Brisbane Rental Market Update – September 2016

Brisbane Rental Market Update – September 2016

Your Property Hound is a boutique buyer’s agent service helping investors to purchase residential real estate in Brisbane. As part of the service for investors, we provide a regular Brisbane Rental Market Update so that clients can make informed buying decisions.


Brisbane Rental Vacancy Rates

Vacancy rates are an important indicator of the supply and demand for property.  A balanced rental market has a vacancy rate of around 3%.


Brisbane’s rental vacancy rates have fallen slightly in the month of August from 2.8% to 2.7%. (Over the last 12 months, Brisbane’s vacancy rate has increased slightly from 2.6%.)


Residential Vacancy Rates (Source SQM Research)


Brisbane Rents

The average rent for residential properties (houses and units combined) in Brisbane in the month of August is $427/wk. This figure is marginally lower (-0.5%) compared to the previous month. Over the last 12months, rents in Brisbane have decreased by 1.1%.


The average gross rental yield in Brisbane remains strong at 4.2%.  (This compares favourably to rental yields achieved in Melbourne (2.9%), Sydney (3%), Perth (3.8%) and Adelaide (4%). (source CoreLogic Monthly Rental Report)



(source: Core Logic (Monthly Housing and Economic Chart Pack)


Brisbane: Rental yields vs Property type

In Brisbane, units tend achieve the highest rental return for investors. Units with 2 bedrooms tend to perform better than 3 bedroom units.


When looking at houses, those with 3 bedrooms provide the best yields. (see graph below courtesy of SQM Research)



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