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Australian economic and financial markets update | RBA Chart Pack December 2023

If a picture paints a thousand words, then this collection of charts should do a pretty good job of painting the landscape as it affects our economy and our property markets. Each month the RBA summarises macroeconomic and financial market trends in Australia by providing a detailed chart pack. World Economy Australia’s economy doesn’t operate…

Vacancy rate at an all-time low for the third month | Latest Domain Vacancy Report

The latest Domain Vacancy Rate Report for November 2023 shows that for the third consecutive month, Australia’s vacancy rate remains at 0.8% – a record low. A chronic undersupply of rental stock coupled with strong overseas migration and rising property prices against increasing demand are driving the competitive nature of the rental market. However, there…

Latest Asking Prices State by State | Listings and asking prices steady in lead up to market hiatus

Total residential property listings modestly rose in November led by some larger percentage increases in Canberra and Hobart. However, Sydney surprised by remaining largely steady in what is normally the busiest month in the year for selling activity. Melbourne recorded a 1.9% increase in total listings for November which represented the largest absolute contribution to…

Five property market trends for 2024

What’s ahead for our property markets in 2024? Well, according to Domain’s 2023 End-Of-Year Wrap and 2024 Outlook report, continued growth in house and unit prices is anticipated. Dr Nicola Powell, Domain’s Chief of Research and Economics, said: “Some buyers, sellers, and renters proactively adapting to the lingering impact of the 2023 market movements and potential…

Auction clearance results December 2nd – Generally Steady Results on Another Big Day of Auctions

Capital city weekend auction markets have commenced December with generally steady results despite another big day of late year auctions in most capitals. Auction results around Australia, Saturday December 2nd 2023: Capital City This Week Last Weekend Auctions Rate Auctions Rate Sydney 859 69.6% 914 68.3% Melbourne 1071 65.2% 1019 62.3% Brisbane 91 53.1% 102…

The latest median property prices in Australia’s major cities

Despite all the predictions of property Armageddon due to rising interest rates our property markets turned the corner early this year with all major research houses reporting higher median prices around Australia for eight months in a row. Despite a continuing conveyor belt of negative sentiment in the media, buyer sentiment has changed with early…

Australian property prices lift in November to record high, defying interest rate rise | Latest Proptrack Report

The latest Proptrack Home Price Index showed home values have remained resilient to higher interest rates this year, and this continued in November with prices continuing to lift and hitting fresh record highs in many markets, although the pace of growth has slowed due to the increase in properties coming to market. Further, it showed…

Heat comes out of the housing market as values across Melbourne dip and Sydney slows | Corelogic Home Value Index

CoreLogic’s national Home Value Index (HVI) rose 0.6% in November, the smallest monthly gain since the growth cycle commenced in February. Despite the slowdown, the national HVI reached a new record high in November. After falling -7.5% from a peak in April 2022 to a trough in January 2023, housing values have bounced 8.3% higher…

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