Market Value: An Established Basis of Value

Posted on 14 December 2021
Source: IVSC - Perspectives Paper The IVSC has issued this Perspectives Paper in a series designed to initiate discussion and debate on the topic of market value. IVS (Effective 31st January 2022) Cost(s) (noun): The consideration or expenditure required to acquire or create an Asset. Price: The monetary or other consideration asked, offered or paid for an Asset, which may be different from the Value. Value (noun): The opinion resulting from a valuation process that is compliant with IVS...

PEXA's Monthly Settlement & Mortgage Insights

Posted on 14 December 2021
Source: PEXA Insights This month's highlights: Both NSW & VIC bounced back after 4-months of declining sale settlements, recording growth of 15.4% and 7.9% respectively The QLD market continued to charge ahead, with sale settlements up 13.7% for the month, recording a new high Refinances continued to trend significantly above levels seen in 2020, across the country Monthly Settlement Insights - QLD - December 2021 Highlights: Sale settlements Sale settlements in Nov-21 were...

Housing boom will peak and slow in 2022

Posted on 30 November 2021
Source:  Australian Property Journal THE growth rate for capital city dwelling prices across the country are set to peak in the first half of 2022 before steadying thanks to stricter lending regulations. According to SQM Research’s Christopher’s Housing Boom and Bust Report 2022, rising prices are anticipated to slow and even begin to decline, with further intervention from the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) expected in the new year. “As 2021 draws...

National housing construction costs explode, rising at fastest rate since introduction of the GST

Posted on 16 November 2021
Source:  CoreLogic A surge in new builds and renovations coupled with supply chain disruptions and a shortage of materials has resulted in an unprecedented spike in construction costs.

CoreLogic’s quarterly measure of residential construction costs reveals a national increase of 3.8% was recorded in the three months to September 2021, outpacing the Consumer Price Index of 0.8% for the same period. 

The Cordell Construction Cost Index (CCCI), formerly known as the Corde...

Rental vacancy rates fall to decade low level

Posted on 16 November 2021
Source:  Australian Property Journal RENTAL vacancy rates fell to 1.6% over October, with Sydney and Melbourne pulling the country down to this decade low. According to the latest data from SQM Research, the national residential property rental vacancy rate fell from 1.7% in September or 59,953 vacancies to 59,345 vacancies a rate not seen since March 2011. Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Darwin remained largely steady and below 1.0%, at 0.6%, 0.6%, 0.8% and 0.7% respectively. While Sy...

Are Queensland's Low Vacancy Rates Stabilising?

Posted on 9 November 2021
Source:  REIQ Journal Queensland’s tight residential vacancy rates appear to be stabilising with minimal movement over the last quarter, according to the REIQ’s September 2021 Vacancy Report released today. Of the 50 local government areas and sub regions covered in the report, vacancy rates fell in 20 areas, remained the same in 17 and climbed in 13 compared to the previous quarter. However, movements up or down in most areas were confined to a minimal 0.1%. Maranoa reco...

Compensation for the compulsory acquisition of native title rights awarded by New South Wales Courts

Posted on 14 September 2021
Source:  CBP - Insights There have been two recent important New South Wales (NSW) Court decisions in respect of native title in the context of the compulsory acquisition of land. The emergence of these types of claims will need to be assessed and dealt with by the Courts in the years ahead. In anticipation of an increase of these types of claims, the Valuer-General of NSW has released a draft paper on valuing cultural heritage land (Draft Paper) under the Land Acquisitio...

Residential listings sink to lowest level in over a decade

Posted on 14 September 2021
Source:  Australian Property Journal NATIONAL listings were at their lowest level more than 10 years in August, with locked down cities Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra leading the fall. According to the latest data from SQM Research, national listings over August fell by 9.6% to 215,911, compared to 238,834 in July. Reflecting the lowest volume of listings since SQM began recording in January 2010. National listings were also down 26.3% compared to this time 12 months ago, with Sydney,...

Rental Markets Remain Tight

Posted on 18 August 2021
Source:  Australian Property Journal With little availability in the nation's rental market, rents are being placed under upwards pressure rising for another month. According to SQM Research, the national rental vacancy rate is still tight, sitting at 1.7% over July, while the national combined weekly rent is up 1.3% to $508 a week, a yearly increase of 13.7%. In Melbourne the vacancy rate was up from 3.5% in June to 3.6%, while in Sydney it fell from 2.8% to 2.7%. While in M...

Growth cycle tapering as housing becomes less affordable

Posted on 4 August 2021
Source: CoreLogic Australian housing values increased a further 1.6% in July, according to CoreLogic's national home value index.  The latest rise takes housing values 14.1% higher over the first seven months of the year and 16.1% higher over the past twelve months.  CoreLogic's research director, Tim Lawless, described the market as strong, but losing steam.  "The 16.1% lift in national housing values over the past year is the fastest pace of annual growth s...

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