will continue in 2024.

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21st Dec 2023

The big questions for the housing market in 2024
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The big questions for the housing market in 2024

As we approach the traditionally quiet holiday period for the property market, there are many uncertainties facing homebuyers, investors and renters in 2024.

Article

21st Dec 2023

Hottest investor suburbs to watch in 2024
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Hottest investor suburbs to watch in 2024

Investors looking to buy property in the new year have received a helping hand from a panel of property experts amid a hand-selected list of 100 suburbs set to outperform in 2024.

Article

18th Dec 2023

The fastest selling suburbs in each capital city
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The fastest selling suburbs in each capital city

Demand for properties is high and in some suburbs homes are getting snapped up in under a fortnight.

Article

18th Dec 2023

Hottest affordable suburbs to watch in 2024
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Hottest affordable suburbs to watch in 2024

Industry experts have predicted the suburbs set to outperform next year in the annual realestate.com.au Hot 100. We reveal the cheapest suburbs on the list.

Article

14th Dec 2023

Six charts show how the property market has changed this year
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Six charts show how the property market has changed this year

Property prices are continuing to defy expectations across the country, and while the pace of growth has started to slow, prices are still rising much faster than in 2022.

Article

14th Dec 2023

Six charts show how the property market has changed this year
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Six charts show how the property market has changed this year

Property prices are continuing to defy expectations across the country, and while the pace of growth has started to slow, prices are still rising much faster than in 2022.

Article

14th Dec 2023

PropTrack Listings Report - November 2023
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PropTrack Listings Report - November 2023

Property markets slowed a little in November to end the spring selling season following their usual October seasonal peak. The number of new listings nationally on realestate.com.au was down 3.5% month-on-month in November – consistent with the typical end-of-spring decline. Even so, activity was still 4.7% higher than the pace seen last year amid the slower conditions of spring 2022.

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14th Dec 2023

Proptrack APIs: Introducing the Auction Results API
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Proptrack APIs: Introducing the Auction Results API

The latest API release from PropTrack introduces the Auction Results API to the API suite, surfacing the latest auction results from national sales as well as complimenting the other 16 APIs already in market.

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14th Dec 2023

Australia's property market bounces back despite interest rate hikes
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Australia's property market bounces back despite interest rate hikes

The property market has made a strong recovery in 2023, with sales up on last year and capital city prices at an all-time high.

Article

8th Dec 2023

PropTrack Property Market Outlook: December 2023
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PropTrack Property Market Outlook: December 2023

The strength and pace of Australia’s market rebound despite surging interest rates surprised many this year.

Article

7th Dec 2023

Why the NSW planning overhaul will improve affordability
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Why the NSW planning overhaul will improve affordability

Sweeping reforms in NSW aimed at unlocking more housing supply in key locations could improve affordability - it's already working across the ditch.

Article

6th Dec 2023

Where home prices have grown the most in your state
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Where home prices have grown the most in your state

Home prices are hitting new peaks despite recent increases in interest rates as demand and confidence rise.

Article

4th Dec 2023

PropTrack Home Price Index - November 2023
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PropTrack Home Price Index - November 2023

Home values have remained resilient to higher interest rates this year, and this continued in November with prices continuing to lift and hitting fresh record highs in many markets, although the pace of growth has slowed due to the increase in properties coming to market.

Article

1st Dec 2023

Aussies amp up energy efficiency in homes as cost of living soars
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Aussies amp up energy efficiency in homes as cost of living soars

With the cost of living higher than it has been in decades, homeowners and renters are looking for ways to reduce bills and save some money.

Article

29th Nov 2023

Rental crunch triggers share housing surge
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Rental crunch triggers share housing surge

Australia’s rental market has been through a tough year, tightening further amid sustained strong demand to rent and a critical shortage in available rentals

Article

28th Nov 2023

Buying remains cheaper than renting for a third of homes
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Buying remains cheaper than renting for a third of homes

For homebuyers, and first-home buyers in particular, the question of whether to buy or rent a home is complex, with many costs and benefits to consider, both financial and emotional.

Article

28th Nov 2023

Cheapest suburbs to buy a home close to the CBD
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Cheapest suburbs to buy a home close to the CBD

Prices are rising again following declines in 2022, with affordable homes becoming more difficult to find. However, in some suburbs, home prices are still fairly modest despite their proximity to their city centres.

Article

27th Nov 2023

Regional home prices are back on the rise
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Regional home prices are back on the rise

Home prices in regional areas have grown slower than in the capitals this year, but the latest data shows the regions are starting to catch up.

