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The 7 must-know numbers of the week, starting with the price achieved for Harry Kewell's Brighton townhouse rental
The price achieved for the Brighton townhouse recently rented by soccer star Harry Kewell when it sold this week. The Kewells lived there for less than a year, leaving suddenly due in part to family circumstances back in the UK in June a few months before their 12-month lease expired.
The percentage of mortgages processed by AFG in New South Wales in August that were taken out by property investors. August's next strongest state for investors was Queensland, on 36.6%, then Victoria on 35.2%, South Australia on 29.5% and WA on 29.1%.
The approximate sale price for the infamous Snowtown bank, which recently sold. The buyers plan to renovate the attached house and run a business from the bank.
The capital growth recorded for all eight Australian capital cities in aggregate in August, according to RP Data. "During the seasonally slower month of August, value growth flat-lined," RP Data research director Tim Lawless says.
The sale price for a gracious freestanding villa in South Yarra that has been bought back by the family who had held it for more than 110 years. Descendants of Mary Harding, the widow who originally built the property in 1891, bought it on the weekend, bringing it back into the family fold.
The amount by which property expert Michael Matusik forecasts dwelling values will rise on the Gold Coast in 2013. "It is apparent the Goldie market has just about bottomed," Matusik says.
The number of residential properties on the market in August, according to SQM Research. The number of listings rose 1.5% over August. This contrasts starkly with the same time last year, when listings fell 3.8% from 377,213 in July 2011 to 362,740 in August 2011.
The Mark at Sydney's Central Park
Much has been spoken about the global property market and that our market will ultimately follow a similar fate and I am always at pains to point out not all property is created equal.
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