National home values up 11.1% annually: CoreLogic RP Data July Home Value Indices 2015

National home values up 11.1% annually: CoreLogic RP Data July Home Value Indices 2015
National home values up 11.1% annually: CoreLogic RP Data July Home Value Indices 2015

Capital city home values increased 2.8% in July with national home values 11.1% higher now compared to the same period last year.

According to the CoreLogic RP Data July Home Value Indices 2015 the total aggregated value of Australian housing has increased by just over half a trillion dollars over the past twelve months. 

Over the three months to July, Melbourne home values increased 6.1%, although Melbourne houses suffered the lowest rental yields of 3% and units 4.1%

CoreLogic RP Data’s head of research Tim Lawless said the strongest growth conditions outside of Sydney and Melbourne have been in Brisbane where dwelling values were 3.9% higher over the year.  

“While Sydney and Melbourne values continue to boom, the next best performing city, Brisbane, has seen dwelling values rise by just 3.9% over the past twelve months. Based on the median dwelling price, Sydney prices are now 72% higher than Brisbane’s and Melbourne’s are 24% higher,” Mr Lawless said.  

“Across every capital city except Hobart and Darwin, we are seeing detached housing outperform units for capital gain, with house values up 11.6% compared with a 7.2% increase in unit values over the past year. The differential is most pronounced in Melbourne where house values have surged 12.3% higher over the year compared with a 4.8% rise in unit values. 

"With value growth once again accelerating across Sydney and Melbourne, the market evolution in mortgage lending policies will will provide a timely test for housing demand, particularly from investors. The combined effect of tighter lending parameters with more focus on serviceability and low LVR’s, potentially higher mortgage rates for investment loans as well as limitations on the pace of investment lending imposed by APRA on Australia’s banks should conspire to slow investor demand in the market." 

Sydney's 3.3% rise in dwelling value for the month, delivered an 18.4% rise for the year - the highest rate of growth in the city since 2002, according to Tim Lawless.

"The Sydney dwelling value is now 40% higher than its previous peak," he noted.

 

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National home values up 11.1% annually: CoreLogic RP Data July Home Value Indices 2015 

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National home values up 11.1% annually: CoreLogic RP Data July Home Value Indices 2015

 

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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