If you want to show serviceability or have a cash positive investment, you need to consider rental yield. Here is the latest info you will need to know

 Rent is going down in the major capitals, rising in the surrounds of major cities

 Rental demand is down. This is due to the new home buyer grant, number of new dwellings and investors in market

 Rental Yield is highest in Darwin, but this is primarily due to land price falling (but rent staying level). Hobart was 5% with both increase to rent and home prices

 Melbourne has the worst rental yield, at 2.93%

 Sydney is 3.9% rental yield

 Gold Coast has the highest rental demand

As a general rule, if buying for a rental return (remember, there a many investment strats) – 4% is ok, 5% is good, 6% great, 7% is the high water-mark (and will hugely help financing)

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