® HtAG Market Updates

The local government area (LGA) of Mornington Peninsula Shire juts out between Port Philip Bay and Western Port Bay to the south of Melbourne. The environment ranges from the commuter towns of Mornington and Mount Eliza, to country locations such as Red Hill and the vacation spots of Dromana and Tootgarook. This is a desirable location filled with high-value homes. The property market in Melbourne...

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The local government area (LGA) of Moreton Bay occupies an enviable position between Brisbane City to the south and the Sunshine Coast to the north. The LGA includes the facilities of its major towns—Burpengary, Morayfield, and Caboolture – along with rolling countryside and accessible beaches. Areas like Moreton Bay, to the north of Brisbane offer a stable place for property investment. As can be seen...

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The local government area (LGA) of the Shire of Hornsby lies on the northern edge of Sydney’s urban area. Property values in the LGA are very closely tied to the economic success of the county’s largest city. After experiencing very strong price growth, the Sydney property boom is going through a period of correction. As can be seen in the map below, Sydney’s urban area...

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The Central Coast Council area lies between the urbanisations of Sydney and Newcastle and is commutable to both cities. The proximity to major commercial centres, good work prospects, and attractive costal communities makes this local government area one of the most expensive for housing in the country. As can be seen in the map below, property in the urban area of Sydney has been falling...

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The City of Lake Macquarie is within the Greater Newcastle Area, being adjacent to the City of Newcastle local government area (LGA). At a distance of 150 km, Sydney is easy to reach from Lake Macquarie. However, the housing market of the LGA isn’t treated as part of Sydney’s commuter belt and is more influenced by economic developments in Newcastle. As the map below shows,...

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The property market in the Australian Capital Territory has not performed as well in 2019 as the area’s neighbouring zones, notably, the Yass Valley and Snowy Monaro regional council zones. A factor to note when comparing the property markets in these areas is that of sales volume. The ACT is a larger market than neighbouring LGAs. Sales by house and unit market segments for 2018-2019...

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The overall property market outlook for Ku Ring Gai shows mixed demand; houses will experience a plateau in median price however, units will grow more quickly. Two-bedroom units and four-bedroom homes are the most popular across the region. The area has experienced a range of price changes indicating a diverse mix of opportunity. There is stronger demand for properties in the central area while more...

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Since 2010, with the launch of Oculus Rift, Virtual Reality (VR) has been making a real splash. Technology superstars like Google, Microsoft and Samsung quickly caught on to the potential of simulated environments and now VR has become so accessible that the real estate industry has leapt onto the VR bandwagon and changed everything about buying and selling property. In 2016, the idea caught on...

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