It’s been a year where Sydney’s booming market dominated media commentary, while Brisbane recorded slow and steady growth. Brisbane ends the year in a classic hare and tortoise tale, as buyer sentiment continues to swing north with Sydney passing its peak.
Renovators got yet another fix of The Block. While the show itself proved intriguing, the post-auction commentary was even more entertaining, with one journo claiming buyers of The Block apartments needed psychiatric help. Harsh words indeed!
Speaking of straight talk, our favourite hotspotter Terry Ryder unleashed some classics in 2015, imploring the “twits, turkeys and walking talking egos” of the property commentating world to look deeper than broad-brush averages when analysing market performance. Spot on Terry.
And Aussie celebs kept us busy with their property transactions, including Biggest Loser trainer Michelle Bridges, rugby star Quade Cooper and radio co-host Hamish Blake. News in last month is that Chris Hemsworth is moving back to Australia with the purchase of a Byron Bay home. Ladies – looks like all our Christmases have come at once!
The Watt Realty bloggers are taking a break for the next couple of weeks. We hope your year has been a prosperous one and we wish you a fantastic Christmas! We’ll be back on deck in 2016 to help keep you abreast of all things property.