Article

24th Nov 2023

Where the spring selling surge has been strongest this year
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Where the spring selling surge has been strongest this year

Property markets have been much busier this spring after a quiet year last year, particularly in our largest capitals.

Article

23rd Nov 2023

More investors heading interstate to buy
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More investors heading interstate to buy

The share of enquiries from buyers to purchase residential property interstate has jumped significantly in 2023, with some states attracting more interest than others.

Article

22nd Nov 2023

The suburbs where demand is the highest among buyers
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The suburbs where demand is the highest among buyers

Demand for housing is strong and home prices are hitting new peaks as a result. In some suburbs, property listings are receiving close to 100 enquiries from prospective buyers.

Article

21st Nov 2023

PropTrack Listings Report - October 2023
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PropTrack Listings Report - October 2023

Property markets surged in October for the typical mid-spring peak in activity.

Article

21st Nov 2023

Are there any affordable rentals left in Australia's cities?
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Are there any affordable rentals left in Australia's cities?

Finding an affordable rental has become much more challenging as the number of properties listed for $400 or less per week has decreased by nearly half compared to last year.

Article

16th Nov 2023

Cheapest suburbs to find a share house
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Cheapest suburbs to find a share house

House sharing demand has soared amid the worsening rental crisis.

Article

15th Nov 2023

Is the spring listings surge cooling property price growth?
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Is the spring listings surge cooling property price growth?

While there have already been some signs of slowing price growth over recent months, prices are still rising. But can it continue?

Article

14th Nov 2023

PropTrack New Homes Report - November 2023
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PropTrack New Homes Report - November 2023

New home developers are increasingly focusing on the luxury apartment market as the cost of construction continues to rise.

Article

9th Nov 2023

Is the home loan refinancing boom over?
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Is the home loan refinancing boom over?

Homeowners have been refinancing their home loans in record numbers over the past year and a half, but is the refinancing boom coming to an end?

Article

8th Nov 2023

Why this city has emerged as Australia's strongest property market
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Why this city has emerged as Australia's strongest property market

Perth is the most competitive housing market in the country right now and whether you’re buying or renting there’s a shortage of stock on the market.

Article

2nd Nov 2023

PropTrack Home Price Index - October 2023
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PropTrack Home Price Index - October 2023

The PropTrack Home Price Index shows the home price upturn is firmly entrenched and prices hit fresh record highs in many markets in October.

Market Report

1st Nov 2023

The capital city suburbs with the least competition for rentals
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The capital city suburbs with the least competition for rentals

Rental conditions are extremely tough in the capital cities, with more demand, fewer available properties and rising prices. However, some suburbs are seeing far less competition.

Article

31st Oct 2023

The best time to sell your home
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The best time to sell your home

Analysis of selling prices shows that November is the best month for sellers, with prices 0.80% higher than the average throughout the year.

Article

31st Oct 2023

PropTrack Rental Report - September 2023 quarter
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PropTrack Rental Report - September 2023 quarter

The rental market remains extremely challenged, with renters facing significant competition for the limited stock available. This has pushed the cost of renting much higher over the past year.

Market Report

30th Oct 2023

The suburbs where rentals are being snapped up the fastest
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The suburbs where rentals are being snapped up the fastest

Rental properties are leasing quicker than ever, with the time it takes to lease a rental property in Australia reaching its lowest level in 2023.

Article

25th Oct 2023

PropTrack Overseas Search Report - October 2023
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PropTrack Overseas Search Report - October 2023

Interest from overseas property seekers is skyrocketing as migration has returned to pre-pandemic volumes.

Article

24th Oct 2023

The suburbs where rental demand has increased most
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The suburbs where rental demand has increased most

Demand for rentals is at a heightened level and in some suburbs, enquiries from renters have increased by more than two-fold in the past 12 months.

Article

24th Oct 2023

What is build-to-rent? Can it help with the rental crisis?
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What is build-to-rent? Can it help with the rental crisis?

Build-to-rent (BTR), a fairly new concept in our property landscape, has been brought up as a possible method to increase housing supply and alleviate housing shortages. So, what does it involve and what is its current state in Australia?

Article

24th Oct 2023

The suburbs where home prices have jumped the most this year
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The suburbs where home prices have jumped the most this year

Following a year of interest rate rises and property price falls, 2023 has been a year of recovery with many suburbs clawing back last year's losses and some even hitting new highs.

