Tasmanian Housing Market Begins To Cool
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Tasmanian Housing Market Begins To Cool

A sense of unease has made buyers and sellers cautious.

By Terry Christodoulou
Wed, May 18, 2022Grey Clock < 1 min

Following a record 12 months for real estate sales for Tasmania, fresh data from the Real Estate Institute of Tasmania shows sales and prices are beginning to slow.

 The REIT’s March Quarterly Report shows the first three months of 2022 have seen Tamsnai’s median house price increase a modest 1.7% to $610,00 with unit prices remaining unchanged at $485,000 and land prices decreasing 5.2% to $241,800.

As a whole the Tasmanian market softened in the first quarter, recording 2846 sales with a value of $1.66 billion with the number of sales down 4.7% on the previous quarter and down 11.2% compared to the same time last year.

 Across the state, activity has varied greatly with the number of house sales across Greater Hobart falling 18% over the quarter, while prices grew 5.8% to $820,000.

According to REIT president Michael Walsh, there have been signs of a cooling market.

 “Price growth had slowed but so has the number of properties coming onto the market,” Mr Walsh said.

“We are told that buyer inquiry levels and open home participation levels have dropped.

“World unrest, the upcoming Federal Election, rising inflation and interest rate increases have buyers and sellers cautious.”

The report also outlines first home buyer activity in the state was down 13% on the previous quarter, while investor activity remained stable, with sales numbers increasing 1.3% over the year to 567 — down 4.7% for the past quarter.

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Treechangers seeking a home and income should take note of this west coast property in picturesque Pickering Brook in the Perth Hills, which comes with its own live-in residents.

Known as ‘the Margaret River of the Hills’ the area boasts stunning bushland while being just 30 minutes from all the amenity Perth has to offer.

With eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, this property is a home and business, operating as a thriving day spa, Hidden Valley Eco Lodges and Day Spa.

The private main residence is made of rammed earth for thermal comfort and has three bedrooms, luxurious bathroom and a large open plan living area. A private jacuzzi on the spacious entertaining deck is the perfect spot for enjoying beautiful bushland views at the end of a long day.

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Set over 5.46ha, the property is also home to a very special group of residents: a small herd of alpacas, which are included in the sale.

Price guide: $6.5 million

Inspection: By expression of interest

Agent: Susanne Broido, The Agency 0499 770 237