Down, down, prices are down in Sydney


Nick Bendel

Nick Bendel

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Property prices in Sydney have now gone backwards for two consecutive months, new data has revealed.

Sydney’s median price fell 0.5 per cent in October, to $905,917, according to CoreLogic (see table below). That comes after the city experienced a drop of 0.1 per cent in September.

The median price also declined 0.6 per cent over the quarter. In annual terms, growth slowed to 7.7 per cent, down from 18.9 per cent at the end of March.

While Sydney continued falling, Hobart continued rising. For the second consecutive month, Hobart led Australia in monthly, quarterly and annual price growth.

Meanwhile, the slump in Perth and Darwin shows no sign of ending, with both cities posting negative growth over the quarter and year.

CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said: “Seeing Sydney listed alongside Perth and Darwin, where dwelling values have been falling since 2014, is a significant turn of events.”

Region Median price Monthly change Quarterly change Annual change
Sydney $905,917 -0.5% -0.6% 7.7%
Melbourne $710,420 0.5% 1.9% 11.0%
Brisbane $490,525 0.2% 0.6% 2.7%
Adelaide $430,303 0.0% 0.1% 4.6%
Perth $462,624 0.0% -0.7% -2.5%
Hobart $396,393 0.9% 3.3% 12.7%
Darwin $437,910 -1.6% -4.4% -5.7%
Canberra $582,882 -0.1% 1.1% 6.4%
All capitals $650,930 0.0% 0.4% 7.0%
All regions $350,919 0.0% -0.1% 4.9%
Australia $543,251 0.0% 0.3% 6.6%
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