Rent growth shows signs of a slowdown as renters and investors reassess
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Rent growth shows signs of a slowdown as renters and investors reassess

There are still strong yields to be had if you know what and where to buy

By KANEBRIDGE NEWS
Tue, Aug 29, 2023 9:55amGrey Clock 2 min

After strong yields in recent years, rent growth is set to slow across Australia next year, according to new data.

Research by property data and analytics provider CoreLogic shows after 35 consecutive increases in rent values to July this year, they have begun to slow in recent months.

The trend is most obvious in regional areas where rent values have been slowing since April last year and appear to have flattened out. In regional Tasmania, where data from 40 suburbs was analysed, rents have fallen by 47.5 percent. This was followed by regional NSW, where of the 353 suburbs analysed, 38.4 percent have recorded a decrease in rents. However, data shows the capitals have also been impacted, with more than 90 percent of Hobart suburbs recording a fall in rent over the past quarter, followed by Canberra at 88.9 percent. In Sydney’s suburbs, there’s a strong contrast between rent values for houses and apartments, with the former recording a fall of 19 percent, while apartment rent values fell just 6.9 percent.

CoreLogic Australia head of research Eliza Owen said there were several factors at play signalling that the trend would continue into 2024. A predicted decline in interest rates could encourage more investors into the market, leading to an increase in the rental supply and therefore lower rent growth. More first homebuyers might also be ready to enter the property market as confidence around the cash rate grows.

Slowing income growth, which was strong during the pandemic, could also lead some renters to reassess their decision to move into more spacious single households and back into more affordable share house options, freeing up more rental stock.

Apartments continue to represent the best yield compared with houses for investors, with significantly lower falls in rents in all Australian capitals, with the exception of Canberra and Hobart where they are in par with corresponding falls in rents for houses.



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It’s a slam dunk as a covetable $2m KDR site complete with basketball court hits the market in the Hills District

The ball is in the buyer’s court with this knockdown/rebuild opportunity

By KANEBRIDGE NEWS
Tue, Apr 18, 2023 2 min

Glenhaven in Sydney’s Hills District is one of those areas that locals tend to keep to themselves. Leafy with large blocks on offer, the suburb takes its name from its valley location, with the northern end originally known as the Glen and the southern end called the Haven. 

En route from Parramatta to the Hunter, Glenhaven has become an ideal place for growing families in search of a little more space, or even room to house several generations under one roof.

The challenge is finding properties that tick all the right boxes.

As demand for trades and supply chain issues continue to ease, now could be the right time for a knockdown/rebuild project for would-be buyers looking to create their dream home.

Fairmont Homes specialises in knockdown/rebuild projects in Sydney. General manager at Fairmont Homes, Daniel Logue, said there are key features to look for when choosing a knockdown/rebuild site.

“The key items we look for are the site falling to the street, not to the rear, to help with stormwater drainage as well as access to the site,” he said. “Neighbouring property front setbacks are also important. In some older areas, the older houses are set closer to the street, meaning your new home will have to be set to suit.

“Value for money and the return on the end sale price of the home is another issue.”

If possible, he said designing a home that meets the criteria of the Complying Development legislation will speed up approvals considerably.

While suitable knockdown/rebuild sites can be hard to find in Glenhaven, there are still hidden opportunities if you know where to look.

One block at 158 Gilbert Road, Glenhaven is ideally suited for rejuvenation. With almost 850sqm to play with, it slopes down to the street and sits between neighbouring properties that have already been stylishly updated.

 

 

An existing basketball court at the rear could provide the perfect teen backdrop to a family home, or it could make way for a larger house with landscaped gardens and pool. Alternatively, it could be the perfect position for a cabana or granny flat to serve as in-law accommodation or a source of secondary income.

With recent sales of completed homes in nearby streets reaching well above $5 million, it’s a great opportunity to make a slam dunk of a buy into one of Sydney’s best kept secrets.

Address: 158 Gilbert Road, Glenhaven
Price guide: $1.8 million
Inspection: By appointment only
Contact: William Brush, LJ Hooker Dural 9651 1566 

 

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