According to CoreLogic, there is a capital growth of 10.5% across the combined capital cities over the year to 31 July. The quarterly price also increased albeit slowly at 2.2% in July, compared to 3.6% in February.
Sydney houses and units remained to be strong at 12.3% and 10.3% increase, respectively, as do Melbourne houses accelerating to 17.2%. Melbourne units, however, have lagged at 4.6%. The median capital city dwelling price comes at a record high of $625,000.
After APRA’s crackdown on investor lending, there was a return to annual rental price growth, which was driven by Sydney at 4.5%, Melbourne at 4.1%, Hobart at 6.2% and Canberra at 8.4%. These gains offset the declines of Perth and Darwin.
Perth seems to be almost at the bottom of its market cycle as prices ease by -0.3% over the quarter to July.
Prices have dropped by -10.2% since it peaked in 2004.
Listing numbers in Perth have declined, as did its transaction volumes at -2,500 per month a floor. Dwelling supplies show that plenty of new dwellings still need to be occupied.
What can you do during this period of slow growth?
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