Article

20th Oct 2023

Why the plan to house Australia’s growing population is completely unrealistic
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Why the plan to house Australia’s growing population is completely unrealistic

Given the speed at which Australia’s population is growing, there’s no question that a lofty new housing target is justified. But is it realistic? Probably not.

Article

18th Oct 2023

The most affordable rental suburbs close to the CBD
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The most affordable rental suburbs close to the CBD

Rent prices are set to increase further as vacancy rates continue to tumble. However, there are still some suburbs close to the CBD where median rents are considerably lower than their capital city average.

Article

13th Oct 2023

As vacancy rates plummet, there is some good news for renters
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As vacancy rates plummet, there is some good news for renters

Across the country, renters are struggling to find somewhere to live as demand for properties reaches an all-time high and the number of available properties hits an all-time low.

Article

13th Oct 2023

PropTrack Listings Report - September 2023
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PropTrack Listings Report - September 2023

The property market had a busy start to spring with new listings sitting 4.5% higher year-on-year.

Article

13th Oct 2023

Where property prices have grown the fastest this year
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Where property prices have grown the fastest this year

Australian home prices reached a new record high in September, with regions even recording double-digit growth this year.

Article

12th Oct 2023

What Australia's booming population means for housing
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What Australia's booming population means for housing

Australia is in the midst of a population boom, driven by a surge in net migration following pandemic border closures. But with record low vacancy rates and deteriorating affordability, will we be able to house everyone?

Article

11th Oct 2023

Surging population shines spotlight on limited housing supply
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Surging population shines spotlight on limited housing supply

Australia is in the midst of a population boom, driven by a surge in net migration following pandemic border closures.

Article

6th Oct 2023

Regions where fewer homes are selling for a discount
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Regions where fewer homes are selling for a discount

Throughout 2022, the share of homes that sold for less than asking price increased following interest rate hikes and falls in home prices.

Article

5th Oct 2023

The most in-demand suburbs with overseas property seekers
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The most in-demand suburbs with overseas property seekers

Interest in Australian property from overseas has never been higher, and some locations are more desirable than others.

Article

5th Oct 2023

The gap between house and unit rents is narrowing
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The gap between house and unit rents is narrowing

House rents have remained flat for six months, while unit rents have continued to rise. We expect the price gap will continue to narrow in the coming months.

Article

5th Oct 2023

National cabinet is targeting 1.2 million new homes – are we on track?
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National cabinet is targeting 1.2 million new homes – are we on track?

Renters are facing extremely low availability of rentals and buyers are facing the worst affordability in at least three decades.

Article

4th Oct 2023

PropTrack Home Price Index - September 2023
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PropTrack Home Price Index - September 2023

National home prices reached a record high in September, entirely regaining the price falls of 2022 despite an uplift in the number of properties coming to market.

Article

1st Oct 2023

Where more homes are selling at a discount
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Where more homes are selling at a discount

Despite higher interest rates, the share of homes being sold below the asking price has fallen over 2023, signalling a strengthening of market conditions.

Article

26th Sep 2023

Will the big spring selling surge rebalance the property market?
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Will the big spring selling surge rebalance the property market?

The spring selling season has arrived, and there's good news for buyers who have faced limited options for much of this year.

Article

22nd Sep 2023

The latest data shows the rental crisis is worsening with no end in sight
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The latest data shows the rental crisis is worsening with no end in sight

The persistent undersupply of properties available to rent is pushing vacancy rates lower, and with rental demand outstripping supply, weekly rents are still increasing rapidly.

Article

20th Sep 2023

5 trends to watch in the housing market this spring
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5 trends to watch in the housing market this spring

The housing market has been unexpectedly resilient this year in the face of significant increases in mortgage interest rates.

Article

20th Sep 2023

Market optimism driving more homeowners to sell
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Market optimism driving more homeowners to sell

The proportion of property owners who consider it a good time to sell has increased from the lows seen at the start of the year, as buyer demand heats up for spring.

Article

20th Sep 2023

PropTrack Listings Report - August 2023
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PropTrack Listings Report - August 2023

Property markets around the country ramped up in August, led by Sydney and Melbourne, which both recorded their busiest end to winter in more than a decade.

Article

18th Sep 2023

The state where investors are flocking
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The state where investors are flocking

The number of investor loans has risen over recent months; however, one state is attracting more investors than others.

Article

15th Sep 2023

The most in-demand suburbs for buyers this spring
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The most in-demand suburbs for buyers this spring

Property market activity has been unseasonably high over the past few months, with higher listings and sales in many capital cities.

