Here’s another reason why I’m not concerned about the Sydney property boom

It’s the time of the year when forecasts are being made for our property markets in 2017. 

And just like this time last year, there are those who are suggesting Sydney property market is in for a correction.  Sydney property market

After all it’s been booming for almost 5 years and must be way above it’s intrinsic value.

Prices are too high and can’t keep going up.

Or can they?

Personally, I see another good year ahead underpinned by a strong local economy, population growth and owner occupiers feeling wealthy as their homes have increased in value wanting to upgrade their homes.

But…if you put things into perspective maybe you shouldn’t be worried about the future of the Sydney property market.

Our Property Markets performance over the last 16 years

Recently the ABS released it’s Residential Property Price Indexes (across eight capital cities) since its inception in 2003.

Peter Wargent kindly graphed them for us in a recent blog.

Our Property Markets performance over the last 16 years

Source: A.B.S; Pete Wargent

Looking at these figures Sydney hasn’t done so well – has it?

In fact it’s just playing catch up.

Here are the price gains for detached houses each capital city  2003:

  1. Darwin – 157% ,   
  2. Melbourne – 120%,
  3. Perth – 199%
  4. Sydney – 87%,
  5. Hobart – 85%,
  6. Brisbane  – 85%
  7. Adelaide – 82%,
  8. Canberra – 66%
Resi price gains since 2003
Source: A.B.S; Pete Wargent

Want to take advantage of the Sydney Property Market in 2017?

Clearly there is not one Sydney property market.

In fact this year, more than for many years, correct property selection will be critical.

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George Raptis


George is a Director of Metropole Property Strategists in Sydney. He shares his 27 years of experience in the property industry as a licensed estate agent and active property investor to help create wealth for his clients.

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