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Many have predicted strong growth in the Brisbane market by assuming that the Queensland capital would follow trends in Sydney and Melbourne.
But the fundamental difference has been the relative condition of the underlying economy. The two biggest cities have been boosted by strong state economies, big population growth and major infrastructure spending.
Brisbane and Queensland has been lacking in all those areas in recent years.
But there are growing signs of improvement in the key indicators that drive real estate markets forward. Many of the stars that Brisbane needs to fall into alignment now seem to be doing so.
The Queensland economy is showing increasing signs of improvement, having led the nation on jobs creation in 2017.
The resources sector, a big element in the state economy, is showing increasing signs of revival.
The state is now the national leader on net gains in population from interstate migration, a feature that has traditionally made Queensland strong but which has been lacking in recent years.
But potentially the biggest factor is the $50 billion in spending on Queensland infrastructure over the next four years, announced in the State Budget in June.
Infrastructure activity is a major catalyst for economic activity, jobs creation and demand for residential real estate, as we have witnessed in Sydney in recent years.
Against this background, the Brisbane property market is attracting growing interest from investors disenchanted by the prices and yields in Sydney and Melbourne.
While the best time to buy in the two biggest cities has well and truly passed, Brisbane appeals as a city that offers good value. Its prices are roughly half those in Sydney and its rental yields are much higher.
To learn which Brisbane locations are tipped to excel on property prices in 2018 and beyond, buy the latest edition of the Top 5 Brisbane Hotspots 2018 report.
It details 5 recommended hotspots and explains why each demands attention from investors seeking superior capital growth.
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