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Sunday, 10 April 2016

Home price growth steadies

Price growth steadies

Macroprudential measures have had the desired effect, and the rate of home price growth has steadied.

CoreLogic-RP Data's Daily Home Value Index may be a little seasonal, but the year-on-year figures show the slower gradient of growth.

Nationally home price growth has slowed to +6.3 per cent year-on-year.

Melbourne (+8.8 per cent), Sydney (+8.1 per cent) and Brisbane (+4.5 per cent) between them have accounted for most of the price growth over the past year.

While Sydney and Melbourne have been grabbing all the attention in recent years, Brisbane prices have just kept rising steadily and under the radar.

CoreLogic's index shows the median price for Brisbane & Gold Coast having increased by $61,330 or +13.1 per cent over the past three years.

Although I have long been sceptical about the somewhat parlous state of the South Australian economy, Adelaide mediabn prices have also increased by just shy of +10 per cent over the same timeframe.


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I was busy doing other things than charting data over the Christmas/New Year 2014-15 period, so actually have no idea what happened in the gaps in the chart.

Maybe there was a property crash and a speedy recovery, for all I know, not sure.