THE HOT PROPERTY TOPICS THAT HAVE AUSSIES TALKING

It’s no secret Australians love talking about real estate, but new data has revealed some interesting trends emerging in the national conversation.

Analysis of the media’s coverage of property markets over the past year, carried out by monitoring service Streem, has identified the major topics that had us all talking.

“The only thing increasing faster than Australian house prices is probably the level of reporting on house prices in Australia,” Streem spokesman Conal Hanna said.

Of the 1.4 million pieces of new content published in Australia between October 2020 and September 2021, across metropolitan and regional outlets, some 16,000 related to real estate.

“We did see a drop in that conversation during the early stages of the COVID pandemic, but obviously with rapidly rising prices, coverage of property has rocketed up again,” Mr Hanna said.

“Increasing prices mean affordability has become a huge topic once more – and there are a lot of follow-on effects.”

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