March 2021: How did Sydney apartment values perform over February?

The New South Wales capital was one of the country's strongest performers, joint second with Melbourne and Perth (both +1.2 per cent).

March 2021: How did Sydney apartment values perform over February?
March 2021: How did Sydney apartment values perform over February?

Apartments values across Sydney jumped 1.2 per cent over February, according to CoreLogic's monthly Hedonic Home Value Index.

The New South Wales capital was one of the country's strongest performers, joint second with Melbourne and Perth (both +1.2 per cent).

The jump in values across Sydney follows -0.1 per cent declines over December and January. The February growth puts Sydney unit values one per cent up on the quarter.

Sydney's median apartment value now sits at $738,254, according to CoreLogic, up from last month's $734,198.

CoreLogic's head of research Tim Lawless says there are tentative signs the trend of the housing market performing considerably stronger than the unit market could become less obvious.

Lawless also noted that the weak rental conditions across Sydney and Melbourne unit markets looks to be turning.

"Melbourne unit rents edged higher in February after falling for nine of the previous 10 months", Lawless said.

"The improvement in unit rents across Australia's two largest cities is likely to be at least partially seasonal as demand from domestic students generally rises early in the year, but could also be attributable to more people returning to work in the inner cities as well as workers in some of the hardest hit industries such as hospitality, food and accomodation service returning to employment."

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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