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Wednesday, 5 April 2017


Listings rise

SQM released its excellent weekly newsletter today which reported a low vacancy rate for Sydney of 1.92 per cent, and an even lower vacancy rate for Melbourne of 1.72 per cent. 

Stock levels on the market have generally declined since 2008 in Sydney, while in Melbourne they increased, before hitting a plateau.

It's early days, but this may be about to change in Sydney, with listings up by 11.7 per cent from a year earlier at 28,636.

This may indicate that some owners are looking to lock in recent price gains.

Monthly listings also increased in Melbourne. 

Total listings were up year-on-year in most of the capital cities, with Hobart remaining the tightest market.

SQM reported that APRA's recent regulatory measures would nevertheless not be enough to dent price gains in Sydney and Melbourne.

Indeed, asking prices did continue to rise over the preceding quarter in both cities.

The government may have a trick or two up its sleeve in the May budget yet too.