Article

15th Sep 2023

More homeowners are selling quickly - should we be worried?
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More homeowners are selling quickly - should we be worried?

A large share of properties hitting the market this year were owned for three years or less, but the reason why isn't what it might initially seem.

Article

10th Sep 2023

How long would it take to save a deposit for your first home?
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How long would it take to save a deposit for your first home?

Housing affordability is at its worst level in decades, and it is more challenging than ever for first-home buyers to get their feet on the property ladder.

Article

8th Sep 2023

The PropTrack Housing Affordability Index: a better way to measure affordability
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The PropTrack Housing Affordability Index: a better way to measure affordability

The PropTrack Housing Affordability Index is a new state-of-the-art measure of Australian housing affordability.

Article

2nd Sep 2023

PropTrack Housing Affordability Report – 2023
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PropTrack Housing Affordability Report – 2023

Housing affordability is now at its worst level in at least three decades, according to the PropTrack Housing Affordability Index, a new comprehensive measure of the share of homes that households can afford to purchase across the whole income distribution.

Article

2nd Sep 2023

PropTrack Home Price Index - August 2023
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PropTrack Home Price Index - August 2023

The PropTrack Home Price Index shows that national home prices jumped a further 0.28% in August as the spring selling season approaches.

Article

31st Aug 2023

Regions with the most properties available for rent
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Regions with the most properties available for rent

Conditions are tough for renters. There are very few vacant homes and rents are rising. But in some regions finding a rental is significantly easier.

Article

29th Aug 2023

What’s on the other side of the fixed-rate cliff?
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What’s on the other side of the fixed-rate cliff?

With only four months remaining of the year, the ‘fixed-rate cliff’ as has been colloquially termed is passing the halfway point, with more than $100 billion in fixed rate mortgages set to expire by the end of the year.

Article

28th Aug 2023

Property listings rebound could dampen price growth this spring
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Property listings rebound could dampen price growth this spring

Analysis shows fewer new listings are associated with higher home price growth, after accounting for other factors. In particular, recent new listings – those 1-2 months ago – have the highest correlation with home price growth.

Article

28th Aug 2023

PropTrack Property Market Outlook - August 2023
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PropTrack Property Market Outlook - August 2023

National property prices increased 2.3% over the first six months of 2023, signalling a shift in the housing market and reversing the declines experienced in the prior six months. Despite the better-than-expected price growth, home prices declined 0.1% over the financial year.

Article

23rd Aug 2023

Boutique luxury apartments in high demand
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Boutique luxury apartments in high demand

Demand for properties for sale was unseasonably high in July, but enquiries for new developments in particular have increased significantly.

Article

23rd Aug 2023

Australian landlords are now older than ever, and that spells bad news for renters
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Australian landlords are now older than ever, and that spells bad news for renters

Older Australians are far more likely to own an investment property than younger Australians, a trend that has been growing over time.

Article

23rd Aug 2023

PropTrack New Homes Report - August 2023
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PropTrack New Homes Report - August 2023

The latest construction industry data shows that the pace of building cost increases has slowed.

Article

23rd Aug 2023

Top 10 areas where renters are offering over the asking price
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Top 10 areas where renters are offering over the asking price

Strong rental competition in the capital cities is prompting prospective tenants to offer more than the advertised price, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne.

Article

17th Aug 2023

PropTrack Listings Report - July 2023
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PropTrack Listings Report - July 2023

Australia’s biggest property markets are warming ahead of spring, with both Sydney and Melbourne busier than usual for July.

Article

17th Aug 2023

Renters offering more than 20% premium to secure homes
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Renters offering more than 20% premium to secure homes

Finding a rental property continues to be difficult across the country, even with a lift in the number of available homes in recent months.

Article

9th Aug 2023

Cost of renting continues to climb even as inflation slows
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Cost of renting continues to climb even as inflation slows

Despite signs of slowing inflation, there's no such relief for tenants as official data shows rents grew at the fastest pace in 25 years during the June quarter.

Article

8th Aug 2023

PropTrack Overseas Search Report - July 2023
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PropTrack Overseas Search Report - July 2023

Our New Zealand neighbours are eyeing up Aussie properties as trans-Tasman migration increases.

Article

4th Aug 2023

PropTrack Home Price Index - July 2023
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PropTrack Home Price Index - July 2023

The PropTrack Home Price Index shows that home prices in July continued to recover. July marked the seventh consecutive month of national home price growth, reversing much of the falls recorded over 2022, with national home prices returning to positive annual growth to sit 1.36% higher than a year ago.

