In July 2015 average house values across Australia increased by 2.8%. For the 12 months from June 2014 to July 2015, average property prices across Australia increased by 11.1% . Capital city housing value increases for the past 12 months are as follows:

Sydney 18.4%

Melbourne 11.5%

Brisbane 3.9%

Hobart 2.5%

Adelaide 3.4%

Canberra 1.2%

Perth -0.3%

Darwin -5.3%

Nationally 483,934 dwellings were sold for the 12 months from June 2014 to May 2015. There were 352,012 houses sold and 131,922 units sold. The number of houses sold is 2.5% higher over the year compared to a -7.7% fall in the number of unit sales.

Sydney currently has the highest median dwelling price with houses at an average of $921,500 and units at $660,000. Other major Australian Cities are as follows

Melbourne houses $630,000 units $483,500

Brisbane houses $490,000 units $380,000

Hobart $320,000 units $281,900

Adelaide $425,000 units $342,000

Perth $530,000 units $420,000

Darwin $570,000 units $441,500

Canberra $593,000 units $412,200

Gross Rental Yields across the country are at an average of 3.5% with Darwin being the highest on 5.6% followed by Hobart on 5.2% then Brisbane at 4.5%,  Adelaide 4.2%, Canberra 4.1%, Perth 4.0%, Sydney 3.3% and Melbourne being the lowest on 3.1%.

The RBA have left cash rates to a record low of 2% for the second consecutive month

The above information is from RP Data August 2015 Housing & Economic Report.

 

 

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