"Overall, the data highlights that although the housing market has started the year strongly in terms of capital growth nobody should expect the same rate of growth to be carried throughout the remainder of the year. This is already evident when you look at the results of the rpdata-Rismark Daily Home Value Index. Home values across the five major capital cities have fallen by -0.1% over the first fifteen days of April despite the recent strong capital growth conditions. The housing market is likely to continue along a recovery path, however, we anticipate slower capital growth conditions throughout the remainder of 2013 than those which have been recorded over the first quarter of the year and the slowdown is already becoming evident in our daily index data."
See RP Data report on seasonal trends