National median house price drops but Canberra bucks the trend

Mar 10, 2016 Rachel Packham ( The nation..


ACT is the most affordable state or territory to buy property

Mar 8, 2016 Rachel Packham ( The ACT is ..


Don’t start house hunting until you’ve followed these 10 tips

Kirsten Craze MARCH 2, 2016 DEPRESSING and heartbreaking — just a couple of the ..


How to: Sell your property this Autumn

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Which renovations offer the best return when you sell?

Sandy Smith Not all renovations will make you a tidy profit when you come to sell your prop..


Canberra home values rise 4.1 per cent for 2015, with 2016 looking more sedate

January 4, 2016 Katie Burgess, Canberra Times Canberra property owners are an extra $20,..


Canberra's rental yields on the rise, despite sluggish property market

Jan 11, 2016 Katie Burgess ( Canber..


Canberra's suburbs set for house price growth in 2016

It’s been a strong year for the ACT property market with most Canberra suburbs rec..


Five features that rarely add value when you sell

By Caroline James 13 JAN 2016 There’s a rule of thumb when renovating that you sho..


How to pay off a mortgage faster: MFAA

Jan 6, 2016 Siobhan Hayden Strategies for a better mortgage If you're looking f..


Maximum loan sizes slashed: how banks are cracking down on borrowers

Major banks have lopped tens of thousands of dollars off how much they are prepared to lend ho..


Top five tips for buying well in 2016

January 4, 2016 by Ben Kingsley Top 5 tips for property investing Jerem..


Canberra property market builds momentum despite house, unit development lag

Canberra’s property market is set to strengthen despite a lag in new developments as house..


Canberra property market on the rise as demand drops in Sydney and Melbourne

Sydney and Melbourne property markets are heading south but experts say it’s all up in Can..


Canberra real estate attracting more Chinese buyers

Canberra's real estate market is seeing an increased interest from the Chinese investors. Real ..


Chinese demand for Australian property waning: Credit Suisse

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Growth boosts apartment demand in Gungahlin

Gungahlin’s evolution has helped spur residential sales in the town centre, with first-hom..


Home renovation guide

As the new year approaches, it’s an opportune time to prepare for renovations in the comin..


House prices set for long period of 'stagnation': Barclays

Home owners face a long period of "stagnation" in house prices next year as the housing market p..


Interest rates on hold won't boost house prices, experts tip

Improving economy keeps rates on hold The RBA has kept rates on hold a 2 per cent the Age's Econ..


Strange things you can do to make money from your house

When most people think about how to make money out of their home, they usually think it involves..


Canberra rental prices trend down over three years, says Property Council

October 18, 2015 John Thistleton Reporter for The Canberra Times. The ACT was the fi..


First home buyers flooding into Canberra’s property market: Bankwest data

By Tom Lowrey 15 October 2015 Phot: Bankwest data found the number of first home b..


Housing market hasn't peaked yet: Deutsche Bank

October 22, 2015 Vanessa Desloires Doomsayers are rushing in to herald the end o..


Mr Fluffy buyback extended to neighbouring properties that share a wall

October 27, 2015 By Kirsten Lawson The first Fluffy demolition in Ster..


The house price bubble is deflating, and we should be grateful

October 20, 2015 By Peter Martin Economics Editor, The Age The proportion of lendi..


When is an interest rate rise actually a cut?

By Craig Turnbull 19 October 2015 The question in the heading seems counter-intuitive &n..


ACT Basin Priority Project

Our lakes and waterways help to make Canberra one of the world’s most liveable cities. The..


Canberra real estate agents gear up for spring auction season

By Jordan Hayne 12 September 2015 Real estate experts say the Canberra spring auction ..


Commodity rout amps pressure on RBA to cut interest rates

By Michael Heath October 1, 2015 "It's far too early to say we're at the bottom for commodi..


Know your risk and be prepared so you’re Canberra Bushfire Ready

Released 01/10/2015 Knowing your risk and being prepared are the key actions Canberra..


PRD's latest flagship development - 'The Oaks'

Welcome to Macleay Street Terraces This upcoming boutique development at the northern end of..


Real estate agents who can’t give an estimated selling price are ‘in the wrong game’

By Stephen Nicholls Executive Editor (Domain) September 18, 2015 The new fair trading mini..


Rooftop Solar

While the experience in the ACT since the closure of the micro and medium feed-in tariff schemes..


