Quay rated Superior by SQM

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SQM Research has awarded a ‘Superior’ rating to the Quay Global Real Estate Fund, managed by Quay Global Investors. Quay is a boutique investment manager focused on the preservation and creation of wealth through innovative strategies in global real estate securities. Quay was launched in May 2015 as a partnership with principals Justin Blaess and

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Asking prices for Melbourne houses jump, property listings rise

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Figures released yesterday by SQM Research reveal residential asking property prices grew in most Australian cities over the year to November, with Melbourne and Hobart leading the price gains, though property in Sydney still commands the highest price. Melbourne now leads the nation for growth in asking prices for houses, with a jump of 13.4% to

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Housing bubble inflating, RBA needs to curb demand

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The Reserve Bank of Australia will need the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority to reign in home lending once again, or lift interest rates, or do both to avert a dangerous housing bubble, says housing expert Louis Christopher in his newly released Christopher’s Housing Boom and Bust Report 2017. Louis Christopher, the Managing Director of SQM

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Vacancy rates drop, rents jump in big cities in August

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Figures released by SQM Research this week have revealed that the number of national residential vacancies dropped in August, with 73,451 vacancies, giving a vacancy rate of 2.3%, with vacancies dropping in all capital cities, pushing up rents in most locations, especially in Sydney and Melbourne where the vacancy rates are now below 2%.  

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SQM Research housing stock on the market and median asking prices

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The number of Australian residential property sale listings decreased in all capital cities during the month of August 2016. The number of national residential property listings fell as a result of decreasing stock, with August recording just 333,123 listings, a fall of 4.3 percentage points. The year on year results indicate that national sales listings

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Perth records a record high 5.2% vacancy rate in July

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Figures released by SQM Research this week have revealed that the number of national residential vacancies rose slightly during July, recording a vacancy rate of 2.5%, and 79,300 vacancies. Year-on-year results demonstrate that national vacancy rates have climbed one percentage point from this time last year.     Perth recorded the largest monthly rise, with

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SQM Research releases 2016 Property Securities Sector Review

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SQM Research has analysed six funds as part of its 2016 Global Property Securities Fund Review. The six funds rated that form part of this report are: BT Wholesale Property Securities Fund, Principal Global Property Securities Fund, Resolution Capital Global Property Securities, Invesco Wholesale Global Property Securities Fund and APN Asian AREIT Fund and Premium

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House listings fall for winter

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The number of Australian residential property sale listings fell in most capital cities during the month of June 2016, excluding Brisbane and Perth, where sale listings slightly rose. National residential property listings fell during the month of June 2016 to 345,058 decreasing 1.5% from May 2016. The year on year results indicate that national sales

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SQM Research releases it’s market view report on the Labor Party’s negative gearing policy

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SQM Research, Australia’s most respected property investment research house, yesterday released a report into the likely housing market effects of The Labor Party’s proposal to change negative gearing. Key findings Yields to rise International comparisons, historical precedents and the effective grossed up yield benefit all indicate that acquisition rental yields are likely to rise between 90

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