Sunday, March 9, 2014

Is Housing Market Slowing?

From an RP Data press release:

Mr Lawless said we will need to see further months of flat to negative movements before we can confidently say the housing market is slowing. “Our view is that housing market conditions will start to wind down later this year as affordability constraints and low rental yields dampen market conditions. Additionally, with a belief that mortgage rates are likely to start tightening later this year, it may help to quell some of the exuberance we have been seeing,” he said.

Brisbane apartment prices (to 28 February 2014):
February 2014 - up 0.3%
Quarter - up 1.5%
Year on Year - up 3.1%
Year to Date - up 1.1%
Median price based on settled sales of Brisbane apartments over the quarter - $387,000.

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