Sold in 16 days - little known Acacia Gardens headlines Australia's fastest selling suburbs

Sold in 16 days - little known Acacia Gardens headlines Australia's fastest selling suburbs
Sold in 16 days - little known Acacia Gardens headlines Australia's fastest selling suburbs

The latest capital city data relating to the average number of days it takes to sell a residential property shows that in May homes were selling at close to their fastest rate on record driven by record sales rates in Sydney and Melbourne.

Acacia Gardens in Sydney was the fastest sellling suburb for houses across Australia, according to CoreLogic RP Data's analyst Cameron Kusher.

Recent sales included a three bedroom brick home for $765,000, set five minutes drive to Stanhope Village Centre and 10 minutes to Rouse Hill Town Centre.

The median price is at a record $678,000 having been at $515,000 in early 2013.

The average time on market figure is measured by the difference between the initial listing date of a property for sale and the contract date.

CoreLogic RP Data notes if the days on market are short it is typically indicative of a seller’s market where homes are selling rapidly and buyers have little time to ponder a purchase decision.

When the average selling time starts to rise, buyers will typically have more scope to deliberate their decision and negotiate on the purchase price.

Short selling times will typically coincide with rising prices and long selling times will generally see less upwards price pressures.

The latest combined capital city data showed that homes were on average taking 37 days to sell. The rate of sale was close to a record low and across the two largest cities homes were selling at their fastest rate on record at 26 days in Sydney and 32 days in Melbourne. It is important to note that these figures are focussed solely on private treaty sales and don’t include properties sold at auction.

The suburb level data to April also highlights a rapid rate of sale across certain capital city suburbs.

"The chart highlights that the suburbs with the shortest days on market have much lower figures in Sydney and Melbourne relative to the remaining capital cities," he said.

'The other point to note is that in most cities it is either the more affordable of ‘middle’ priced suburbs where the rate of sale is quickest.

"It reflects the fact that those areas with the largest pool of buyers are typically going to achieve sales quicker," Cameron Kusher said.

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Houses | Top 5 capital city suburbs with the shortest days on market, April 2015


Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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