March Home Prices On The Slide (Some Regional Areas Excepted)

CoreLogic has released their March Index results. Their hedonic home value index showed national dwelling values were unchanged in March, with the steady month on month reading comprised of a 0.2% fall in capital city dwelling values while the combined regional markets saw values rise by 0.4%.

Trends across the March quarter showed that capital city home values were 0.9% lower over the March quarter, while values across the regional markets have tracked 1.1% higher. Focusing on the capital cities, six of the eight capital cities have recorded a fall in values over the first quarter of 2018, ranging from a 1.8% drop in Sydney values to a 0.1% fall in Darwin.

Sydney unit values are up 1.9% over the past twelve months, while house values are down 3.8%. Similarly in Melbourne, unit values are 6.6% higher over the past twelve months while house values  are up just 4.9%.

Movements were stronger in some regional centers, with Geelong the strongest over the past year, and Outback Queensland the weakest.

Author: Martin North

Martin North is the Principal of Digital Finance Analytics

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  1. How much of the alleged property price increase comprises the annual spend on alterations, improvements and maintenance of Australian housing stock?

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