Melbourne tops city annual capital gains: CoreLogic RP Data

Melbourne tops city annual capital gains: CoreLogic RP Data
Melbourne tops city annual capital gains: CoreLogic RP Data

Combined capital city home values have increased by 7.6 percent over the year with Melbourne topping the national list with annual capital gains of 11.1 percent, according to coreLogic RP Data's February Hedonic Home Value Index.

CoreLogic RP Data research director Tim Lawless said Melbourne values appear to be holding reasonably firm since December last year with the annual rate of capital gain virtually level over the past three months.

"Sydney’s annual rate of growth has continued to moderate, having almost halved from its cyclical peak of 18.4% recorded in July last year to reach 9.5% growth over the past twelve months.

"A few of the smaller cities, where growth rates have recently accelerated, may start to rival Sydney’s position over the coming months.

“The trend in home value growth is showing signs of increasing in those markets that have previously underperformed. These include Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra. Affordability constraints aren’t as apparent in these cities and rental yields haven’t been compressed to the same extent as what they have in Melbourne or Sydney.

"Home values increased in Brisbane by 5.5% over the past year, which is the fastest annual rate of value growth in a year. In Hobart, home values are 6.2% higher over the year, which is its fastest annual rate of home value growth since July 2010."

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