Buying in 2022: Domain

Things are looking bright for home buyers, says Dr Nicola Powell

First rise in unit rents since pre-pandemic times

Tenants are looking for a bargain but some are reluctant to sacrifice space

Top school zones record +38% house price growth

Buyers paying top dollar for access to the best public schools

Vacancy rate remains at 1.6% low

Low rate reflects the high demand for rentals