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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Vendors pull up the ladder

Spring listings flat

Normally you'd expect to see a strong spring rise in property listings in September, often of up to 5 per cent. 

But in a sign that vendors are now pulling up the ladder on this cycle it didn't happen last month, with total listings up by just 0.3 per cent in Sydney and listings actually falling by 1.8 per cent in Melbourne.

The below data being well compiled as always by SQM Research. 


Over the past year, Sydney listings remain 18.7 per cent higher at 36,128.

Asking prices for houses in Sydney are now 2 per cent lower than a year earlier, while asking prices for units were only very marginally higher. 

And in Melbourne listings are 13.8 per cent higher at 37,000.


Listings also declined by 1.3 per cent in Perth in September as the outlook for that market finally improves on the back of resurgent resources activity.

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Building approvals figures for August are due out this morning, analysis to follow.