Inner-Melbourne Rents Up More Than 30%
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Inner-Melbourne Rents Up More Than 30%

The gap between house and unit rents is tightening across the country.

By Kanebridge News
Wed, Jul 6, 2022 1:36pmGrey Clock 2 min

While the tightening grip of a rising rental market is not new, the rate of the pricing surge for apartment rents continues, up 10% nationwide in the 12 months to June. It marks the first double-digit growth for the sector according to the latest data from CoreLogic.

Inner-city apartments across Melbourne and Sydney led the biggest rental gains as West Melbourne, Docklands and Southbank ascended by more than 31%.

Sydney also saw the median rents for apartments in Ultimo, Zetland and Haymarket jump sharply by 19.4%, 17.2% and 18.7% respectively.

Apartment rents outperform houses nationwide over the past three months by 3.5% and 2.7% respectively as tenants seek out affordable options according to CoreLogic research analyst Kaytlin Ezzy.

“Rental demand across the medium and higher density segment has surged throughout the first half of the year, partially driven by worsening affordability in the house sector,” Ms Ezzy said.

“Since March 2020 house rental values have increased at nearly twice the rate of unit rental values with the gap blowing out to 13.5 per cent in December 2021.

“It’s likely the gap in rental values will narrow further as rental demand continues to shift towards relatively more affordable higher density properties.”

Rental prices rose across all capital cities in the latest quarter and year on year and are tipped to continue to rise as demand continues. Median rents for Sydney houses rose by 2.5% and units by 3.7% over the quarter. This is compared to house rents climbing by 9/3% and units by 10.3% in the past 12 months.

Melbourne saw its median house rent lift by 2.4% and units by 3.7% in the past three months and house rents 5.2% and 10.9% for units in the past 12 months. Adelaide saw the country’s largest rental rises with houses up 4.4% and units up 3.9% over the last quarter.



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Property values have experienced strong growth around the country, but there are two highly desirable areas where oversupply is putting downward pressure on sales

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While property values are rising strongly in most markets across Australia, it’s a vastly different story in Victoria and Tasmania, new data from CoreLogic shows. Over the 12 months to May 31, the median house price lifted just 1.8 percent in Melbourne and fell 0.6 percent in regional Victoria. The median dipped 0.1 percent in Hobart and ticked 0.4 percent higher in regional Tasmania. This is in stark contrast to Perth, where values are up 22 percent, and regional Western Australia, up 14.8 percent; as well as Brisbane, up 16.3 percent, and regional Queensland, up 11.8 percent.

CoreLogic Head of Research, Eliza Owen says an oversupply of homes for sale has weakened prices in Victoria and Tasmania, creating buyers’ markets.

On the supply side, there has been more of a build-up in new listings than usual across Victoria, even where home value performance has been relatively soft,” Ms Owen said. Victoria has also had more dwellings completed than any other state and territory in the past 10 years, keeping a lid on price growth. The additional choice in stock means vendors have to bring down their price expectations, and that brings values down.”

Melbourne dwelling values are now four percent below their record high and Hobart dwelling values are 11.5 percent below their record high. Both records were set more than two years ago in March 2022. The oversupply has also affected how long it takes to sell a property. The median days on market is currently 36 in Melbourne and 45 in Hobart compared to a combined capitals median of 27. It takes 55 days to sell in regional Victoria and 64 days in regional Tasmania compared to a combined regional median of 42 days.

Changes in population patterns have also contributed to higher numbers of homes for sale in recent years. Since COVID began in early 2020, thousands of families have left Melbourne because working from home meant they could buy a bigger property in more affordable areas. While many relocated to regional Victoria, a significant proportion left the state altogether, with South-East Queensland a favoured destination. Meantime, Tasmania’s surge in interstate migration during FY21 was short-lived. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the island state has recorded a net loss of residents to other states and territories every quarter since June 2022.

Record overseas migration has more than offset interstate migration losses, thereby keeping Victoria’s and Tasmania’s populations growing. However, the impact of migrants on housing is largely seen in the rental market, so this segment of population gain has done little to support values. Growth in weekly rents has been far stronger than growth in home values over the past year, with rents up 9 percent in Melbourne and 4.8 percent in regional Victoria, and up 1 percent in Hobart and 2.7 percent in regional Tasmania.

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