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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory & buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.

4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

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Saturday, 14 September 2013

City dwelling price indices

Over the past 12 months, as broadly expected the strongest performing capital cities have been Sydney (+8.24%) and Perth (+8.19%).

Sydney has more than 600 properties up for auction today, so the clearance rate must surely drop from its colossal initial reading of 88% on election weekend, when far fewer properties went under the hammer.

However, for 8 of the last 9 weekends Australian Property Monitors has seen clearance rates of above 80% so this will be the tough 'boomtime' benchmark for the market to beat this evening. 

Melbourne has also seen strong price growth (+5.17%) in spite of its preceding boom.

The worst performing city - and the only major capital 'in the red' y/y - is Adelaide.

Prices in the South Australian have steadfastly refused to budge for years despite a now record low cash rate.

Source: RP Data