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SQM Research Residential Newsletter - 
Tuesday 7 July 2020
Property Explorer
Research Reports
Distressed Properties Report
Funds Research
Boom and Bust 2020 Report
Black Dragon's
Words for the Week

“When you're born into this world, you're given a ticket to the freak show. If you're born in America you get a front row seat.” 

George Carlin
US Comedian/Actor

Real Estate Realities 

The shocking housing crisis with a deceptively simple solution

Providing safe and secure housing through Indigenous-led services is a simple yet underappreciated solution to reduce not only high rates of Indigenous homelessness but also incarceration, experts say.

The disproportionate rate of Indigenous incarceration has been in focus amid the recent Black Lives Matter protests, but addressing the lack of housing would help reduce over-representation in jails and other institutions such as out-of-home care, researchers say.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people also made up 26% of specialist homelessness services clients in 2018-19 yet only 3.2% of the Australian population in the same year, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Indigenous men make up 28.6% of all men in prison in Australia, and Indigenous women 36% of jailed women, despite making up a fraction of the total population, The Guardian reported.

Homelessness NSW Senior Aboriginal Project Officer Monique Wiseman said there are just four Aboriginal-led homelessness organisations despite making up almost one-third of clients, after 2014 reforms that reduced the number of Aboriginal-controlled organisations.


AUCTION LISTINGS* for week ending 12 July 2020



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Sydney 451 82   All NSW 507 116 Auctions in NSW 
Melbourne 456 22   All VIC 496 26 Auctions in VIC 
Brisbane 65 13   All QLD 101 34 Auctions in QLD 
Perth 3 5   All WA 4 10 Auctions in WA 
Adelaide 33 16   All SA 33 18 Auctions in SA 
Canberra 25 16   All ACT 25 16 Auctions in ACT 
Darwin 2 1   All NT 2 1 Auctions in NT 
Hobart 0 0   All TAS 1 0 Auctions in TAS

*Note: The above counts of auctions represent most recent known auction dates for the coming week. 

AUCTION RESULTS for week ending 5 July 2020

Full individual auction results can be found on our website: 



   192 Rosanna Road, Rosanna VIC 3084

This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home in Rosanna, Melbourne is currently listed for sale with a price of $790,000 after it was initially listed in May 2020 for $750,000 - $800,000.
Situated in Rosanna, approximately 16km north-east from Melbourne’s CBD, the home sits on a 590.6 sqm allotment (approx.) and is a well-presented brick residence that offers an affordable opportunity into this suburb.
The home features a spacious living room, separate dining room, kitchen with gas stove, main bathroom, laundry, separate WC, reverse-cycle heating/cooling, built-in robes, polished hardwood floors, an undercover deck and lock-up garage.  The home also has a self-contained studio with its own bathroom and kitchenette.
This family home is functional with an easy-living layout but also offers potential for a stylish modern update or stunning renovation.  Investor possibilities include using this as a medical clinic / consulting rooms (STCA).
Enjoying a convenient location, the home is central to a range of amenities including Viewbank College and Banyule Primary School, Rosanna Village shops and cafes, hospital, buses and train station and parkland and trails.
This is a family friendly suburb that is currently experiencing a modest
price growth of 0.5% for 3-bedroom homes.  Houses in this area are estimated to range from $750k to $985k. From Feb to April 2020 house prices reached over the $1 million.  Units in the postcode also show growth of 2.0% over the last month.

Asking rents in the postcode is also experiencing growth of 2.9% for 3 bedroom houses and 0.4% for units over the last month.  In comparison, Melbourne region’s current asking rents have declined by 0.2% for houses and 0.7% for units over the month. 
The postcode’s
vacancy rate is currently 2.2%.  A current gross rental yield of 2.9% can be achieved for houses and 3.1% for units.  Although vendors still seem reluctant to sell due to the uncertainty in the housing market, Property listings in this area are gradually increasing, up from 92 properties listed in May to 96 properties in June.
This property has potential as does this postcode.  
Keep monitoring this market’s growth with SQM Research’s free property data. Also consider the SQM Property Explorer product for more in-depth data and property price estimator.

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SQM Research Weekly Asking Prices Index
Week ending: 7 Jul 2020 Asking Price    Chg on
prev wk
  Rolling month
% chg
 12 month
% chg
Sydney  All Houses  1,374.8 -3.4  -1.0%  12.1% 
All Units 690.4 -1.9  -1.1%  -0.4% 
Melbourne  All Houses 1,024.1 -2.8  -1.3%  9.2% 
All Units 569.9 1.1  1.0%  5.7% 
Brisbane  All Houses 644.1 -0.9  0.5%  4.4% 
All Units 379.7 1.2  1.2%  2.0% 
Perth  All Houses 672.6 -0.3  1.1%  2.3% 
All Units 380.1 -0.7  0.3%  -1.6% 
Adelaide  All Houses 525.8 -2.3  -0.5%  2.1% 
All Units 309.4 0.2  0.4%  2.9% 
Canberra  All Houses 828.7 -2.2  0.8%  4.3% 
All Units 442.2 0.5  0.7%  2.7% 
Darwin  All Houses 577.4 -2.2  0.3%  -1.1% 
All Units 343.4 -2.4  -0.6%  -3.5% 
Hobart  All Houses 575.5 3.5  1.1%  11.0% 
All Units 372.6 4.4  5.1%  21.8% 
National  All Houses 603.6 1.1  0.2%  6.7% 
All Units 395.8 2.1  1.0%  5.6% 
Cap City Average  All Houses 985.4 -3.7  -0.8%  8.9% 
All Units 570.5 -0.5  -0.0%  1.4% 

Next update: 14 Jul 2020

SQM Research Weekly Rents Index
Week ending: 4 Jul 2020     Rent        Chg on
prev wk
  Rolling month
% chg
   12 month
% chg
Sydney  All Houses   640.4 0.6  -0.4%  -6.4% 
All Units 471.9 -0.9  -1.3%  -6.1% 
Melbourne  All Houses 528.3 -2.3  -0.8%  -1.4% 
All Units 403.1 -0.1  -0.7%  -4.6% 
Brisbane  All Houses 467.5 0.5  1.5%  1.0% 
All Units 380.7 0.3  0.8%  1.8% 
Perth  All Houses 454.9 1.1  1.1%  3.5% 
All Units 352.4 1.6  1.3%  4.4% 
Adelaide  All Houses 410.8 -0.8  0.4%  2.8% 
All Units 316.2 -1.2  0.1%  2.2% 
Canberra  All Houses 619.1 -3.1  -0.9%  -1.1% 
All Units 472.2 3.8  1.4%  2.4% 
Darwin  All Houses 484.2 -0.2  -1.7%  -8.4% 
All Units 356.8 1.2  0.8%  -2.9% 
Hobart  All Houses 436.3 -0.3  1.2%  -1.1% 
All Units 370.5 -3.5  -6.5%  -8.2% 
National  All Houses 447.0 3.0  0.4%  1.4% 
All Units 367.0 -2.0  -0.3%  0.3% 
Cap City Average  All Houses 537.0 -1.0  0.0% -2.2% 
All Units 423.0 0.0 -0.7%  -4.1% 

Next update: 12 Jul 2020

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