Demolition schedule of 38 ‘Mr Fluffy’ properties announced in the ACT

The Asbestos Response Taskforce has issued the first schedule of 38 homes to be demolished, foll..


Floriade and Nightfest 2015

Floriade has been showcasing wonderful floral displays since it blossomed in 1988 with a stunnin..


House price strengthens but units suffer losses

Stronger house prices signal a rise in confidence, but the lingering worry about oversupply in t..


Kippax Group Centre master plan

The Kippax Group Centre Master Plan will outline a vision, planning principles and strategies to..


Melbourne leads $6 trillion Australian housing market

The Australian property market has hit the $6 trillion mark, but Melbourne has overtaken Sydney ..


PRD Property Factsheet 2nd Quarter 2015

The ACT inner North property market has shown mixed growth in recent years. The past 24 ..


Territory Plan variation approved - Lyons

A Territory Plan variation proposing to rezone land on the corner of Melrose Drive and Hindmarsh..


Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble

I love it when people talk of bubbles in markets - we do not see many in our lives in truth but ..


Canberra home values jump but modest level of growth expected

Canberra experienced the biggest jump in home values among Australian capital cities in May desp..


Dickson Intersection Upgrade

As part of the redevelopment and revitalisation of Dickson, the 2014/15 ACT Government Budget al..


Lower Cotter Catchment Fox Control Program

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service will begin a 1080 baiting program to control foxes within..


Lyneham Food Forest Proposal

Background In 2014 a group of Lyneham residents approached Territory and Municipal Services..


Canberra named most liveable city

Canberra is the best location for people looking to buy a property and still maintain an adequat..


Canberra property values on the rise

Canberra home prices have risen by 1.6 per cent in the past quarter, bouncing back after falling..


Home loans surge after February rate cut, AFG says

The country's biggest mortgage broker has reported a 16 per cent surge in the value of the home ..


New 'Naked' organic food store to open in Braddon

No, it's not a place where you'll shop in the buff. Caique Ponzoni is the co-founder of Naked Fo..


Move to this Australian capital city if you want a beautiful home and cash to spare

IT’S the Australian city where homeowners have the biggest disposable income. B..


Mr Frugii opens its Braddon doors to dessert heaven

He's most well-known for his ice-creams, and the opening offerings include ice creams feature va..


Celebrity designers find new platform to inspire nation of renovators

Reno Addict launches today with celebrity designers and resident renovation experts on hand to inspi..


Canberrans pay more for goods but less for homes as unemployment rises and wage increases fall

An emerging value gap between house prices in Canberra and the other capital cities could kickstart ..


Canberrans with a mortgage and new home buyers win from interest rate cut

Canberra families with a mortgage and first home buyers look to be the winners of the Reserve Bank o..


Mr Fluffy: Almost a quarter of asbestos affected households in Canberra agree to buyback figure

Almost one quarter of Mr Fluffy asbestos households in Canberra have agreed to an offer from the..


Australian property investors world's most confident

Almost two thirds of property investors are expecting conditions in the Australian market to imp..


Canberra is the second capital city to break auction records in as many weeks

The nation’s capital will break its auction market record this week with it playing host t..


Community Fire Units training Canberra residents to protect their properties in a bushfire emergency

David Bundy vividly remembers the day in January 2003 when the Canberra bushfires roared into th..


Don't flood Canberra property market with Defence land, says ACT Government

The ACT Government has asked the federal government not to send the Canberra property marke..


Economists say Government should scrap negative gearing tax break to potentially save $5 billion

Senior economists have suggested the Federal Government should scrap negative gearing, a move th..


Mr Fluffy owners call in lawyers as lawsuits against government mount

Another two Mr Fluffy homeowners could sue the ACT Government for more than $1.35 million after ..


Canberra developers want overhaul of ACT planning laws

Newly released data shows the number of development applications lodged in key residential zones..


Canberra's Mr Fluffy asbestos home buyback could cost $1 billion: ACT Government

The cost of buying and demolishing Canberra houses contaminated with deadly Mr Fluffy loose-fill..


Property Boom Makes Australians World’s Richest

Australians are the richest people in the world on the back of the unabating boom in the co..


The current state of play in the Australian residential property market

What’s to blame for high house prices? There are two main drivers of the surge..


What can we expect from Chinese property buyers in the next 12 months?

