Property listings surge in Sydney: SQM Research

Property listings surge in Sydney: SQM Research
Property listings surge in Sydney: SQM Research

Property listings in Sydney rose 7.6% during September, an 11.1% rise year on year, according to SQM Research.

Some 23,533 listings were on the market in September.

According to SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher the number of listed properties nationally climbed to 339,026 in September 2015, increasing 1.4% from August 2015.

He said a monthly rise in sale listings for September was expected due to the normal spring seasonality historically recorded at this time of year.

“The Sydney surge in listings is another indicator now suggesting that the Sydney housing market is now slowing. Buyers should now find there is a little more choice out there compared to earlier this year. Yet, I note that asking prices are still higher. I suspect vendors are not quite registering that conditions have changed somewhat since the white hot market of autumn.

“The Melbourne result is also interesting in that there was barely any movement at all in listings in September and that stock for sale is well down on this time last year. This is suggestive of a strong housing market that is not slowing down at all.” 

"Year-on-year results indicate that Melbourne and to a lesser extent Hobart experienced excessive yearly falls. Melbourne recorded the biggest yearly change, with listings falling by 16.9%, reducing the number of properties for sale to 35,760. Hobart also recorded yearly falls with records indicating a yearly change of 9.9%. "Click to enlarge

Property listings surge in Sydney: SQM Research
 

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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