Property Listings See Biggest January Surge Since 2014
Sellers are rushing to market.
Sellers are rushing to market.
Homeowners keen to sell have rushed to put their property on the market with the latest PropTrack listings report showing the total listings in capital cities has jumped 55.6%.
The flood of listings around the country is the largest in January since 2014 — up 24.2% with Melbourne up 67.5% and Sydney up 101.5% compared to last year.
New listings across other capital cities were also strong with year-on-year increases in Darwin (45.2%), Perth 33.9%, Canberra 20.1% and Brisbane 19.7%.
Regional property has lagged and continues to be in short supply with new listings trending down 6.7% from December to January yet remain 11.9% higher than they did in January 2021.
According to PropTrack economist Angus Moore, pumped up levels of seller confidence is bringing more property to the market.
“The growth in new listings in January comes despite the Omicron wave. This is in stark contrast to mid-2021 when the Delta wave (and associated lockdowns) curtailed seller confidence in affected states,” says Mr Moore.
“Sellers are wasting no time as they look to cash in on last year’s price growth and high buyer demand.”
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