As many will be aware, property prices have increased substantially in recent years, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne. However rents have not shown a similar increase. We have begun to see noticeable tightening in the availability of properties to rent & this can be expected to lead to rent increases in the period ahead.


Sales price increases last 3 years                               Rental increases last 3 years


Sydney                                                                 56%                                                                        10%


Melbourne                                                         32%                                                                        6%


[Source: Market Facts, June quarter 2015 and June quarter 2012. Median house prices. Median rental]


At the same time there are early signs of a softening in the purchase markets, which may give rise to better buying opportunities.


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