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New figures reveal property sellers raked in $15.2 billion in profits during the last three months of 2013.

The market is continuing to claw back lost ground with the number Moreton Investor, Property Management, Investment properties, Real estate Moreton, Mortgage Broker Moreton, Moreton property market, Moreton property prices, rental properties,of properties selling for a profit on the increase.

New figures from RP Data reveal the number of profit making resales of properties throughout the country improved during the December quarter.

The country’s best region for turning a profit was Victoria’s Loddon Shire region, followed by Sydney, Perth, Central Highlands in Victoria and the Darling Downs in Queensland.

Housing as affordable as a decade ago

Queensland’s far north was the worst performer with 28.8 per cent of all sales during the December quarter for less than the owners originally bought. More than a fifth of property sales during the quarter in regional Queensland were at a loss.

Regional Western Australia also performed poorly with almost a fifth of sales at a loss.

Demand remained strong for properties within capital cities with only 6.5 per cent of those at a loss — the lowest level since mid 2011.

In Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra the proportion of loss making sales was highest for homes resold between one and three years.

In Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin homes which resold between three and five years after purchase were most likely to sell at a loss.

In Perth, homes purchased between five years and seven years ago were the most likely to sell at a loss over the quarter.

There were 74,595 properties sold during the last quarter of 2013 with only 9.7 per cent of those selling for less than the owners originally paid for them.

Losses in the December quarter totalled $457.3 million, which was an improvement on the previous quarter when 11.1 per cent of sales were at a loss.

The vast majority, 90.3 per cent, of sales during the December quarter were at a profit worth a total of $15.2 billion.

About a third of these owners at least doubled their money when they sold, but the average gross profit per sale was $225,088.

The average time to own a property before selling for a profit was 9.9 years, but if you want to double your money you need to live there for about 16 years.

RP Data research analyst Cameron Kusher said the likelihood of making a gross profit or loss was quite different based on the length of time a property was owned.

Homes bought before the Global Financial Crisis (January 1, 2008) which sold in the December quarter generally sold at a profit.

But 17.6 per cent of properties bought after that date and sold in December were for less than originally paid.

Mr Kusher said the results reflected the broader housing market trends at the moment.

“We are seeing values increase pretty much in all capital cities and a lot of regional markets as well,’’ he said.

“It does tend to reflect what we are seeing broadly but still on a historical basis the proportion of loss making sales is certainly elevated when compared to ten years ago.’’

Mr Kusher said the market appeared to be heading in the right direction, but the lifestyle market was still struggling a little.

“The lifestyle markets definitely are areas where we have seen the highest proportion of loss making sales, but again in those regions like the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, far north Queensland, south west Western Australia, although the proportion of loss making sales is still quite high it is trending down quite rapidly in those areas as well. Again that mirrors what we are seeing across those housing markets were we are now seeing some low levels of capital growth coming in.’’

“It just reiterates the long-term nature of investing in the housing market,’’ Mr Kusher said.

“I think what we have seen more recently is reflective of the market going forward, so people need to take a long-term view of buying property.’’

Mr Kusher said there had been a deterioration in performance in mining towns.

“Two quarters ago they were recording the lowest proportion of loss making sales, now certainly we have seen some escalation of loss making sales in areas like the Pilbara region, the Kimberley region, those mining areas in Queensland, Mackay and those sort of areas as well.’’

The best performing council area within greater Brisbane was the Brisbane City Council area, where 90.7 per cent of sales were at a profit.

In Sydney, 100 per cent of sales in the Burwood and Hunters Hill council areas were at a profit.

In Melbourne both Banyule and Knox council areas were the best performers with 97.9 per cent of sales in each area at a profit.

In Adelaide every sale in Walkerville council region was at a profit during the December quarter, while in Perth the Gosnells council area was the best performer with 98.8 per cent of sales at a profit.

Hobart was the best performing council region within Hobart with 89.6 per cent of sales at a profit, in Darwin it was the Darwin council area with 92.4 per cent of sales at a profit, and in the Canberra council region 92.6 per cent of sales were at a profit.

WHERE THE PROFITS ARE

Regions with lowest proportion of loss making resales

LODDON (Vic) (2.1%)

SYDNEY (NSW) (3.6%)

PERTH (WA) (4.3%)

CENTRAL Highlands (Vic) (4.3%)

DARLING Downs (Qld) (4.8%)

BARWON (Vic) (4.9%)

WIMMERA (Vic) (6.0%)

Melbourne (Vic) (6.0%)

ILLAWARRA (NSW) (6.3%)

GIPPSLAND (Vic) (6.3%)

Source: RP Data

 

Original article published at www.news.com.au by Michelle Hele, News Limited Network 22/3/2014

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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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