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Decline Sydney And Melbourne Clearance Rates

Numbers take a tumble despite maintained market buoyancy.

By Terry Christodoulou
Mon, Apr 26, 2021 10:14amGrey Clock < 1 min

Auction clearance rates in the dominant markets of Sydney and Melbourne dipped at the weekend.

The number of listings also fell significantly in most capitals compared to the previous weekend, with the exception of Adelaide where listings surged to the highest number (111) of the year.

The Sydney home auction market produced another relatively strong result of 85.1% sell through. However, the clearance rate was down on the previous weekend (86.2%), and well below March’s record results.

Sydney auction numbers were also lower at the weekend – possibly impacted by the ANZAC Day holiday – with 672 homes listed compared to 785 the previous weekend. Saturday saw the lowest offering since early March, with the exception of Easter.

Sydney recorded a median price of $1,449,000 for houses sold at auction at the weekend, 7.1% lower than the $1,560,000 reported the previous weekend.

Elsewhere, Melbourne’s auction clearance rate fell for the third consecutive weekend to 79.0%, down on last weekend’s 79.7% and the lowest recorded for the year.

A mere 835 homes were reported listed for auction on Saturday in Melbourne, well below the 1062 auctioned the previous weekend, and the lowest non-holiday offering since February.

Melbourne recorded a median price of $975,000 for houses sold at auction on the weekend, 2.5% lower than the $999,900 recorded a week earlier.



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New research suggests spending 40 percent of household income on loan repayments is the new normal

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Requiring more than 30 percent of household income to service a home loan has long been considered the benchmark for ‘housing stress’. Yet research shows it is becoming the new normal. The 2024 ANZ CoreLogic Housing Affordability Report reveals home loans on only 17 percent of homes are ‘serviceable’ if serviceability is limited to 30 percent of the median national household income.

Based on 40 percent of household income, just 37 percent of properties would be serviceable on a mortgage covering 80 percent of the purchase price. ANZ CoreLogic suggest 40 may be the new 30 when it comes to home loan serviceability. “Looking ahead, there is little prospect for the mortgage serviceability indicator to move back into the 30 percent range any time soon,” says the report.

“This is because the cash rate is not expected to be cut until late 2024, and home values have continued to rise, even amid relatively high interest rate settings.” ANZ CoreLogic estimate that home loan rates would have to fall to about 4.7 percent to bring serviceability under 40 percent.

CoreLogic has broken down the actual household income required to service a home loan on a 6.27 percent interest rate for an 80 percent loan based on current median house and unit values in each capital city. As expected, affordability is worst in the most expensive property market, Sydney.

Sydney

Sydney’s median house price is $1,414,229 and the median unit price is $839,344.

Based on 40 percent serviceability, households need a total income of $211,456 to afford a home loan for a house and $125,499 for a unit. The city’s actual median household income is $120,554.

Melbourne

Melbourne’s median house price is $935,049 and the median apartment price is $612,906.

Based on 40 percent serviceability, households need a total income of $139,809 to afford a home loan for a house and $91,642 for a unit. The city’s actual median household income is $110,324.

Brisbane

Brisbane’s median house price is $909,988 and the median unit price is $587,793.

Based on 40 percent serviceability, households need a total income of $136,062 to afford a home loan for a house and $87,887 for a unit. The city’s actual median household income is $107,243.

Adelaide

Adelaide’s median house price is $785,971 and the median apartment price is $504,799.

Based on 40 percent serviceability, households need a total income of $117,519 to afford a home loan for a house and $75,478 for a unit. The city’s actual median household income is $89,806.

Perth

Perth’s median house price is $735,276 and the median unit price is $495,360.

Based on 40 percent serviceability, households need a total income of $109,939 to afford a home loan for a house and $74,066 for a unit. The city’s actual median household income is $108,057.

Hobart

Hobart’s median house price is $692,951 and the median apartment price is $522,258.

Based on 40 percent serviceability, households need a total income of $103,610 to afford a home loan for a house and $78,088 for a unit. The city’s actual median household income is $89,515.

Darwin

Darwin’s median house price is $573,498 and the median unit price is $367,716.

Based on 40 percent serviceability, households need a total income of $85,750 to afford a home loan for a house and $54,981 for a unit. The city’s actual median household income is $126,193.

Canberra

Canberra’s median house price is $964,136 and the median apartment price is $585,057.

Based on 40 percent serviceability, households need a total income of $144,158 to afford a home loan for a house and $87,478 for a unit. The city’s actual median household income is $137,760.

 

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