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declining apartment pipeline offset by low density surge

Declining apartment pipeline offset by low-density surge

A leading residential development review forecasts an ongoing decline in apartments. This comes in a year where total building approvals for new apartments dropped below 40,000 for the first time since 2013, with only 34,100 new approvals in 2020.    However, low-density development site sales record strong growth with the share of total sales growing 23.1 …

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future trends in commercial property

Future trends in commercial property

Analysts to office staff agree that the future of work has been sharply realigned, due to the effects of the pandemic. Yet, notwithstanding the sweeping changes that have indelibly altered not only where and how we work, but also the face of our workplaces, the “work from anywhere” mentality is countered by cautious workplace change. A …

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in appreciation of depreciation

In appreciation of depreciation

Simply put, depreciation is the act of a fixed asset losing value over time. It occurs in all acquired entities. The nature of this ongoing prospect in terms of an investment property precludes depreciation solely for end-of-financial year prioritising. Rather, a concerted financial planning approach and effort ensures that your investment and deprecation remain a …

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fomo meets its match in market driver tina

‘FOMO’ meets its match in market driver ‘TINA’

Record-low interest rates and surging property prices in Australia and New Zealand have fuelled buyers’ fear of missing out, otherwise known as FOMO, since the pandemic was declared in March 2020. But with the cost of renting closing in on that of standard mortgage repayments and demand for housing stock continuing to outstrip supply, TINA …

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the pressures driving regional property growth

The pressures driving regional property growth

Affordability and remote accessibility are two main motivators for the exponential growth in regional real estate.  COVID-19 played a key role in the initial push towards urban fringe or regional lifestyles. This was enhanced by remote work opportunities that were emphasised by pandemic-led realities. Yet even prior to the pandemic, it’s a common misnomer to …

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bank of mum and dad chips into affordability crisis

Bank of Mum and Dad chips into affordability crisis

Surging property prices that are fuelling the national and multinational housing affordability crisis are leading many first-time homebuyers to a trusted financial source: The Bank of Mum and Dad. Concerns that parental financial assistance is contributing to record house prices are not unfounded. Analysts note that in the March quarter, 60 per cent of first-home …

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buyer sentiment downcast amid rosy property outlook

Buyer sentiment downcast amid rosy property outlook

Affordability and supply issues appear to be dampening the mood of Australian homebuyers, according to findings from ME Bank’s latest Quarterly Property Sentiment Report. Conducted in April 2021, the report perceives the overall sentiment of buyers and sellers in the residential property market dipping seven percentage points to 42 per cent in the past three months. This follows record-high …

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buying into leading affordable growth regions

Buying into leading affordable growth regions

The sea-changer/tree-changer rise is no surprise, but a recent report estimated the combined development value of Australia’s top 10 regional growth areas at more than $15 billion this year — with Greater Geelong, Victoria, representing $7.52 billion in value alone.  This represents a wealth of opportunity for developers, with buyers looking to secure affordable options …

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