Since the historic days of the gold rush, Australia has become a go-to destination for Chi..


Warning Mr Fluffy asbestos crisis could 'distort' Canberra housing market, bump up prices

Buyback and demolition scheme to deal with Canberra's Mr Fluffy crisis could distort the AC..


Cash strapped First Home Buyers are being lured into property market

Desperate first home buyers can get into market with $2,500 deposit. CASH-strapped first..


Home buyers urged to exercise caution in frothy property market

Those looking to get into the housing market should exercise caution. Frustrated buyers are spendi..


ACT housing market faces competition from across the border

Public service job cuts and high prices have hit home in the ACT's housing sector, inviting comp..


Canberra home prices edge higher in June quarter

Canberra home prices have increased by the highest amount in more than a year but the longer term tr..


Hundreds potentially on wrong side of their neighbour

Hundreds of Canberra home owners could be overstepping their title boundary and squatting on their n..


Is now the time to invest in property?

Have a look at a home loan comparison website and you’ll see a growing number of variable rate..


Outer city regions present the best opportunities for property investment

While inner city properties may be popular with renters, new research has revealed some of the o..


Police probe Macgregor property scam

ACT Police has launched an investigation into an ACT real estate scam where a Canberra property ..


What can you buy for the median house price in each Australian capital city?

Every day, we hear about how housing affordability in Australia is getting more and more out of ..


When should you extract equity?

When should I access equity to purchase again? So you’re enjoying the boom that&rsq..


36 Hours in Canberra

To stand atop a Canberra hilltop is to contemplate the stark charm of the Australian bush:..


Australia's 20 Hottest Housing Market Suburbs For 2014. Crace ranks #1!

Australia’s hottest property markets are in suburbs in the ACT, Victoria and Western Austr..


OECD data shows ACT as the best place to live.

The Northern Territory is a lot like North Carolina, Queensland like Western Norway and the Aust..


RBA says property bubble won't force its hand

The Reserve Bank of Australia says persistent speculation about a "property bubble" will no..


Real estate boom by foreign buyers escapes the regulators’ net

AUTHORITIES have failed to prosecute any foreign buyer for breaching rules aimed at preventing i..


James Francis overcomes acute meningitis to tackle Sydney's City to Surf

At the height of his illness James Francis felt getting back normal life was miles away...


Australia Economic Report - First Half of 2014

Healthy Market Attracts Confidence It is without a doubt that the level of ‘white noise&rs..


Chinese Investors Drive Australian Property Boom

Property prices in Australia's major cities are booming, driven by record low interest rates and str..


Federal Budget 2014: Homeowners and the property sector winners

Homeowners dodged a bullet in this year’s Budget, with multi-billion tax breaks failing to..


Housing Construction Replaces Mining Boom

The mining boom is over, and the economic status of Australia’s states and territories is ..


Make Sure You're AOK for EOFY

How do you best prepare for the end of the financial year? Adopt some of this advice and it could ma..


Property and rental prices outpacing Australia's wage growth

Rent and property prices are outpacing salaries, causing Australian homes to be ranked fifth among t..


RBA advice to first-home buyers: "Don't be disheartened, be patient"

The nation’s central bank has urged disheartened first-home buyers to remain “patien..


Economic Core Graphs - ACT Q2 2014

Latest core graphs for the March Quarter of (Q2) 2014 Highlights include a marginal increase in ..


Canberra catches apartment wave

The appetite for apartment living in Canberra is increasing each year just as the height of new ..


Canberra home values increase

The Canberra housing market appears to be bouncing back this year, with a rise in value of 2 per..


Canberra's average weekly rents have slumped in the past year

New figures confirm Canberra's move towards a renters' market, with the average weekly rent fall..


Essential tips for first time property investors - part 2.

In my previous article "Essential tips for first time property investors - part 1", we looked at..


Indicators remain subdued for Canberra housing market

Latest data indicates the short-term prospects for the Canberra housing market remain mixed at b..


Perfect time to pay a little extra on the mortgage

Are you paying a little extra on your home loan? Perhaps you should consider it. Record low inte..


Good Records, Better Loans

Solid credit scores could help you get a cheaper mortgage if Australia follows the US Aust..


Property Investment Hits New Highs Globally

Anyone doubting the strength of the property market in Australia – and globally &ndas..


Buying off the plan explained

Buying off the plan explained Buying off the plan with all the riches you’re pro..


