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4th Quarter 2012 In Review

By Emma Grant

The 4th Quarter of 2012 saw further consolidation of the local property market, with growth plateauing and a median house price at $442,000 for Gladstone.

Some housing market sectors have seen as much as 15% price decline, and overall a reduced number of transactions and increase of property on the market, giving the perception of oversupply in the market.

The rental market has stabilised and witnessed further erosion of the traditional cooperate market ($800-1000 per week) believed to be a direct result of workers relocating to camps on Curtis Island. The vacancy rate sat around 1% throughout the 4th Quarter.

In a recap of 2012, the highest residential price sales transaction was in River Drive, Boyne Island at $1.55million in August 2012 and the lowest recorded price being in Auckland Street, Gladstone at $295,000 in October 2012.

For 2013 we predict strong sales around mid-year as more exciting prospects come into light including the Boulder Steel Project and also Shale Oil having the go ahead.

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