Article

1st Aug 2023

Pressure eases for regional renters as conditions start to improve
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Pressure eases for regional renters as conditions start to improve

After three tough years for regional renters, it looks like conditions might finally be starting to ease.

Article

26th Jul 2023

Unseasonably strong market puts sellers in prime position
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Unseasonably strong market puts sellers in prime position

Winter is traditionally a quiet period for the property market, but stronger sales volumes and unseasonably high buyer demand in some cities and regions suggest that sellers are in prime position in the coming months.

Article

25th Jul 2023

PropTrack Off-Market Sales Performance Report - July 2023
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PropTrack Off-Market Sales Performance Report - July 2023

A detailed analysis of sale prices for homes sold off-market, compared to those listed on realestate.com.au, has found that homeowners who choose to sell their homes off-market achieve lower selling prices.

Article

22nd Jul 2023

New loan commitments picking up despite higher interest rates
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New loan commitments picking up despite higher interest rates

New loan commitments increased by 4.8% in May 2023 to $25 billion, signalling property buyers are becoming increasingly active even after 12 interest rate rises since May 2022.

Article

17th Jul 2023

The regions with the largest annual home price growth
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The regions with the largest annual home price growth

National home prices have risen for the sixth consecutive month following a decline in the latter half of 2022. However, in some regions, prices have not wavered in the past year, growing by as much as a tenth in value.

Article

12th Jul 2023

PropTrack Listings Report - June 2023
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PropTrack Listings Report - June 2023

Sellers in prime winter position as supply remains limited amid solid demand.

Article

12th Jul 2023

Buyers making a comeback but sellers still nervous
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Buyers making a comeback but sellers still nervous

It was just a little over a year ago that interest rates rose for the first time in over a decade, spelling an end to a boom that had seen property prices grow at close to the fastest rate in history.

Article

12th Jul 2023

Drop in discounting signals market on the rise
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Drop in discounting signals market on the rise

National home prices have increased for six consecutive months, rising by a further 0.3% in June. As a result, national home values are now only 0.1% lower than a year ago.

Article

11th Jul 2023

What’s behind the growing gap between house and unit prices?
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What’s behind the growing gap between house and unit prices?

The trend is clear - the gap between the price of houses and units is widening.

Article

5th Jul 2023

Australian home prices have taken 15 years to double; prices in Tasmania doubled fastest
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Australian home prices have taken 15 years to double; prices in Tasmania doubled fastest

Ever since I began working in the property sector, people have mentioned the adage that property prices double every seven to ten years. Despite the strong price growth through the pandemic, this hasn’t been the case lately.

Article

5th Jul 2023

PropTrack Home Price Index - June 2023
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PropTrack Home Price Index - June 2023

The PropTrack Home Price Index shows that home prices continued to recover in June. Sydney has led the recovery, with prices up 4.5% since their trough in November last year; but most other capitals have also seen prices start to recover over 2023. This recovery has helped lift prices across the combined capital cities to be back in line with where they were a year ago.

Article

1st Jul 2023

Where home prices have doubled the fastest in our capitals
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Where home prices have doubled the fastest in our capitals

Over the past 3-5 years, home prices have experienced tremendous growth. Though interest rate hikes dampened prices from mid-2022, some metro suburbs have had values double in less than two years.

Article

28th Jun 2023

Why is it so hard to find a rental?
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Why is it so hard to find a rental?

Vacancy rates have fallen to very low levels across the country since the pandemic. That means that available rentals are in short supply, and conditions are tough for renters.

Article

28th Jun 2023

Homes are not being built where people want to live
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Homes are not being built where people want to live

While we need more homes, data on planned development in our major cities shows they are not being prioritised where people want to live.

Article

21st Jun 2023

PropTrack Listings Report - May 2023
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PropTrack Listings Report - May 2023

Property listings jump in May, but 2023 remains quieter than 2022.

Article

15th Jun 2023

Is winter the hot time to sell this year?
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Is winter the hot time to sell this year?

Over the first five months of 2023, national property prices increased by 1.5%. Aside from Darwin, all capital cities saw prices rise in May, with Adelaide and Perth sitting at peaks.

Article

14th Jun 2023

The regions leading the property price rebound
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The regions leading the property price rebound

The latest PropTrack Home Price Index showed the current price rebound continued in May, with price rises becoming more widespread across markets.

Article

8th Jun 2023

Where rents have risen most in our capitals over the past year
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Where rents have risen most in our capitals over the past year

Low vacancy rates and strong demand for rentals has led to a surge in rent prices, with some suburbs seeing increases of over 30% in the past 12 months.

