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What the data is showing about the Brisbane property market in 2020

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Release Date: 03/04/2020

Household Wealth show art Household Wealth

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The latest government data shows that household wealth in Australia continues to rise and residential property is the main reason for that. New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown that the wealth of Australian households has risen for a sixth consecutive quarter, with residential land and house prices the largest contributor. The ABS figures indicate that household wealth on average increased 2.7 per cent in the March Quarter.  In raw numbers, our collective wealth increased by $431 billion - to reach over $16 trillion. Those numbers are probably meaningless to most...

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Cheapies with Prospects show art Cheapies with Prospects

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Investors come to property markets in many different shapes and sizes, but our observation is that most are seeking a level of affordability. The official data shows that most Australians seeking to buy investment properties are not wealthy, with most having incomes below $100,000, and most have just one property or are buying a rental property for the first time. This dictates, for many, a purchase somewhere in the range from $400,000 to $600,000. Fortunately, there continue to be options in regional Australia where buyers can access houses in this price range in locations which have good...

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The Current Lending Landscape with Lucky Velasquez - Webinar Replay show art The Current Lending Landscape with Lucky Velasquez - Webinar Replay

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Unlock the Secrets to Securing the Best Loans in Today’s Market! Whether you are an investor, real estate professional, financial planner, buyer’s agent, or investment advisor looking to navigate the complexities of the current lending landscape? Join us for an exclusive webinar that will equip you with the knowledge and tools to secure the best loan products and deals available today. Hosted by: Tim Graham, General Manager of Hotspotting with special guest Lucky Velasquez, CEO of financebetter Webinar Highlights: Shopping for Policy vs. Rates:  Learn how to prioritise policies over...

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It's Not All About FHBs show art It's Not All About FHBs

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The unfortunate reality is that the core problems afflicting housing markets don’t get fixed because politicians don’t understand the problems AND they’re unwilling to consult with the people who do. If a state government gets the message that’s there’s a serious rental shortage, the only response will be to announce they’re going to build a million new dwellings over the next 10 or 20 years – which doesn’t address the core issue at all and is unlikely to ever be delivered anyway. Politicians are incapable of coming up with anything else as a response to an immediate and...

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Latest Population Data show art Latest Population Data

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One of the core reasons the national shortage of dwellings is so serious is that it coincides with a record increase in the nation’s population. The latest data shows that Australia’s population grew 651,000 in 2023, the highest number in the nation’s history. 84% of that growth was attributed to overseas migration. Now, the record level of population growth last year did NOT cause the shortage of dwellings including the under-supply of rental homes. The seeds of the shortage were sewn years earlier by bad government policy and have been exacerbated by bad governance every year since....

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Government Makes Key Issues Worse show art Government Makes Key Issues Worse

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The most concerning thing about the unprecedented shortages which afflict Australian real estate markets is not that they are driving up rents and prices across the nation. Alarming though that is for tenants and for first-home-buyers, the truly concerning thing is the myriad ways in which our elected representatives keep making those problems much, much worse. Every time a state or territory government passes legislation or announces a policy move or hands down a budget which impacts on the rental shortage and housing affordability issue, they make it worse – not better. This is the unsung...

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Rising Prices Not Rising Prices Not "Weird"

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According to our national newspaper, The Australian, the fact that property prices have continued to rise in spite of higher interest rates is, and I quote, “weird” – and apparently the people described by the newspaper as “experts” are scratching their heads about it. The article that contained this nonsense was just another plank in the ever-growing pile of misinformation about real estate issues perpetrated by economists and journalists who don’t allow their ignorance of property issues to prevent them from commenting about them. Journalist Anthony Keane is the personal finance...

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EOFY Special: Save Big on Real Estate Insights & Memberships show art EOFY Special: Save Big on Real Estate Insights & Memberships

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The new 2025 Financial Year is upon us and, as we do every year, we are making special offers to real estate consumers and to our business customers. One of the key factors for success for real estate investors is basing decisions on quality research. As we launch into the new financial year, it’s crucial to have the best information at your fingertips. To help set up investors with a suite of reports that cover all the key bases, we’ve put together a bundle of reports that nominate great locational options for capital growth, for rental yields and positive cashflow, as well as our...

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Research Beats Hype show art Research Beats Hype

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The most successful property investors have some features in common - and making decisions based on genuine research is one of the key ones. But those people are relatively rare. My observation of the behaviour of investors over four decades shows that more people make investment decisions based on media soundbites than on real research. And, as we embark on a new financial year with all kinds of competing forces in play in real estate, it’s more important than ever that real estate consumers base their decisions on research, rather than media frenzy and herd mentality. Far too many people...

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Depreciation Impact show art Depreciation Impact

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The report we call The Pulse provides critical intelligence for property investors because it shows how you can get both a high rental yield and excellent capital growth if you choose your location well. Recent editions of The Pulse have featured locations where rents have grown 10-15-20% in a year, but so have property values – providing the ultimate win-win-win situation for property investors. Hotspotting produces this report in association with leading national experts on property depreciation, Washington Brown – who provide additional key elements to the data in this report. The...

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The Brisbane market is showing meaningful improvement and appears ready for a long overdue boom. Every statistic that matters depicts uplift in the market and prices are expected to rise in 2020. Find out which areas are predicted to perform strongly in our latest edition of the Top 5 Brisbane Hotspots report.