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The property market is looking the best in five years, as properties are being bought in a matter of days.

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New figures have revealed a buying frenzy in Stafford Heights, the north Brisbane suburb topping the list for where more buyers are looking per sales listing than any other area in the state.

The top 10 – also including Holland Park and Spring Hill – have been ­singled out by website ­realestate.com.au, with Ray White Queensland chief executive Peter Camphin saying properties in a 5km radius of the City had become particularly popular in the recovering market.

“The days on the market are shortening and a lot of buyers are now realising now is the time to buy,” he said.

“The gap for what properties are listed for and sold for is narrowing – it’s moving into a seller’s market.”

Other hot suburbs in the top 10 include Wilston, Newmarket, Red Hill and Camp Hill.

Real Estate Institute of Queensland managing director Anton Kardash said demand was now surpassing supply due to low interest rates and high buyer’s confidence – commanding the best start in five years.

“We’re coming off a very low base but this movement is very positive,” he said.

CommSec economist Savanth Sebastian said consumer confidence was sitting in a relatively positive setting, feeding into retail then further into real estate market growth.

“People have been seeing a build-up of the wealth in their home and households feel a little bit more equity there and willing to go out and spend a little more,” he said.

Properties in the Grange, Mount Gravatt and Graceville round out the top 10 list, but other suburbs such as the Sunshine Coast’s Golden Beach as well as North Lakes and Indooroopilly have grown in popularity.

Southport on the Gold Coast is another rising star, thanks to recent infrastructure projects and a revitalisation of the suburb, which is billed as the Coast’s business heart.

The suburb has made the top 20 best-selling suburbs ­nationally, reaching No. 2 in Queensland for its unit sales behind Surfers Paradise, ­according to RP Data figures.

Burton & Ryan Property Agents partner Ryan Hoelzl said it was Stafford Heights’ ­affordability and proximity to shops and infrastructure like the AirportLink that made it so popular.

“The market is just crazy, it’s unbelievable,” he said, adding the Stafford Heights market had experienced its best start in at least seven years.

The median sale price in Stafford Heights is $462,500 and the latest RP Data figures show houses spent on average 51 days on market, well below the overall Brisbane average of 83.

Ray White Property and marketing specialist for Holland Park Dianne Deem said a home at 22 Contay St sold for almost $770,000 within three days.

“We can’t keep the stock levels up – they go on the market and they’re gone within the week,” she said.

Top 10 seller’s markets:

1. Stafford Heights

2. Holland Park

3. Spring Hill

4. Wilston

5. Newmarket

6. Red Hill

7. Camp Hill

8. Grange

9. Mount Gravatt

10. Graceville

A four-bedroom Indooroopilly home, which sits on 1255sq m within the coveted Golden Triangle, was put on the market on January 10 and sold within 24 hours.

With a lounge complete with a fireplace, separate formal dining area and a huge solar-heated saltwater pool, 152 Harts Rd sold for the asking price.

Property co-owner Ray De Jonk said he was extremely happy with the deal, with the home selling for $1.56 million to fit in to the expected asking price of between $1.55 million and $1.65 million.

“The remarkable thing about the sale of this property was the speed – admittedly it is a fantastic area – but I was quite amazed,” he said.

“There is a demand, I think, and a good-quality property is always going to go well … but timing is everything when you’re selling.”

McGrath Estate Agents Paddington sales agent Alex Jordan sold the property with an idea it would sell quickly.

“The buyer is in the sandstone business and plans on doing a major renovation, something which I’m sure will be very impressive,” he said.

“This is the best market I have seen for more than 10 years, with strong buyer demand for prestige property priced between $1 million and $3 million.

“Low interest rates and demand from offshore and interstate buyers is fuelling the price growth in the Brisbane real estate market.”

 

Original article published at www.news.com.au by Brittany Vonow & Teela Jurgensen, The Courier Mail 8/2/14

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Revealed: These are the hottest suburbs in Brisbane for 2019

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THE hottest suburbs in Brisbane have been revealed amid signs of “uplift” for the city’s housing market, according to a leading national property analyst.

