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25-Nov-2020

From a buyer's market to a seller's: Sydney and Melbourne are projected to deliver 8-12 per cent capital growth in 2021

The landscape of the housing market has shifted rapidly in the past three months from a buyer's market to a seller's market. With regards to COVID-19, several vaccinations are likely to be rolled out in 2021, providing confidence that a sustainable solution will ultimately be found, and property market sentiment has surged.

 
22-Nov-2020

An unusual opportunity window to positively gear property investments with solid capital growth projections in Australia's capital cities is rapidly bringing property investor back to the market, according to Pete Wargent, COO of BuyersBuyers.com.au.

 
16-Oct-2020

Now is the time to buy if you have a long-term strategy and want to take advantage of the current property market situation where some houses are more than $200,000 cheaper than the city median.

 
01-Oct-2020

Sometimes it seems crime does pay as houses in affected areas outperform the market in Sydney and Melbourne. 

 
01-Oct-2020

The Bush or the Beach? Which will it  be? We identify which is best for capital growth.

 
22-Sep-2020

While the property market may look gloomy at this point of time, certainly in Melbourne, it is expected to bottom in the first half of 2021 with dwelling prices to rise relatively quickly thereafter.

 
Doron Peleg
04-Sep-2020

Renters are in the perfect position to buy a house and start earning equity, while actually paying LESS for their mortgage than they would paying rent, thanks to ultra-low interest rates.


 
Doron Peleg
17-Aug-2020

Since the onset of COVID-19, working remotely has become an 'accelerating phenomenon' and it's proving a great opportunity for homebuyers looking to take advantage of 'lifestyle' prospects instead of being tied to employment hubs. 

 
Doron Peleg
04-Aug-2020

While the unit market in high-supply areas were already in the Danger Zone in terms of settlement, cash flow and equity risk, COVID-19 has only served to increase the pitfalls of buying off-the-plan rental high-rise accommodation.


State by State Analysis

               
 
26-Nov-2020

The most resilient property market in the country will continue to enjoy solid price growth. Units, however, are underperforming the wider market

The ACT has been enjoying extremely strong employment figures which are a key driver in the ability of the property market to deal very well with negative shocks, such as the recent downturn, and to deliver solid price growth under ‘normal’ market conditions.


 
26-Nov-2020

From a buyer's market to a seller's: Sydney is projected to deliver 8-12 per cent capital growth in 2021

The landscape of the housing market in New South Wales has shifted rapidly over the past three months from a buyer's market to a seller's one. Only three months ago homebuyers in Sydney were in solid position to leverage on the prevailing market conditions. This is, however, no longer the case, with a sharp increase in buyer sentiment and auction clearance rates.


 
26-Nov-2020

Unexpected pandemic-driven relocation to the Northern Territory substantially increases demand and short-term price increases. Modest growth, however, is likely over the long term

The Northern Territory market has shown signs of stabilisation after many years of weak property market conditions, and is finally showing signs of revival.


 
26-Nov-2020

The Sunshine State is shining: strong demand for detached houses and demand for outstanding lifestyle areas projected to deliver 6-10 per cent capital growth in 2021 for the south-east QLD market

The QLD housing market, and particularly houses in the popular areas of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and the Gold Coast, held up well during COVID-19, with the coastal areas enjoying strong demand due to the increased ability to work from home.


 
26-Nov-2020

Ultra-low interest rates, very affordable housing, and an effective response to COVID-19 are projected to deliver 5-8 per cent price growth in 2021

The SA housing market has been soft overall, with modest growth (except for certain inner-suburban locations), but is showing clear signs of improved buyer confidence, demand for housing and consequently price growth projections.


 
26-Nov-2020

Lifestyle and a somewhat limited supply of houses will continue to drive more modest detached house price growth in Hobart

As previously projected, price growth in Tasmania has decelerated. Affordability issues, with preferred alternatives in Melbourne, created a situation where the Apple Isle became less resilient and the property market experienced decelerating price growth, despite the low supply of dwellings.

While lifestyle changes have improved the demand for housing in Hobart, the market is likely to experience only modest price increases from this point in the cycle.


 
26-Nov-2020

The projected easing of the COVID-19 pandemic is now boosting sentiment in Victoria, and the Melbourne market is projected to deliver 8-12 per cent capital growth in 2021

The most important developments since our August report have been VIC's outstanding success in almost eliminating COVID-19 and consequently the significant unwinding of restrictions across VIC and the reopening of the VIC-NSW border. As previously projected, the second wave of COVID-19 has had a significant short-term impact on the market, but this is now fading.


 
01-Oct-2020

Sometimes it seems crime does pay as houses in affected areas outperform the market in Sydney and Melbourne. 

 
23-Sep-2020

Outlook strong for houses on the Sunshine Coast as buyers hone in on lifestyle options, ultra-low interest rates and the ability to work remotely.



 
20-Sep-2020

Now is the time to prepare to buy for prospective homebuyers in Melbourne, says Pete Wargent, co-founder of BuyersBuyers.com.au, a national marketplace now offering affordable buyer’s agency services to all Australians.


 
Doron Peleg
08-Sep-2020

Adelaide-Central and Hills is the only area in Greater Adelaide where principal and interest loans for both owner-occupier and investor loan repayment amounts are higher than the annual rent.


 
Doron Peleg
08-Sep-2020

Southeast Queensland renters are being urged to take advantage of the ultra-low interest rates as paying a mortgage in most areas is cheaper than paying rent.



 
Doron Peleg
07-Sep-2020

Ultra-low interest rates have created a unique environment where buying a house in most areas of Greater Melbourne is cheaper than paying rent on one.



 
Doron Peleg
07-Sep-2020

Apart from one area, interest-only loan repayments for owner-occupiers in Greater Sydney are higher than the annual rent, meaning now is the time to buy if you are in a position to do so.

 
31-Aug-2020

Buyers looking for the perfect property trifecta are placing their bets on the Victorian port city of Geelong where lifestyle, accessibility to employment hubs and affordable housing are the key to capital growth.


 
Doron Peleg
19-Aug-2020

Having already been hit hard by a major oversupply issue, the Brisbane unit market continues to suffer thanks to COVID-19, leading to both equity and cash flow risk.



 
Pete Wargent
17-Aug-2020

When assessing the risk of over-building, a common and reasonably sensible approach is to compare the number of properties in the pipeline to the established housing stock for a suburb or sub-region, to get a feel for the potential uplift in the dwelling stock.


 
with Clare Corby of Capital Buyer's Agency
09-Aug-2020

Canberra has seen some very high auction clearance rates lately, and it’s one of the first questions I’m asked lately about the Canberra market. Yet this statistic isn’t one that I suggest buyers look at as the ‘be all and end all’ of measuring the market.


 
Doron Peleg
02-Aug-2020

Investors buying rental apartments are taking an enormous gamble with not only equity and cashflow risk materially increasing, but also serviceability risks.


 
with Clare Corby of Capital Buyer's Agency
25-Apr-2020

When you’ve found a property that you want to pursue, it’s often a stage where buyers come unstuck. The process of buying real estate can’t be too complicated, surely? Found a place, make an offer, right? The problem is, the sales agent and vendor are actively pursuing the highest possible sale price - and as the buyer, you’re after the opposite. Or at least you hope so.


 
with Clare Corby of Capital Buyer's Agency
22-Jun-2016

Perhaps the best way to describe this is to compare the differences. Before you begin to consider what your time is worth, let's consider two different experiences...


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