The true cost and performance of individual residential property investment and the implication on real estate agency practice

Eves, Chris & Wills, Peter (2003) The true cost and performance of individual residential property investment and the implication on real estate agency practice. In Pacific Rim Real Estate Society 9th Annual Conference, 19-22 January 2003, Brisbane, Australia. (Unpublished)

View at publisher


Investment in residential property in Australia is not dominated by the major investment institutions in to the same degree as the commercial, industrial and retail property markets. As at December 2001, the Property Council of Australia Investment Performance Index contained residential property with a total value of $235 million, which represents only 0.3% of the total PCA Performance Index value. The majority of investment in the Australian residential property market is by small investment companies and individual investors.

The limited exposure of residential property in the institutional investment portfolios has also limited the research that has been undertaken in relation to residential property performance. However the importance of individual investment in residential property is continuing to gain importance as both individuals are now taking control of their own superannuation portfolios and the various State Governments of Australia are decreasing their involvement in the construction of public housing by subsidizing low-income families into the private residential property market.

This paper will:

• Provide a comparison of the cost to initially purchase residential property in the various capital city residential property markets in Australia, and

• Analyse the true cost and investment performance of residential property in the main residential property markets in Australia based on a standard investment portfolio in each of the State capital cities and relate these results to real estate marketing and agency practice.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

455 since deposited on 25 Nov 2009
24 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 28852
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Residential property, real estate agency practice, property investment, residential property performance, property ownership costs
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > COMMERCIAL SERVICES (150400) > Real Estate and Valuation Services (150403)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 [please consult the authors].
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2009 02:02
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:21

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page