THE hottest suburbs in Brisbane have been revealed amid signs of “uplift” for the city’s housing market, according to a leading national property analyst.

THE hottest growth suburbs in Brisbane have been revealed amid signs of “uplift” for the city’s housing market, according to a leading national property analyst.

Terry Ryder of Hotspotting has released his latest Price Predictor Index, which tracks rising sales in suburbs across the country and identifies the places likely to deliver strong price growth in the near future.

The index found 33 suburbs in Brisbane were “rising steadily”, with the strongest market being the affordable Moreton Bay region.

Revealed These are the hottest suburbs in Brisbane

“The Brisbane market is showing signs of uplift, with more growth suburbs emerging in the latest survey,” Mr Ryder said.

In fact, Moreton Bay is the second strongest growth market in the country — eclipsed only by Port Adelaide — with 10 suburbs classified as “rising steadily”.

These include Clontarf and Woody Point, which have seen increases in sales activity.

Mr Ryder said the suburbs’ drawcards included affordable prices, new rail links, a soon to completed new university campus and a bayside lifestyle.

Revealed These are the hottest suburbs in Brisbane 2019

The second highest ranked market after Moreton Bay is Brisbane south, which has eight rising markets — many surprise contenders as they have beaten bluechips to take out the top spots where prices are expected to outperform.

Those suburbs are Mt Gravatt East, Corinda, Forest Lake, Mansfield, Oxley, Parkinson and Sunnybank Hills.

Most of these fit into Brisbane’s “middle market”, with median house prices in the range from $650,000 to $800,000.

Revealed These are the hottest suburbs

The number of growth suburbs in Brisbane’s north have risen from four to seven in the latest survey, with rising demand occurring in Alderley, Bald Hills, Brighton, Geebung, Gordon Park, Newmarket and Stafford Heights.

Across the state, Clinton in the Gladstone region is the top growth suburb in Queensland, while Emerald in central Queensland, Kearneys Spring in Toowoomba, Little Mountain on the Sunshine Coast and Torquay in Hervey Bay also make the list.

Brisbane’s south, Mackay and Moreton Bay are among the national top 10 regions with the highest number of growth suburbs.

Revealed These are the hottest suburbs in Brisbane for the year 2019

But when it comes to consistent sales growth, one Queensland suburb has taken out the top spot in the country — Mountain Creek on the Sunshine Coast.

The suburb, with a median home price of $635,000, has sold between 90 and 110 homes in each quarter over the past four years.

Its median house price has increased 10.5 per cent in just the past 12 months.

“Most property buyers are seeking growth and in the search for rising prices there’s a tendency to undervalue the consistent markets,” Mr Ryder said.

“These places represent safety for buyers because markets like this are likely to maintain

steady price levels — but these markets also deliver good growth.”

Revealed These are the hottest suburbs in Brisbane in the year 2019

BRISBANE’S HOTTEST GROWTH SUBURBS FOR 2019:

Alderley

Alexandra Hills

Bald Hills

Banksia Beach

Beachmere

Bray Park

Brighton

Burpengary

Carina

Clontarf

Corinda

Eagleby

Forest Lake

Geebung

Gordon Park

Heritage Park

Joyner

Kenmore

Loganholme

Mansfield

Mt Gravatt East

Newmarket

Oxley

Parkinson

Redcliffe

Rothwell

Salisbury

Stafford Heights

Strathpine

Sunnybank Hills

Woody Point

Wynnum West

(Source: The Price Predictor Index)

Originally published as Brisbane’s hottest suburbs revealed

Source: brisbaneinvestor.com.au

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Queensland Attracts UK Property Seekers

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Research by realestate.com.au showed that searches for property in Queensland climbed by nearly a third in December compared to the same period in the previous year. This was driven largely by British people who are flocking to one of the most populous states in the country, according to a report by news.com.au.

The study found that property searches originating from the UK increased 31%, with the Sunshine Coast suburbs of Noosa Heads, Buderim and Mooloolaba as popular picks among potential buyers.

New Farm, Redcliffe and North Lakes, meanwhile, topped the list of the most in-demand suburbs in Brisbane.

