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Brisbane units tipped to grow up to 8.7 per cent next year

by Karleen Jentz, Copywriter 12 July 2018

There is light at the end of the tunnel – or should that be development pipeline – for the Brisbane unit market with a new report showing we’re shrugging off a longstanding oversupply and headed for growth territory.

Brisbane’s units have had some years of sluggish growth as a flood of new unit developments hit the market. And buyer numbers didn’t keep pace as our local market was hit with a double whammy.

Foreign buyers withdrew and it also became harder for Australian investors to get finance as regulators tried to cool the overheated southern markets.

But after posting a drop in value last year of -2.9 per cent, new analysis is predicting a turnaround as developers have decided to put further apartment projects on hold.

The CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics Australian Home Value Index released late last month showed that the worst was over for the Brisbane unit market, reports

While 2018 will still see a modest return to growth territory of 0.8 per cent, in 2019 the report is forecasting a median increase of 6.5 per cent with some Brisbane regions exceeding 8 per cent growth.

Check out the Moody’s Analytics 2019 Brisbane unit market growth forecasts:

  • Moreton Bay North 8.7 per cent
  • Ipswich 8.1 per cent
  • Logan Beaudesert 8 per cent
  • Brisbane North 6.9 per cent
  • Inner City 6.1 per cent
  • Moreton Bay South 5.9 per cent
  • Brisbane West 5.3 per cent
  • Brisbane South 3.5 per cent
  • Brisbane East 3.5 per cent

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