Friday, April 16, 2021

Auction-Shy Perth Coming Out of the Shell

An astounding statistic about the real estate market in Perth is that only 1.6% of sales are through auctions, compared to around 30% for Sydney and Melbourne. However, things are changing in the West. A few weeks ago, Caporn Young had a 100% clearance rate for their weekend of auctions in Perth (WAToday). In the week ending 11 April 2021, there were 18 properties on auction in Perth, with a 44% clearance rate. That was compared to Melbourne's 1,035 auctions over that week with a clearance rate of 77% (SmartPropertyInvestment). In the coming week, there are 30 auctions listed for Perth so this is something to watch in the West in the coming months as the rental pressure may move those desperate for a home to consider buying a home in different ways such as an auction. Are you in the market for a home in Perth? 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

CoreLogic reports March Increase Across the Nation

Fresh numbers show that Australia's housing run is continuing with the March figures up in all capital cities. In Perth, there was a 1.8% increase in the CoreLogic Home Value Index last month, contributing to a 6% increase in the year to date. Nationally, the index went up 2.8% in March with Sydney up 3.7% in the month. The average house price in Perth was selling at $505,850. 

In April, we will see the effects of JobKeeper being wound back and the end of the the rent rise and eviction moratorium. 

Monday, March 1, 2021

February sees 1.5% increase for Perth houses

 CoreLogic has reported this morning that their house price index increased 2.1% in February in Australia, the highest increase in 18 years. Sydney and Hobart went up 2.5% while in WA, house prices went up 1.5% in February. 

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