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220 Suburbs Record $1m-Plus For Every House Sold

The tally is likely to rise over the next 12 months.

By Terry Christodoulou
Thu, Jan 20, 2022 3:08pmGrey Clock < 1 min

A total of 220 suburbs recorded every house sold or settled at or above $1 million last year, according to data from CoreLogic.

Sydney, unsurprisingly, accounted for nearly two-thirds of the overall tally with 135 suburbs transacting at $1 million or over for each house as the NSW capital experienced a 29.6% surge in house prices during the year.

While Sydney dominates the list, Brisbane and Adelaide were poised to see the biggest rise in the proportion of homes selling for at least seven figures, with both capitals enjoying strong growth momentum, according to CoreLogic research director Tim Lawless.

“We are expecting the Brisbane and Adelaide markets to show a stronger return relative to the larger cities this year,” Mr Lawless said.

“Similarly, the regional markets around the country, especially those within commuting distance of the largest capitals, seemed well-positioned to grow their share of premium-valued properties.”

Melbourne saw 27 suburbs where every house sold for $1 million or more with the majority located in Bayside, Port Phillip, Banyule or in the Mornington Peninsula areas.

Regional NSW recorded 37 suburbs where every house was sold for over a million with the Byron and Shoalhaven regions taking the lead. Regional Victoria by comparison had six suburbs, Queensland, four and WA, one.

Proportionally, the ACT has posted the most dramatic gain of million dollar-plus sales — up 21.1% to 39.1%.

In Brisbane, the share of million dollar-plus sales nearly doubled to 19.3% while Melbourne was up 10.2% to 41.5% of overall sales.

Sydney again saw the largest slice of million dollar-plus homes in its market with 63.1% of all transactions over the mark.

So too Sydney’s million dollar-plus unit sales, with the NSW capital accounting for 29.8% of all unit sales worth above a million dollars.


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Ray White’s chief economist outlines her predictions for housing market trends in 2024

By Bronwyn Allen
Tue, Nov 28, 2023 2 min

Ray White’s chief economist, Nerida Conisbee says property price growth will continue next year and mortgage holders will need to “survive until 2025” amid expectations of higher interest rates for longer.

Ms Conisbee said strong population growth and a housing supply shortage combatted the impact of rising interest rates in 2023, leading to unusually strong price growth during a rate hiking cycle. The latest CoreLogic data shows home values have increased by more than 10 percent in the year to date in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Among the regional markets, price growth has been strongest in regional South Australia with 8.6 percent growth and regional Queensland at 6.9 percent growth.

“As interest rates head close to peak, it is expected that price growth will continue. At this point, housing supply remains extremely low and many people that would be new home buyers are being pushed into the established market,” Ms Conisbee said. “Big jumps in rents are pushing more first home buyers into the market and population growth is continuing to be strong.”

Ms Conisbee said interest rates will be higher for longer due to sticky inflation. “… we are unlikely to see a rate cut until late 2024 or early 2025. This means mortgage holders need to survive until 2025, paying far more on their home loans than they did two years ago.”

Buyers in coastal areas currently have a window of opportunity to take advantage of softer prices, Ms Conisbee said. “Look out for beach house bargains over summer but you need to move quick. In many beachside holiday destinations, we saw a sharp rise in properties for sale and a corresponding fall in prices. This was driven by many pandemic driven holiday home purchases coming back on to the market.”

3 key housing market trends for 2024

Here are three of Ms Conisbee’s predictions for the key housing market trends of 2024.

Luxury apartment market to soar

Ms Conisbee said the types of apartments being built have changed dramatically amid more people choosing to live in apartments longer-term and Australia’s ageing population downsizing. “Demand is increasing for much larger, higher quality, more expensive developments. This has resulted in the most expensive apartments in Australia seeing price increases more than double those of an average priced apartment. This year, fewer apartments being built, growing population and a desire to live in some of Australia’s most sought-after inner urban areas will lead to a boom in luxury apartment demand.”

Homes to become even greener

The rising costs of energy and the health impacts of heat are two new factors driving interest in green homes, Ms Conisbee said. “Having a greener home utilising solar and batteries makes it cheaper to run air conditioning, heaters and pool pumps. We are heading into a particularly hot summer and having homes that are difficult to cool down makes them far more dangerous for the elderly and very young.”

More people living alone

For some time now, long-term social changes such as delayed marriage and an ageing population have led to more people living alone. However, Ms Conisbee points out that the pandemic also showed that many people prefer to live alone for lifestyle reasons. “Shorter term, the pandemic has shown that given the chance, many people prefer to live alone with a record increase in single-person households during the time. This trend may influence housing preferences, with a potential rise in demand for smaller dwellings and properties catering to individuals rather than traditional family units.”


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