Sunday, April 5, 2009

Investors Returning

"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

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