Friday, March 11, 2016

Will Brisbane Prices Increase This Year?

CoreLogic recently reported:

"The trend in home value growth is showing signs of increasing in those markets that have previously underperformed. These include Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra. Affordability constraints as apparent in these cities and rental yields been compressed to the same extent as what they have in Melbourne or Sydney. Home values increased in Brisbane by 5.5% over the past year, which is the fastest annual rate of value growth in a year."

The above 5.5% included houses and apartments.  Below is the information just for apartments, which is not as good.  The question is whether Brisbane will have capital appreciation across the board, or whether it will be limited to certain suburbs, or to houses (not apartments), or to houses and older apartments in better locations.  There appears to be great oversupply of new smaller apartments, in locations such as Newstead and South Brisbane, so capital appreciation of this dwelling type seems doubtful.

Brisbane apartment prices (to 29 February 2016):
February 2016 - down 1%
Quarter - up 0.9%
Year to Date - up 1.5%
Year on Year - up 3%
Median price based on settled sales of Brisbane apartments over the quarter - $391,000 (which is less than reported for the quarter ending May 2015).

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