The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) President, Mr Hayden Groves said their latest Real Estate Market Facts, powered by Managed, has found that Australian housing prices fell over the June quarter as rising interest rates and inflation impacted affordability but not all cities and regions are experiencing price contractions.
“Combined, the June quarter of 2022 saw a decline in the weighted average capital city median price for both houses and other dwellings across the Australian residential property market. The weighted average capital city median price decreased by 1.8% for houses and 0.6% for other dwellings.
“The weighted average median house price for the eight capital cities fell to $1,012,230 over the quarter. The median house price increased in Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin remained stable in Perth and declined in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart. Increases ranged from 0.4% in Darwin to 2.6% in Adelaide.
“This defies the Reserve Bank’s latest comment on potential house price falls and simply demonstrates the current market conditions are the adjustment ‘we had to have’.
“At a median sale price of $1,552,015, Sydney’s median house price continues to be the highest amongst the capital cities, 53.3% above the national median.
“At $530,000, Perth offers great value with the lowest median house price across Australian capital cities, 47.6% lower than the national median. Over the 12 months to the June quarter, the weighted average capital city median house price increased by 9.2%. Whilst a significant gain, this is the lowest annual increase since the December quarter 2020.”
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