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2017 Sydney & Perth Predicted Real Estate Trends

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There’s no doubt that the outlook for Australian properties is looking grim. With just about every market showing slow or negative growth, it might not be the best time to get into real estate investing.


As with any property, a property valuation is always recommended for both the Sydney and Perth markets. As with any market, have a property valuer will reduce risk and identify potential revenues.  

In general, the entire Australian real estate market is one that should be considered with caution.


Sydney Market Trends
Sydney is becoming somewhat of a challenging city for real estate investment. With pockets of both growth and decrease, it takes savvy and research to identify potential properties throughout the city.


On the upside, interest rates are heading up which is generally an indication that banks are confident the market is in recovery. This is positive news after the several years of record low real-estate losses.


Many are predicting an improved Sydney real estate market for 2017. Some reports are predicting as much as a 13% increase in city properties. However, many experts are predicting growth at slower rates.

The news of an improved Sydney Real Estate economy is somewhat of a controversial topic however, with many experts predicting both decline and increase.

Supporting the evidence of decline is the low amount of dwelling approvals in Sydney. Predictions show this continue to slip in 2017. Property research forecaster BIS Shrapnel showed a 6% fall in building commencements, which would be followed by further national declines in the coming year as well.


These trends and news has many investors exiting the Sydney market - at least for now. Seeking opportunities in other markets, such as Brisbane or other areas with perceived higher value.


Having further effect on the slow economy is the stricter guidelines of banks for mortgages. Lenders have become more prudent and strict both in national and international markets. This is making the market more expensive for investors.


Perth Market Trends
Perth in particular is fighting against the bubble burst of 2013, with different reports showing as much as a 9% loss to home values. According to sources, Perth has a median sale price of $760k, which represents a 13% decrease from last year. With higher rental prices of around $550 per week, this only represents a median gross yield of around 3.8%, lower than the national average of 4.24%.


As a result, many investors are shying away from this market in favor of more progressive markets where the local economies are showing some recovery.


This information conflicts with reports that came out in mid-2016 indicating the Perth market had bottomed out, implying the market would begin to see a rise. Citing confidence of local and national investors, these reports have been found to be inaccurate.


The Perth real estate market may be affected by a high unemployment rate of 6.3%, in addition to the local economy being marred by the end of the resources boom.


For those with capital this presents an opportunity. With home values decreasing, many available properties present potential for gains as long as investors can afford to out-last the downward trend.

Overall Australian Market Trends

The Australian Real Estate market has struggled primarily due to the recent market crash. Hailed as one of the largest asset bubbles in the history of capitalism, a review of the market will lead to no other conclusion.

Australian’s have a long history of commitment to home ownership, generally using this asset to structure their finances around. As a result, the market became over-inflated driving the GDP ratio to around 360% of actual. The result is overpriced, and over mortgaged homes which led to significant damage to the Australian economy overall.  

However, reports are predicting a 10-13% increase in property values throughout Australia for the 2017 year. This news has some investors optimistic about future potential with many seeking properties in some of the more revived markets.


Revenue/Return Estimation Tool

If considering real estate investment opportunities in Australia, make sure you thoroughly research the area, identify potential growth, and current economical factors.


To calculate potential return on your Australian Real Estate investments considering using this return calculation tool.



Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Welcome to active rain. Thank you for sharing.

Mar 02, 2017 09:51 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I hope ActiveRain takes Austrailia by storm. I enjoyed your market trend post Joseph TimpsonWelcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on posting your first blog on our site. 

Mar 02, 2017 11:09 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Joseph Timpson and Welcome to the rain where we all help each other and learn from each other.  Make it a great day!


Mar 02, 2017 11:53 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Joseph Timpson, Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first blog post.  This is a good place to meet and iteract with awesome professionals.

Mar 02, 2017 02:18 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Joseph welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on posting your first blog on this site.

Mar 02, 2017 02:44 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks Joseph,

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.
All the best of success to you.

Mar 02, 2017 08:23 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Welcome to ActiveRain and thank you for sharing this information regarding the Sydney and Perth markets.

Mar 03, 2017 03:48 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Wow , the US Market is exploding right now with values headed upward . Our Buyers are battling huge Scarcity in many Price Points !

Mar 03, 2017 05:36 AM
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Thank you for sharing the information with us.
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