RP Data weekly Australian house price update

By Leith van Onselen

In the week ended 26 February 2015, the Core Logic-RP Data 5-city daily dwelling price index, which covers the five major capital city markets, rose by 0.22% (see next chart).

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Home prices rose in rose in all major capitals except Perth (see next chart).

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So far in February, home values nationally have risen by 0.33%, with values in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide rising and Brisbane and Perth falling (see next chart).

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Since the beginning of the year, home values have risen strongly in Sydney and Melbourne, are up slightly in Brisbane, and have fallen elsewhere (see next chart).

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However, over the past 12 months, home values have risen by 8.86% at the 5-city level, with all capitals rising in value (see next chart).

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The next chart plots the daily movements on a 14-day moving average, in order to smooth volatility. Sydney is looking downright bubbly, driving growth nationally (see next chart).

ScreenHunter_6241 Feb. 26 14.51

Values are now up 13.9% since the 2010 peak at the 5-city level, driven overwhelmingly by strong gains in Sydney, with Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide’s values also up, but Brisbane’s still in negative territory (see next chart).

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However, major capital home values have now gained 23.0% since bottoming nationally in May 2012, with all capitals rebounding from their respective troughs (see next chart).

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