Nerida Conisbee, Realestate.com.au chief economist, said Queensland, specifically its beachside properties, held the top spot in terms of total search activity among UK property seekers.

“The Hemsworth impact seems to be impacting the view of Byron Bay with this the most searched by UK property seekers in December 2018 — the number tripling from December 2017,” she said.

Universal Buyers Agents Director Darren Piper said that the chaos surrounding Brexit in Britain was enticing overseas buyers to explore the Australian property market.

“House prices in London have fallen for the fifth quarter in a row. It’s natural for investors to look for safe havens in times of uncertainty,” he said.

Australia’s property market has consistently grown over the past decade, with homes in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne reaching record prices.

“It’s the perfect time for people to get their foot in the door and it’s a great time as a homeowner to explore your options, maybe make a move or stay the course,” said Piper.

 

Source: brisbaneinvestor.com.au

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Labor Unveils $6.6bn Affordable Housing Plan to Build 250,000 New Homes

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Labor Unveils $6.6bn Affordable Housing Plan

Labor has announced a ten-year plan to build 250,000 new homes across Australia, including 20,000 during its first term in government if it wins the election.

The $6.6 billion investment would see 250,000 new homes for low income and working families, key workers such as nurses, police, carers and teachers and women over 55, the fastest emerging group of Australians at risk of homelessness.

Subsidies of $8,500 per year would be offered to investors building new homes in return for cheaper rent for eligible tenants.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten unveiled the multibillion-dollar plan in his address yesterday at Labor’s three-day national conference in Adelaide.

“Building more affordable housing is infrastructure policy. It is cities policy. It is jobs and productivity policy,” he said.

The plan would see a family paying the national rental average save up to $92 each week.

“When you provide an affordable home for hard-working people, you give them the level playing-field and fair start they need,” he said.

Shorten said Labor would work with the states and territories, local councils, and community housing providers to make sure the rollout of homes were built “where they’re needed most” and would “go to the people who need them most”.

“Not foreign investors, nor international students.”

Affordable Housing Plan

The new homes would be accessible for all ages and for people with a disability, with Shorten describing the new homes as “more energy efficient, meaning lower power bills”, also offering a rental discount of 20 per cent.

Describing Labor as a “party of home ownership, and a party of affordable housing and community housing”, Shorten used the speech as an opportunity to call on industry super to “step up” and invest in affordable housing projects.

And of course, the opposition leader touched upon the hotly debated campaign election issue: negative gearing.

“This is a boost for renters and for the liveability of our growing suburbs… Alongside our plans to make negative gearing fairer, it will drive a boom in construction jobs and apprenticeships,” Shorten said.

A recent report published by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) found Australia needed to triple its social housing by 2036, faced with a shortfall of 433,000 social housing dwellings.

Labor Unveils $6.6bn Affordable Housing Plan to Build 250,000 New Homes

Property industry bodies welcome Labor’s announcement

Property Council chief executive Ken Morrison welcomed the incentives, but said they are “no substitute” for the supply of housing which is funded by 2.1 million property investors, “including those who access negative gearing”.

Housing affordability remains a critical issue for many Australians, an issue Morrison says is often overshadowed in the media by Melbourne and Sydney’s cooling markets.

“It makes sense to harness the investment capacity of the private sector to deliver affordable housing,” Morrison said.

“Labor’s incentives for investors to deliver affordable housing will make a contribution to meeting that need while also providing a boost to our construction industry, a key driver of economic activity.”

Planning schemes, land supply, and property taxes, which make up around 25 per cent of the cost of a new house are all part of the housing affordability mix, Morrison added, “there is no single ‘silver bullet’ solution”.

Urban Taskforce chief executive Chris Johnson said many different approaches are needed to tackle the hugely complex housing affordability issue.

“State and territory governments still have a responsibility to ensure that enough appropriately-zoned land is available in inner-ring suburbs to ensure sufficient housing supply,” Johnson said.

“Infrastructure levies must be kept under control to ensure that these do not add to the cost of housing production.”

 

Source: brisbaneinvestor.com.au

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