Monday, August 11, 2008

RP Data Rismark Update

Property Value End of Month Index Release, 31 July 2008

"Most markets fall slightly in value through winter but U.S. experience won’t happen here. The RP Data/Rismark International end of month property indices report released today confirms what most people know to be true already; we are seeing modest declines in most property markets. However, RP Data National Research Director Tim Lawless said that the good news for buyers is that property is not a homogenous market and if you look at the flipside of this downturn, it may well prove to be the ideal buying window as speculation that interest rates may stay on hold and rents continue to surge.

Brisbane Property Market
• Brisbane house values have fallen on average 2% and 0.2% for units over the last six months, versus an average rise of 7.5% over the past 12 months.
• Prices of home units in the inner and south eastern suburbs have held and in many areas risen as prospective buyers choose a unit over a house due to affordability."

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