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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place), and CEO of WargentAdvisory (providing subscription analysis, reports & services to institutional clients).

5 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

"Unfortunately so much commentary is self-serving or sensationalist. Pete Wargent shines through with his clear, sober & dispassionate analysis of the housing market, which is so valuable. Pete drills into the facts & unlocks the details that others gloss over in their rush to get a headline. On housing Pete is a must read, must follow - he is one of the finest property analysts in Australia" - Stephen Koukoulas, MD of Market Economics, former Senior Economics Adviser to Prime Minister Gillard.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Brisbane Rents Surge

Rental growth softening nationally

As new supply comes online, rental growth nationally is likely to be soft for the remainder of this cycle.

Over the past year median rents have declined noticeably in Canberra, Perth and Darwin.

Tidy figures for Brisbane in the December quarter though, reports CoreLogic-RP Data, with house rents rising by 2.5 percent and unit rents up by 1.3 percent.

Noted CoreLogic-RP Data:

"Capital city advertised rents remained unchanged over the final quarter of 2014, with house rents steady at $430 per week and unit rents recorded at $410 per week. Across Australia, house rents increased by 1.3% to $400 per week, while unit rents were unchanged over the three months to December at $390 per week.

For houses, the performance across each individual capital city market was varied. Hobart houses saw rents rise by the most, up 5.4% over the three month period, while Brisbane (2.5%), Adelaide (1.4%), Canberra (1.1%) and Sydney (1.0%) saw rents rise by a more moderate amount. Perth (-2.2%) and Darwin (-0.8%) were the weakest performing rental markets for houses over the three month period. Melbourne was the only capital city market to record no change, with weekly rents for houses stable at $385 per week.
The performance across the unit market at a capital city level was somewhat weaker. Hobart (1.8%) and Brisbane (1.3%) were the only capital cities in which rents rose over the three months to December, while all other cities saw rents fall over the last quarter of 2014 with the exception of Adelaide and Canberra where no change was recorded."