australia property market

According to the February 2016 CoreLogic RP Data Hedonic Home Value Index results, dwelling values increased by 0,5 percent across Australia’s combined capital cities in February, pushing dwelling values 1.4% higher over the past three months.

In February, home values rose across each capital city with the exclusion of Perth and Canberra. Over the past three months, dwelling values have increased across all capitals except Sydney (-0.2%).

The largest monthly increases in home values were recorded in the cities that have been underperforming over the growth cycle to date; Hobart dwelling values were 2.9% higher, Adelaide showed a 1.9% rise, and Brisbane home values increased by 1.8%. Perth and Canberra were the only cities to record a monthly fall in values, down -1.1% and -0.2% respectively.

The cities to record the greatest value rises over the past three months have been: Hobart (8.5%), Melbourne (3.8%) and Brisbane (2.0%). According to CoreLogic RP Data head of research Tim Lawless, “Even though home values have trended lower over the year in Perth and Darwin, they have recorded value rises of 0.2% and 0.3% respectively over the past three months.”

“The trend in home value growth is showing signs of increasing in those markets that have previously underperformed. These include Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra. Affordability constraints aren’t as apparent in these cities and rental yields haven’t been compressed to the same extent as what they have in Melbourne or Sydney. Home values increased in Brisbane by 5.5% over the past year, which is the fastest annual rate of value growth in a year. In Hobart, home values are 6.2% higher over the year, which is its fastest annual rate of home value growth since July 2010,” Mr Lawless said.



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