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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


Sydney house prices booming? – think again
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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…

A slow start for Melbourne's auction market
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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…

House prices surge but booms to fade
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House prices surge but booms to fade

2016 housing markets peak over December quarter Capital city housing markets ended 2016 clearly on the front foot with most capitals recording their best quarterly results of the year.  Prices growth for houses however continues to clearly outpace that recorded for units, reflecting recent higher levels of new apartment development in most capitals.  National prices…

Believe it or not- Sydney housing affordability best in years
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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…