Sydney House Prices Drop Nearly 2% In 4 Weeks
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Sydney House Prices Drop Nearly 2% In 4 Weeks

Property prices are dropping at the fastest rate in more than 40 years.

By Kanebridge News
Tue, Jul 26, 2022Grey Clock < 1 min

The effects of the interest rate hikes are being acutely felt in Sydney, with the median house price slumping 1.9% in the past four weeks according to data from CoreLogic. The decline represents the fastest dip in more than 40 years.

Sydney is not alone, with Melbourne prices also falling sharply, down 1.2%, while Brisbane dropped by 0.6%. Across the country, prices have dropped by 1.2% during the same period.

Since prices in Sydney peaked in mid-February, the housing market has fallen by 4.8%. Melbourne’s prices peaked in March and have seen a 3% drop since then.

Both cities are now recording a faster decline than the price drop of 2017 according to Tim Lawless, CoreLogic’s research director.

“Six months ago I would have been surprised at the pace of decline that we are seeing now, but considering the worsening outlook for interest rates, plummeting consumer sentiment and the impact of such high inflation on household balance sheets, the more rapid than expected rate of decline isn’t all that surprising,” Mr Lawless said.

During the 2017 to 2019 property market downturn, Sydney’s housing values were down by 2.6% over the same number of days since peaking and Melbourne was just 0.8% lower than its peak comparatively.

“The reality is housing price declines are gathering momentum, and it’s likely the decline phase will worsen before it gets better,” said Mr Lawless.

“As more cities and regions start to record falling housing values, this will feed into larger reductions in the national, combined capitals and combined regionals index.”

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While this would make a spectacular holiday home, it is well equipped for day-to-day living, with a spacious gourmet kitchen and butler’s pantry set into the articulated open plan living area on the first floor. A separate media room to the street side of the property on this level provides additional living space. 

Every aspect of this property has been considered to take in the light and views, with high ceilings internally and spacious, north facing decks on both levels to take in views of rolling waves. If the pull of the ocean is irresistible, it’s just a 100m walk to feel the sand between your toes.

The house is complemented by a Mediterranean, coastal-style garden, while the garage has room for a workshop and two car spaces.

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Open: Saturday August 6 2pm-3pm Auction: Saturday September 3 Price guide: N/A but expected to exceed $5.3m paid in March for 1 Alroy Street 

Contact: McGrath Thirroul – Vanessa Denison-Pender, 0488 443 174