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Dwelling vacancies up, asking rents down… but real estate crisis far from over: SQM Research

It’s an unlikely source of good news: property vacancy rates are up and rental asking rates have softened slightly. But SQM’s Louis Christopher warns against interpreting the change as a sign that the rental crisis has turned.

Staff Writer | 3rd Jun 2024 | More
Supply comes into housing market as new property dichotomy emerges

All major cities had an increase in national property listings during the month of February, but when you pan out and look at the YoY figure, some eye-popping trends emerge.

Staff Writer | 18th Apr 2024 | More
Seasonal change deepens property rental market extremes: SQM Research

The nation’s rental crisis is deepening, with available dwellings across major cities at just one per cent and the asking price for rents reaching eye-watering levels. According to SQM, seasonal factors are also coming into play.

Staff Writer | 25th Mar 2024 | More
  • Residential property prices hitting uncharted territory: SQM Research

    After a minor blip in 2022 residential property prices are once again soaring to new heights, driven largely by the asking price for houses in major capital cities. But not all is gold for sellers in the country.

    Staff Writer | 13th Nov 2023 | More
    Property listings surge as prices hit record highs: SQM Research

    It may not be a boom, but the marked increase in new listings, total listings and aggregate asking price for properties across the country in September reflects a healthy spring market according to the researcher.

    Staff Writer | 23rd Oct 2023 | More
    Credit primes as a defensive stalwart in higher-for-longer environment

    As the impacts of rising interest rates continue flowing through the economy, credit remains one of the most reliable and attractive ways to add defensiveness to a portfolio, strategists from SQM Research and ICG told a recent Inside Network symposium.

    Lisa Uhlman | 18th Sep 2023 | More
  • Rate hikes and mortgage stress will lead to increase in distressed selling: Analysts

    Rate hikes are causing anxiety for Australian mortgage holders, with new research showing seven out of 10 worry about missing repayments. As large numbers of fixed-rate mortgages expire, analysts say distressed property selling is likely to pick up from its thus-far benign levels.

    Nicki Bourlioufas | 20th Jul 2023 | More
    ‘Macro event’ to erase property market’s 2023 gains in second half of the year: SQM Research

    The domestic economy is reaching a tipping point, says SQM Research’s Louis Christopher, with the property market only a step behind. Valuation increases across the country are set to be wound back as unemployment and falls from the fixed rate cliff lead to forced sales.

    Tahn Sharpe | 13th Jul 2023 | More
  • SQM dives into equities ratings game with new five star model

    The company has expanded its managed fund and property research offering to include an ASX top 200 listed companies ratings service for the Australian financial advice community.

    Staff Writer | 4th May 2023 | More
    Sequoia links up with SQM Research for ratings partnership

    Sydney-based advice and technology group Sequoia Financial Group has forged a strategic partnership with ratings agency SQM Research in a high-profile vote of confidence for the provider.

    Staff Writer | 18th Apr 2023 | More