Article

7th Jun 2023

Are people moving home from the regions after the pandemic?
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Are people moving home from the regions after the pandemic?

In the past year, we’ve seen regional rental markets start to ease a bit. They’re still very tight, but things are starting to improve.

Article

1st Jun 2023

PropTrack Home Price Index - May 2023
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PropTrack Home Price Index - May 2023

The current price rebound continued in May with price rises becoming more widespread and broadening across markets. National home prices increased for the fifth consecutive month, rising 0.33% in May, now up 1.55% year to date. This continued lift in May brings national home prices up 1.03% over the past quarter, the strongest pace of quarterly growth since the March quarter of 2022 when prices peaked.

Article

1st Jun 2023

Rental conditions worsen in our largest capital cities but there is some relief for the regions
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Rental conditions worsen in our largest capital cities but there is some relief for the regions

Rental conditions worsen in our largest capital cities but there is some relief for the regions

Article

25th May 2023

PropTrack Listings Report - April 2023
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PropTrack Listings Report - April 2023

April was a quieter month than March across the nation’s property markets, as is usually the case due to the Easter and Anzac Day public holidays.

Article

17th May 2023

Market Insights - Rental Listings
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Market Insights - Rental Listings

Sydney, Melbourne and Perth face toughest rental market conditions in the country; rental supply improves in smaller capitals and regional areas.

Report

17th May 2023

PropTrack New Homes Report - May 2023
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PropTrack New Homes Report - May 2023

While the government has committed to increasing housing stock, construction industry headwinds and fast population growth may hamper plans to provide a prompt solution to the housing crisis.

Article

16th May 2023

Regions where home prices have rebounded most from their lows
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Regions where home prices have rebounded most from their lows

Home prices fell over 2022 following persistent interest rate rises and falling buyer demand. But in recent months there have been signs of recovery, with certain regions leading the rebound in prices.

Article

12th May 2023

Federal budget 2023: What it means for the housing market
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Federal budget 2023: What it means for the housing market

ANALYSIS: Amid a national rental crisis, fast recovering population growth, and constrained housing supply, measures to address the housing shortage and worsening affordability featured prominently in this year’s budget.

Article

9th May 2023

The renters most impacted by the rental crunch
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The renters most impacted by the rental crunch

Rent increases are putting a big financial strain on many Australians. But a closer look at the data reveals which households are feeling the most pain.

Article

3rd May 2023

PropTrack Home Price Index - April 2023
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PropTrack Home Price Index - April 2023

National home prices increased again in April and have now risen for four consecutive months. The 0.14% growth in April brings the cumulative 2023 increase to 0.75%. Tight supply continues to underpin prices, alongside stronger housing demand, which is offsetting the impact of interest rate rises.

Article

2nd May 2023

PropTrack Rental Report - March 2023 quarter
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PropTrack Rental Report - March 2023 quarter

The national rental market was extremely tight over the first quarter of 2023. Rental vacancy rates were edging lower due to exceptionally strong demand for rental accommodation and an ongoing shortage of supply.

Article

27th Apr 2023

The suburbs where home prices have increased most over the past 10 years
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The suburbs where home prices have increased most over the past 10 years

The dip in home prices experienced in 2022 pales in comparison to the surge experienced during the pandemic when interest rates hit record lows. Looking back over a longer horizon, over the past 10 years, almost all suburbs have experienced price growth, with some even tripling in value.

Article

26th Apr 2023

PropTrack Overseas Search Report - April 2023
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PropTrack Overseas Search Report - April 2023

Overseas interest in Aussie properties has surged to record levels as migration hits highest point in three years.

Article

22nd Apr 2023

Property Market Outlook - February 2023
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Property Market Outlook - February 2023

National property prices declined over the second half of 2022, along with sales volumes. Despite a low volume of new listings, the total volume of properties available for sale has trended higher as properties are taking longer to sell.

Report

2nd Feb 2023

PropTrack Rental Report: December 2022 Quarter
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PropTrack Rental Report: December 2022 Quarter

The national rental market remains tight, characterised by strong demand and low supply, resulting in properties leasing rapidly. While conditions are still tight, rental price growth slowed significantly over the final quarter of the year, with no change nationally. Median advertised rents were recorded at $480 per week at the end of 2022. Over the 2022 calendar year, national rents rose by 6.7%, up from a 4.7% increase the previous year.

Report

1st Jan 2022

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