Good news for Brisbane landlords as vacancy rate slips: Pete Wargent

Good news for Brisbane landlords as vacancy rate slips: Pete Wargent
Good news for Brisbane landlords as vacancy rate slips: Pete Wargent

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Brighter news for Brisbane landlords as the vacancy rate declined to 3% from 3.7% a year earlier, according to SQM Research figures. 

Asking rents for Brisbane units increased by +0.4% in the month, too, mainly driven by the upper end of the market (renting good quality property in inner Brisbane still doesn't come cheap, despite the soft market overall). 

Brisbane appears to have a turned a corner as population growth picks up and dwelling commencements now decline sharply. 

The 6mMA figures attempt to capture the latest trends, but do incorporate the Christmas period, when vacancy rates tend to be high. 

Hobart appears to be through the worst for renters with vacancy rates rising slightly to 0.7%.

Adelaide is building plenty of houses, but hasn't experienced the surge in investors seen in the larger cities, and accordingly vacancy rates keep tightening, now down to 1.3%.

Melbourne was also tighter again on strong population growth at 1.3%. 

Sydney's vacancy rates was flat at 2.3% in the month, but plenty higher than a year earlier when it was 1.7%, while Perth continues to turn the corner. 

Pete Wargent

Pete Wargent

Pete Wargent is the co-founder of BuyersBuyers.com.au, offering affordable homebuying assistance to all Australians, and a best-selling author and blogger.

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