Adelaide house prices reached a record high this quarter: Domain

Adelaide house prices reached a record high this quarter: Domain
Adelaide house prices reached a record high this quarter: Domain

 

Adelaide was one of only three cities to record house price growth over the June quarter.

It pushed the city’s house prices to a record high of $553,036.

Unit prices did, however, slip by almost $10,000 over the June quarter. 

June 2020 QoQ change for Adelaide house and unit prices

“Adelaide was one of only three cities to record house price growth over the June quarter, along with Hobart and Canberra. While it was a modest 0.2 per cent lift, this has pushed house prices to a record high of $553,036. This is a better outcome than the other capital cities that plunged into declined, reinforcing the stability of the Adelaide housing market even amid the economic fallout of COVID-19. However, unit prices slipped 2.9 per cent over the June quarter, reversing part of the strong growth recorded over the first three months of the year, to $319,266.”

“Low interest rates, unprecedented government stimulus and extended mortgage repayment relief measures have sheltered house prices from any substantial falls to-date. A pullback in buyer and seller activity throughout the height of the lockdown also helped. Economic headwinds could still disrupt Adelaide’s market stability, with weak employment prospects a persistent thorn in the economy which will heighten due to health crisis. However South Australia is less reliant on international tourism than other states and more reliant on interstate tourism. Once borders reopen, the state could benefit from the increase in Australians taking holidays locally.”

“The outlook for residential property has improved vastly in recent weeks. Sentiment towards housing and the purchase of a home has bucked the overall more negative sentiment around the broader economy. South Australia had one of the biggest improved sentiment towards the time to buy a dwelling which reached a six-month high nationally. Affordability is clearly front of mind of mind for prospective buyers, with Adelaide offering one of the lowest purchase prices of all the capitals as well as offering buyers a great lifestyle. Demand could be increased by Australia’s success in dealing with the global pandemic compared to other countries, making it an attractive destination to reside, particularly towards lifestyle regions,” said Domain Senior Research Analyst, Dr Nicola Powell.

 

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