Adelaide dwelling values ignored the COVID-19 decline reaching record highs

The combined value of the Adelaide dwelling market is 4.1% higher from March through to November, and dwelling values are currently at a record high.

Adelaide dwelling values ignored the COVID-19 decline reaching record highs
Adelaide dwelling values ignored the COVID-19 decline reaching record highs

Like many of the smaller capital cities through COVID-19, Adelaide dwelling values avoided price declines, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.

The combined value of the Adelaide dwelling market is 4.1% higher from March through to November, and dwelling values are currently at a record high.

In the three months to November, dwelling value increases were strongest across the North of Adelaide, where typical dwelling values were $378,705.

The rate of change in Adelaide dwelling values has historically been among the least volatile of the capital cities. But with momentum building across the market, quarterly growth rates have reached the highest level in ten years.

"Nationally, housing market values did not see the large decline anticipated at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Housing values fell just 1.9% between March and September before moving into a recovery trend, increasing 0.4% nationally through October and 0.8% in November," Eliza Owen, CoreLogic’s Head of Research Australia said.

"Relative to previous housing market downturns, the current decline through to November seems relatively mild, with dwelling values just 0.7% below the pre-COVID levels. There are numerous factors which have contributed to the prevention of a larger downturn in dwelling values including the institutional, coordinated response to the pandemic, which have seen low borrowing costs, added incentives for first home buyers and the extension of mortgage repayment deferrals limiting forced sales."

"Despite an initial slump in housing finance through the beginning of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the year to October saw a remarkable 14.5% lift in the volume of finance secured for the purchase of property, according to ABS lending indicators."

"The post-COVID mortgage lending boost was driven by owner-occupiers including changeover buyers such as upsizers and downsizers, as well as buyers getting into the property market for the first time."

"Money lent to first home buyers saw the fastest growth rate at 35.1% in the year to October, accounting for 22.1% of lending, up from 18.8% in the year prior. Meanwhile, investor mortgage lending increased less than 1% in the same period. There are several factors that contributed to this growth in first home buyer activity, including generational trends, monetary and fiscal incentives and lower dwelling values and competition," she concluded.

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