Friday, April 24, 2009
Source: The Australian
Mr Quinn said the high-end residential market remained soft and continued to affect Stockland’s apartments business.
Source: The Australian
"Apartments are leading the surge in Brisbane rental prices, with weekly bills soaring more than 13 per cent in the past year.
New figures released today show the median rental price for units in Brisbane has increased from $300 to $340 in the past 12 months.
The 13.3 per cent jump means Brisbane has experienced the largest increase in year-on-year unit rental prices of all the major cities in Australia, except for Darwin where the median unit asking price rose 14.3 per cent."
"For landlords and investors, rental yields are now approaching or exceeding mortgage rates, and in some areas positive gearing is a real possibility.
"This will provide some stimulus for potential investors to re-enter the market and take advantage of favourable conditions."
Sunday, April 19, 2009
SL8 in West End is nearing completion. The building has an industrial look, and the apartments have good views of industrial sheds.
2 bedroom listed for re-sale at $570,000 (Apt 203)
2 bedroom listed for resale at $560,000 (Apt 213)
2 bedroom listed at $690,000 (Apt 241)
2 bedroom listed at $550,000 (Apt 142)
2 bedroom listed at $617,000 (Apt 214)
For most of these apartments, the second bedroom looks over the back (open) hallway.
"With more than 90% of the 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments sold, limited opportunities remain to invest in SL8’s West End apartments. The two bedroom apartment final release is now selling from $565,000-$975,000."
See SL8 Real Estate (FKP)
Update: See readers comments here.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
|4000||Brisbane City, Spring Hill||1||6.30%|
|4169||East Brisbane, Kangaroo Point||2||6.00%|
|4101||South Brisbane, West End||6||5.10%|
|4006||Newstead, Fortitude Valley||8||5.00%|
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Visage at St Lucia has sold out prior to completion. There are 26 apartments. Off the plan projects, if priced correctly, are still selling out. 2 bedroom apartments priced from $470,000. Developed by Aspect Property GroupThis developer has DA to do a development within the University of Queensland grounds. Called "The Studio", this will be studio apartments for student.
- Breeze at Indooroopilly,41/8 Belgrave Road: 3 bed, highest bid at auction was $400,000, auctioneers bid of $780,000, passed in, now listed for $900,000
- Admiralty Quays, 144/32 Macrossan Street, Brisbane, 3 bed, sold for $1,885,000
- Skyline, 62/30 Macrossan Street, 2 bed, passed in at $563,000, now listed at $600,000
- Dockside Hotel, 601/44 Ferry St, Kangaroo Point, 2 bed, no bid
- Dockside Hotel, 510/44 Ferry St, Kangaroo Point, 2 bed, no bid
- MacArthur Chambers, 104/229 Queen Street, 2 bed, 2 cars, passed in at $720,000, now listed at $790,000
- 95/260 Vulture Street, South Brisbane, 2 bed, passed in at $645,000, now listed at $675,000
- Aurora, 117/420 Queen Street, 2 bed 1 bath, sold for $395,000
- 7/146 Macquarie Street, St Lucia, 2 bed 1 bath, sold for $500,000
"Increases in rents have seen yields for Brisbane houses and units (at 4.4% and 4.9% respectively) increase, and yields for houses are now back to levels last seen in 2002. This together with lower interest rates is starting to make a more compelling case for investors, and counter cyclical investors are starting to return to the market."
"Prices did not peak until early 2008 and have only come back 5% since then. Whilst there is potentially further downside in the short term, the market is likely to stabilise and the high levels of demand are expected to see growth return once the economy starts to pick up. Brisbane has generally had high demand for apartments and units, and this means that the fall in prices for other dwellings has not been as much as for houses.MLG Property Report - March 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
"L J Hooker's Surfers Paradise principal, John Newland, says apartments that sold for $1.4 million last year are being marketed for quick sales with asking prices about $800,000. He also reports a two-bedroom apartment with ocean views that sold last year for $580,000 is now listed for resale at $449,000. And another listed at $530,000 has been discounted to $439,000. Surfers International principal Malcolm Catchpole says an apartment that sold last year for $555,000 and rented at $560 a week is now on the market for $359,000."
For Full Story, See Domain
"The Toowong Area unit market has seen a steady increase in median price during a five year period. Growth during this time was at a compounding rate of 9.6% per annum, with an average of 333 transactions per six month period. In the past year alone growth has climbed to register a median unit price of $410,000, equating to an increase of $43,000 or 11.7% from the previous year."Source PRD Report from www.prd.com.au/research/