Score Explained

Score Explained

The DSR Score provides a handy way to quickly identify the country's hottest suburbs without spending countless hours searching, sorting and analysing vast amounts of property information.

The DSR score measures the gap in supply and demand for units and houses in an area.

The higher the score the better the chances of imminent capital growth.

To better understand the information behind the score please choose the 'Suburb Statistics' button next to 'Score Explained'.

Suburb Score Summary

Very Poor - Buyers are disinterested. For sale signs are gathering dust.

Buyers are disinterested. For sale signs are gathering dust. There is very little interest from would-be buyers in this over-supplied suburb. Sellers are desperate to make a sale but few do. Buyers can negotiate ruthlessly and still get what they want. Bargains can be found but expect negative capital growth in the immediate future.

Poor - Buyers are few and hesitant while sellers are keen to offer them incentives.

Buyers are few and hesitant while sellers are keen to offer them incentives. There is some interest from buyers but there are few of them and they can afford to be choosey. Sellers are happy if they get an ordinary offer and are often prepared to accept inconvenient terms just to get a sale. Prices will remain flat if they don't drop.

Below Average - It's better to be a buyer in this suburb. Sellers need to be realistic.

It's better to be a buyer in this suburb. Sellers need to be realistic. Supply only just outweighs demand. Buyers can afford to ignore sellers who aren't negotiable. Sellers will have to wait to get the price they want. There is little driving capital growth so expect prices to remain flat or increase a little slower than the national average.

Above Average - Sellers are in no panic and buyers are making decent offers.

Sellers are in no panic and buyers are making decent offers. This is a healthy market. Demand is ahead of supply but not alarmingly. Buyers are unable to get away with low-ball offers. Sellers are getting the prices they ask for more often than not. Expect growth to marginally exceed the national average.

Good - This is a sellers market. Buyers will need to move quickly.

This is a sellers market. Buyers will need to move quickly. There is strong demand from buyers yet not enough properties to give them time to be choosey. Sellers don't have long to wait before they receive a healthy offer. Prices are being driven upward. Expect good capital growth in the immediate future.

Very Good - Buyers are desperate and sellers are licking their lips.

Buyers are desperate and sellers are licking their lips. Properties in this suburb are highly desired by buyers but there are very few available. They have to act fast and make strong offers to get their foot in the door. The few sellers are receiving many strong offers. The imbalance of demand and supply will drive prices in the suburb higher at a fast rate.

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