REIA Acting President, Ms Pamela Bennett said, “House and other dwelling median prices increased by 1.2% to $541,188 and 0.5% $430,230 respectively. These are the largest increases recorded since the September quarter of 2010.”
These guys are data sellers, so their public releases are pretty paltry. Too paltry to analyze what's going on.
June Quarter 2011 Release
June Quarter 2010 Release
I'm going to guess this is the market mix shifting, at least partially. The ABS data on price declines have been relentless.
The ABC today sees the market mix shifting prices too, but in the other direction. New real estate record will spook investors
He says strong interest from first home buyers is skewing the average price downwards."Cheaper" is an evil word here. I would propose "somewhat less financially debilitating".
"Of course they buy a cheaper property... we are seeing increased sales activity under the $450,000 price range and so what that says is people buying cheaper property also pulls the median house price down."
There is a new real estate record which may spook potential investors to hear - experts say Perth's median house price is certain to drop for the sixth consecutive quarter.That's a 7.5% decline from peak.
It has fallen a further two per cent, predicted to take the median property price in the metropolitan area to $467,000 by the end of the year, down from a peak of $505,000 in March 2010.