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Useful Facts Without Opinions: Brisbane’s rental market through COVID-19

As life starts to return to some kind of normal, new stats show Brisbane’s rental market has so far escaped the worst of COVID-19. While their site doesn’t carry all rental listings rent.com.au have reported on April’s advertised rents across each of the capital cities – and we’ve fared far better than most!

  • Median rent for a Brisbane apartment dropped just 1.3% in April to $390/week
  • According to the website, it is taking an average 24 days to secure a new tenant; that’s 25% longer than we saw in March
  • Meanwhile rent for a Brisbane house slipped 2.3% in April
  • The southern capitals have experienced the worst of COVID-19 with Melbourne apartment rents dropping  4.8% in April; Sydney fell 3.8%
  • Brisbane’s affordable rents may be working in our favour: we remain one of the most affordable capital cities with a median rent per bedroom of just $155. This compares to the Harbour City where you’ll pay $266 per bedroom!

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