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, 2022 11:47amGrey 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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The master suite includes a built-in robe and stylish, semi open ensuite. Sliding doors lead onto the split level deck, with a spa on the lower side to provide privacy.

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Agent: Andrew MacDonald, The Agency, 0409 368 151 andrewmacdonald@theagency.com.au

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