Friday, April 24, 2009

Brisbane Rents

"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."

Brisbane Times

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