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Articles by Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Dr Andrew Wilson is Australia’s leading housing market expert. As senior economist for Fairfax-owned Domain Group, Dr Wilson is one of the nation’s most respected real estate analysts and Australia’s highest profile housing market commentator. Visit his blog at Domain


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Sydney house prices booming? – think again

Most Australian capital city housing markets finished the year on the front foot, recording their best results of the year over the December quarter.   Quarterly price data, although usually a solid reflection of market dynamics, can however be influenced by volatile, shorter-term factors. These include shifting variables such as interest rate changes, elections, holiday…

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Sydney’s auction market starts 2017 strong

The Sydney weekend auction season re-commenced on Saturday for 2017 after a five weekend holiday break and produced overall solid results for sellers from a small but reasonable early-season choice of homes.  Although auction numbers were predictably low for a late January holidays impacted weekend, the 55 homes listed were nonetheless higher than the 47…

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A slow start for Melbourne’s auction market

The Melbourne weekend auction season re-commenced for 2017 on Saturday after a five weekend holiday break and produced mixed results for the small number sellers testing the early season market.  Although auction numbers were predictably low for a late January holiday-impacted weekend, the 45 homes listed were nonetheless significantly down on the 100 listings recorded…

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Believe it or not- Sydney housing affordability best in years

Housing affordability is clearly improving in Sydney although the outlook for first home buyers remains bleak. Sydney’s property owners have enjoyed another positive year overall for prices growth although results have been typically mixed between regions, price ranges and dwelling types. The key driver of the surge in Sydney house prices over recent years has…

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Here’s what’s happening to new house construction and what it means

Capital city house construction levels continue to increase, enhancing overall national new home supply and providing the prospect of rising activity for an underperforming economy. Latest ABS data reports that the number of capital city building approvals for houses increased by 5.0 percent over November to 6,818 and was also up by 4.3 percent compared…