Hobart and Brisbane vendors discounting houses by almost 10% to find buyers: RP Data

Vendors in Hobart and Brisbane - two of the weaker residential property markets - are discounting their asking prices by almost 10% in order to achieve a sale, the latest weekly data from RP Data shows.

In Hobart, a discount of nearly 10% applies to both houses and units, which are on the market for 81 days and 90 days respectively on average before selling, according to data for the week ending July 21.

Data for Brisbane shows greater discounts for houses (9.5%) than units (7.8%),

Houses and units are on the market for around a month in Sydney - the shortest time on market across all capital cities - while discounting is also modest by comparison to most other  capital cities, reflecting the strength of the market.

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Time on market is also high in Darwin - 81 days for houses and 93 days for units.

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RP Data measures ‘Time on market’ as the average number of days between when a property is first listed for sale and the contract date.

The rate of vendor discounting is the average percentage difference between the original listing price and the final selling price.

The data is based on private treaty sales only and records without a valid sale price have been excluded from the vendor discount analysis.

The analysis also excludes results where there are less than 10o bservations

Larry Schlesinger

Larry Schlesinger

Larry Schlesinger was a property writer at Property Observer

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