10 Things Sunshine Coast

10 Things Sunshine Coast

45% of the new full-time jobs on the Sunshine Coast over the last five years have been in construction. Across all employment types, the Sunshine Coast saw full-time jobs losses last year of 210 and a 1,155 fall in construction positions. The Sunshine Coast is creating jobs but not necessarily full-time ones. This will have an impact on what type of housing is needed and where it is located.

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To Buy, Or Not To Buy, That IS Indeed The Question

To Buy, Or Not To Buy, That IS Indeed The Question

We get a steady flow of questions from those who read our research, or follow our posts, but one question, more than any other we get asked is –  Should I Buy Property Now? Many cite the real estate industry claims that now is a great time to buy – but is it really?

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Is RENTVESTING the new Aussie dream?

Is RENTVESTING the new Aussie dream?

This utopian version of property ownership has all but been removed from reality by the rapidly increasing house prices and low wage growth environment we have been faced with in recent times. For many, if you weren’t in the market before 2014, you may have missed the boat.

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Two pictures of rental housing stress and vulnerability zero in on areas of need

Two pictures of rental housing stress and vulnerability zero in on areas of need

Separate research by National Shelter, and the City Futures Research Centre demonstrate the magnitude of the housing affordability problem for low income households. The authors conclude that housing affordability problems are multidimensional and extend beyond the capital cities. They argue that we need to bolster the economic and social capital of the regions so that they offer greater opportunity to the vulnerable households who have gravitated there.

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