According to CoreLogic’s daily index, dwelling values are now falling nationally, driven by sharp falls across Sydney and Melbourne:
Not surprisingly, the prospect of further sharp price falls amid rising mortgage rates is prompting vendors to ‘rush to market’ in a bid to avoid further losses.
The PropTrack Listings Report for June 2022 showed that it was the busiest to winter since 2011, with new listings nationally up 8.5% year-on-year:
New listings were higher across every market except regional Northern Territory:
Commenting on the result, PropTrack noted that “measures of buyer demand have declined” and “buyers have had more properties to choose from”. In particular, the “wave of new supply coming to market over the first half of the year, particularly in Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra, has lifted the stock available on market and eased competitive conditions”. In turn, “that will place greater downward pressure on prices”.
CoreLogic’s latest sales data supports this view, showing that “initial sales estimates over the June quarter were 15.9% lower than the same quarter of the previous year”:
Vendors would be wise to sell before interest rates increase further and ‘panic selling’ engulfs the entire housing market.
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