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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.
4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.
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Monday, 26 November 2012
Rents spiralling in Perth, Darwin, Sydney and Brisbane
A closer look at the Residex figures reveals some worrying trends.
In particular, the cost of renting an apartment in Perth (+27%), Darwin (+20%) and Sydney (+17%) is booming. The cost of renting a house is also booming in Perth (+20%), Brisbane (+18%) and Sydney (+12%).
Across Australia, the average cost of renting an apartment increased by more than 18% over the past 12 months. The very low vacancy rates in those cities listed above suggested that this might happen. Australia urgently needs to construct some dwellings in these locations or else risk re-inflating the property markets undesirably.
Residex's numbers below show that the price of a house in Sydney is now the highest it has ever been.