Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
subscribe to our newsletter sign up

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Melbourne and Hobart property markets outperform

Despite a drop in house prices in other capital cities, house prices in Hobart and Melbourne continued to surge in the first quarter of the year, a report has revealed.

According to the Domain House Price Report for the March Quarter, house prices in Hobart surged during the March quarter, rising by 4.3 per cent to $360,212, while Melbourne house prices rose by 1.2 per cent to $726,962.

Every other capital city saw a decline in house prices, including Darwin where house prices dropped sharply by 4.9 per cent to $610,305.

Sydney’s house prices fell, recording a quarter-on-quarter drop of 1.5 per cent, bringing the median down under the $1 million mark to $995,804.

Advertisement
Advertisement

This was followed by Canberra where house prices fell by 1.4 per cent after five consecutive quarters of growth.

In Perth, house prices dropped by 1.3 per cent to $579,914 over the quarter, while Adelaide recorded a 0.5 per cent drop to $491,422, and prices in Brisbane fell by 0.05 per cent to $512,809.

“Weakening economic activity and growing uncertainty is impacting fragile consumer and investment sentiment, leading to falling house and unit prices in most capital cities,” Domain chief economist Andrew Wilson said.

“The outlook for house prices remains subdued, with capital city growth likely to continue to track at best just above the inflation rate for the remainder of 2016.

“The prospect of weaker house price growth, however, will be welcomed by prospective first home buyers still struggling to get into the market.”

 

Melbourne and Hobart property markets outperform
nestegg logo
subscribe to our newsletter sign up
FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network
Dr Terry Dwyer, Dwye... - She is quite right of course. Returns to both capital and labour incomes are much reduced by taxation and it has increased enormously since the.......
Anonymous - A Bad call by the RBA. Lower interest will not stimulate the economy any more at 1.25% than at 1.5%, which was already too low. The imminent election.......
Shelly H - Im with ING, have a Mortgage Simplier Account and they haven't dropped my interest rate. Where is this information coming from......or is it for new customers only!!....
Anonymous - agree entirely and would add that putting the money into super locks it away and gives the government control over you and your money. The 'blue sky'.......