Stockland see housing demand remaining elevated while prices moderate

There is still a significant under supply in the market, its chief executive Taran Gupta said

Stockland see housing demand remaining elevated while prices moderate
Stockland's Cloverton site. Image supplied

Stockland has a pipeline of 81,000 housing lots, the ASX listed company advised its shareholders this week.

It advised its pipeline was focussed on "under supplied markets across the eastern seaboard."

The pipeline has 33,600 lots in Queensland, including 16,400 at Aura, at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.

There are 25,800 lots in Victoria including 9,500 at Cloverton, at Kalkallo in Melbourne's north.

NSW has 7,300 lots including 2,400 at The Gables, at Box Hill in the Hills Shire.

WA has 14,800 lots including 2,600 at Sienna Wood, at semi-rural Hilbert south of Perth.

“Enquiries remain well above long run averages, with market supply unable to keep pace with strong demand," Stockland CEO, Communities, Andrew Whitson said.

Its half year net sales of 3,815 lots, was in line with sales volumes in 1H21 that had been elevated by State and Federal Government stimulus measures, such as HomeBuilder, that have subsequently been withdrawn, he noted.

Settlement volumes totalled 2,329 lots over the half (1H21: 3,101 lots), with the decline versus the previous corresponding period driven by project staging.

There is still a significant under supply in the market, its chief executive Taran Gupta said.

Gupta told Bloomberg that home prices already showed signs of moderating.

He said Stockland would be bring "smaller more affordable lots" into the sales cycle.

"But we still seeing demand continuing," he said as Stockland sold at the affordable end of the market.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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