"Demand for rental homes in resource-rich regions of Queensland is continuing to drive up residential rental yields in some mining areas, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ).
The REIQ residential rental yield report found that over the December quarter 2010, the postcodes of Dysart, Blackwater and Moranbah in Central Queensland recorded gross yields between 14.5 and 8.9 per cent because there remains more demand than supply for rental homes in many of these mining areas.
Across the state, however, the market conditions of the past 12 months has resulted in more sustainable gross rental yields given property prices have generally softened and rents have remained stable.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show that investor numbers in Queensland increased in February compared to January however numbers remain at historic lows."
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