Bidding wars kick off autumn

THE ACT property market is picking up momentum as more than 50 auctions were held on the first d..


Essential tips for first time property investors – part 1.

Financial independence is something we all dream about, especially in today’s often challe..


Buying property off the plan

Buying off the plan means purchasing a unit or townhouse before it has been completely built whi..


It's that time of the year again

With 2014 now well under way, maybe it’s time to start thinking seriously about those New ..


Australia central bank shuts door on rate cuts, AUD surges

(Reuters) - Australia's central bank kept its main cash rate at a record low of 2.5 percent on T..


Latest RP Data figures show housing market momentum continues into 2014

Dwelling values continued their upwards trend, with the RP Data–Rismark combined capi..


How old can I be before the banks will stop me from borrowing for residential property?

When you borrow money for residential property the lender needs to know that you can honour..


Merry Christmas from the team at PRD Canberra!

With Christmas just around the corner, PRD Canberra would like to take this opportunity to wish ..


Reserve bank leaves interest rates on hold

• Rates steady but signals remain mixed • Stubborn unemployment but dollar easing ..


Banks need to learn from housing bubbles, says regulator

Australian banks should not forget the lessons of the housing market collapses in economies such..


Flipper flurry is a good sign

STREETS AHEAD THEY have to be fast and smart, but today's flippers have everything to do with prop..


Woden Tradies tower could be almost halved

The ACT Planning and Land Authority has recommended the Woden Tradies redevelopment proposal be ..


Preparing Your Home For Sale

First Impressions Count Selling your property is an exciting and busy time. PRDnationwide ha..


Our rental results speak for themselves

PRD Canberra have had a fantastic year, reaching far above our goals set for the year. Rente..


Alarming proposed changes to agent licensing laws

The National Occupational Licensing Authority (NOLA) recently released its Decision Regulation I..


Building your property portfolio - Part 3

The right Tax Advice The first decision to make is whether to buy within a Self Managed Sup..


Canberra Snapshot

An quick look at how Canberra is going compared to the rest of Australia (an excerpt from the Qu..


Training, a high priority for PRD

For the last 6 months the Property Management team at PRD Canberra have been receiving coaching from..


The best thing to do with debt is get rid of it.

The best thing to do with debt is get rid of it Very few people will buy a home without need..


7 home-selling blunders to avoid this spring

Like many other people, now that spring has sprung you may well be considering putting your home..


Building your property portfolio - Part 2

Renovate:- The strategy of “renovate to make a profit” implied that a “Buy..


Crunch the numbers and save!

Want to be $96 per week better off? Before walking away from purchasing a first or next..


How to guarantee the best tenant.

When searching for tenants, the way you present your property is very important. Nothing discour..


Our sales results speak for themselves

Here are some of the great sales we have achieved recently: Casey ..


Building your property Portfolio - Part 1

When purchasing Real Estate for investment purposes, there are many different things to consider..


Getting the most out of your rental property

Once you have taken the plunge and acquired an investment property, the hardest part is usually ..


The PRDnationwide team is extremely proud and excited to announce the launch of our new web..


Revolutionary Inspection App.

Traditionally PRD would use a Dictaphone or carbon booklet to complete inventory and condition r..


Track your investment online

The OnlineAgent web portal gives our landlords the ability to monitor their residential investme..


PRD Launches 40 Hour Famine team

The team at PRD are banding together and have started a 40 Hour Famine (http://www.worldvision.c..


ACT house sellers have upper hand

Another interesting article from todays Canberra times. Some great information about the current..


PRD Open day a huge success

The office was a buzz with people dropping in to visit the team at our Lonsdale street office. M..


Canberra House Prices Hit New Peak

An interesting article from today's Canberra Times on property prices in Canberra. It seems they..


Our new website is live!

Well after a long time in the works, our new website is LIVE! We're really excited about the gre..


The latest Quarterly Economic & Property Report

The latest Quarterly Economic & Property Report is now available from our research team! ..


PRD Canberra launches new brand

PRDInnerNorth has launched our new look brand - keep your eyes peeled for our 'Just Listed' maga..

What our clients say

Peter Baum’s professionalism & interest in our needs made us feel confident in our decision to put our house on the market. We expressed our thoughts in an article in the Canberra Weekly.

We were thrilled when our house sold after the first inspection in September.

- Antoinette & Paul Skinner