Australasia

Australasia real estate analysis: spring 2015

The great Australian dream to own a home in suburbia, close to the city or beach, with a backyard big enough for the kids and a dog is edging further out of reach.

Residential prices rose by 8% in Australia and by 12% in New Zealand in 2014 – the fastest growth rate in 18 years – with prices expected to rise further this year.

With low returns in the bank, investors are looking for better yields in the commercial property market, either directly through superannuation funds or with listed trusts on the share market.

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