S&P: Apartment Supply Boom a 'Growing Concern' for Australia

S&P: Apartment Supply Boom a 'Growing Concern' for Australia

31 May 2016, 05:46
Roberto Jacobs
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S&P: Apartment Supply Boom a 'Growing Concern' for Australia

In its latest review on Australia, the US rating agency, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) highlighted oversupply of apartments and settlement risks as the growing concerns within the economy.

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Standard & Poor's highlight fears of an oversupply of apartments in Melbourne and Brisbane

And "settlement risk," caused by tougher bank lending rules

The S&P report noted, “There is growing concern over the large volume of new unit stock coming onto the market, in addition to the already-existing supply, particularly in inner-city postcodes. This is more pronounced in Melbourne and Brisbane."


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