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Property market shows improvement across Australia - A state by state view

5Mo ago 0 Replies 116 Views
The Australian property market finally started to pick up at the end of last year after suffering a long downturn. After the election results, OpenAgent’s Consumer Sentiment Index saw an increase in price expectations. This outlook is continuing to improve, suggesting that property prices could continue going up.

New South Wales
The proportion of New South Wales home sellers believing that prices will be going up within the next six months gradually increased throughout last quarter. By the end of December, 82 per cent believed prices would stay the same and only 6 per cent believed they would go down.

Victoria
At the last quarter, home sellers in Victoria were the most optimistic compared to home sellers in the other states. In particular, there was a massive spike from November to December. A large 85 per cent of respondents in Victoria believed prices would be going up during the first half of this year.

Queensland
Price expectations in Queensland remained stable all of last year and continued to do so in the previous quarter. About 74 per cent of sellers in Queensland said they believed prices would be going up in the first half of this year.

Tasmania
The property market in Hobart has also been improving this year. In January, the median house price ($512,899) went up by 0.9 per cent. Similarly, the median unit price ($398,205) went up by 0.8 per cent. The city is now back to its former peak.

Australian Capital Territory
Though the increases in Canberra’s median values over January were quite small in comparison to other capital cities, the market is still back to its last peak. There was a 0.3 per cent increase in the median house price ($701,561), and a 0.1 per cent increase in the median unit value ($441,400).

South Australia
Market expectations for South Australia were rather negative in the first half of 2019. However, these significantly improved by the end of year.

Western Australia
The market in Perth is finally seeing positive changes. In January, the median house price ($456,803) increased by 0.1 per cent and the median unit price ($352,556) increased by
0.3 per cent. Unfortunately, dwelling values haven’t gone back to their last peak and are still down overall for the past year.
Northern Territory
The Darwin market has a similar story. There has been an overall increase of 0.1 per cent in dwelling values but prices are still well below their peak. Though there was a 0.6 per cent increase in the median house price ($469,834), the median unit price ($275,636) went down by 1.1 per cent.
Market outlook
Solid performance across the nation is a great sign that it’s a seller’s market. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to put your property on the market, this could be it.


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