Saturday, March 3, 2018

No Price Growth for Brisbane Apartments

RP Data CoreLogic have issued their Home Value Index Report for March 2018.

The medium price for apartments has dropped from $400,000 in April 2017 and $389,000 in August 2014 to $383,000.   This price decline does not take into account stamp duty or agents fees.  For example, a person buying an apartment for $400,000 a year ago, really paid $412,000 including stamp duty, and selling it for $380,000 today is only receiving about $368,000 after agents fees.  So the loss is actually $44,000 or about 10% loss.  It appears that the loss is going to increase over the next few years.

I suspect that anyone who purchased an apartment after 2010 would be selling at a significant loss if having to sell today.

CoreLogic head of research, Tim Lawless, said, “The overall softening in the market becomes more evident when looking at the change in values over the past three months.” 

Brisbane apartment prices (to 28 February 2018)
February 2018 - no change
Quarter - down 0.3%
Year to Date - up 0.1%
Year on Year - down 0.6% 
Median value - $383,000

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