The housing market correction has passed: Moody's Analytics

The housing market correction has passed: Moody's Analytics
Staff reporterDecember 7, 2020

The latest CoreLogic home value data shows the national housing market moving out of its correction, led by Sydney and Melbourne, according to Moody's Analytics.

The national index for home values has fallen for almost two years but now house values have begung to rise starting in the September quarter.

National house values are on track to fall by 7% in 2019, before rising by 5.4% in 2020. Apartment values are forecast to fall by 3.8% in 2019, before rising by 5.1% in 2020.

The RBA has reduced the cash rate by 75 basis points so far this year to 0.75% and a further 25-basis point reduction is expected for early 2020, according to Moody's Analytics.

Katrina Ell, Economist at Moody’s Analytics said that for 2019 and 2020 Moody's has individual City and state forecasts, "drilling into the details, house values across Sydney are on track to fall by 8.4% in 2019, before a forecast 7.7% expansion in 2020. Apartment values are set to decline by 5.9% in 2019, followed by a forecast 7.9% expansion in 2020."

"House values began rising from July, while apartment values began improving from June."

"House values in Melbourne are set to fall by 9.2% in 2019, building on the modest 0.3% decline in 2018. Like Sydney, the correction has largely passed and house values are forecast to rise by 7% in 2020 and a further 7.8% in 2021," she said.

"House values in Brisbane will see a modest full-year correction in 2019, with values estimated to fall by 1.8%, with particular weakness in South Brisbane house values. A relatively mild correction is forecast for apartment values in 2019, with a 1.3% forecast decline in 2019, following a 1% fall in 2018. This year is predicted to be the worst for Brisbane’s apartment market before it transitions to a projected 5.4% rise in 2020."

"House values in Perth will likely decline 7.8% in 2019, followed by a further 0.7% decline in 2020. Meanwhile, Adelaide’s housing market will continue its stable run, with house values forecast to fall by a modest 0.5% in 2019 after a 1.9% gain in 2018."

"House values in Hobart are on track to grow by 4.1% in 2019 and a further 1% in 2020. Similarly, the Hobart apartment market will likely decelerate from 12.2% growth in 2018 to 2.7% in 2019, before a small 0.4% drop is forecast for 2020."

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