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Is there still a housing shortage in Australia?

The national shortage of housing in Australia is nearly 250,000 dwellings, lower than previously estimated, but still a long way from being in structural surplus, according to ANZ Research’s latest Economic Insight.

 

The study forecasts that housing construction and underlying housing demand will see a modest unwinding of the current housing shortage in coming years. This easing will, however, challenge the short-term support to dwelling sales and price growth from the underlying supply-demand imbalance in some markets.

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Brisbane real estate investment

Median price disparity draws investors’ eyes to Brisbane Investment

By Jennifer Duke, 10 March 2014, Source: Property Observer

Brisbane Investment is now clearly back in favour and property prices are showing us why.

Traditional investor cities of Sydney and Melbourne are being tipped to fall out of favour as Brisbane’s affordability allows it to emerge as the new city to invest in, according to Place Advisory. Read more

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Property Investment in Bendigo – Now is the Time

Following the property cycles will lead you to the regional towns and cities after the capital city’s have had their run.  Melbourne has been a strong performer and now wise investors are looking towards places like  Bendigo.  In this article by Stephen Taylor first published in propertyobserver.com.au, he outlines some of the major projects planned for this vibrant city.

The Victorian regional city of Bendigo is on the move with plans approved – and others in the pipeline – for a swag of apartments and commercial premises set to transform the goldfield’s town.

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When is the best time to buy investment property

When to Buy an Investment Property

Understanding Property Market Cycles is important for anyone wanting to be successful as a property investor.  Market cycles can help us to understand which property markets will be moving upwards and when.  They are not an exact science though and sometimes can give off false signals about tops and bottoms of the cycle.

When to buy an Investment Property is nowhere near as important as actually buying a property, a trap some investors fall into is waiting for the market to fall so they can grab a bargain.  This can lead to a type of investment paralysis, where fear of not getting it perfectly right prevents any decisions from being made. Read more