Melbourne property listings fall 20% year on year: SQM

Melbourne property listings fall 20% year on year: SQM
Melbourne property listings fall 20% year on year: SQM

Sydney and Melbourne suffered the greatest amount of annual change in the property listings on sale with Melbourne listings falling 20.2% year on year and Sydney down 15.7%.

All listing numbers in capital cities fell during June to 335,971, with the national level down 6.5% when compared to May and down 3.2% when compared to June last year, according to new figures realised form SQM Research.

SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said while the national result is only down marginally from levels recorded this time last year, the Sydney and Melbourne result clearly reveals the ongoing boom in these two cities.

"We have not seen Sydney with so few listings and Melbourne’s stock is now being quickly absorbed. Potential vendors in these two cities are holding back on selling their property in the hope (and fear) that the market is going to rise from here," Mr Christopher said.

"With this type of squeeze on the market, prices will indeed most likely rise from here."

House prices in Sydney held a monthly rise of 2.8%, with a median asking price for a Sydney home at $1,120,700.

Median asking house prices in Darwin continue to fall, with a 12 month decline of 2.4% for houses, and 8.4% for units. 

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Melbourne property listings fall 20% year on year: SQM

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Melbourne property listings fall 20% year on year: SQM

Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford

Michael is the real estate reporter for western Sydney and loves writing about homes and the people who live in them. A former production editor and news journalist, he enjoys writing about real-world property purchases as well as aspirational buys and builds. Following a recent move from Sydney’s northern beaches, Michael now actually enjoys commuting.

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