This Blog is designed to provide information about buying or renting apartments in Brisbane, Australia.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Supply Greater than Demand in Brisbane
4BC Real Estate Guru Keven Turner has downplayed any risk of undersupply in the Brisbane apartment market despite recent reports of an upcoming boom in demand.
Speaking to Mark Braybook on 4BC Mornings, Mr Turner said that the supply of new units far outweighs recent increases in demand.
"If you look at the number of approvals sort of going forward, we've only got something like 2000 or 1500 to 2000 units in the pipeline which is not even going to meet demand."
Mr Turner said Melbourne is at a far greater risk of oversupply with over 20 000 new units being planned or developed.
However Mr Turner has warned potential buyers in Brisbane to be prepared to hold onto properties well into the long term if they are seeking to make a profit.
"Developers actually have a huge amount of control over new stock, new development stock, so they pretty much do actually control that market. If you find that you're buying a unit you're probably gonna have to hold onto it for anything up to five to 10 years to get something value back out of it."