RP Data weekly Australian house price update

By Leith van Onselen

In the week ended 16 April 2015, the Core Logic-RP Data 5-city daily dwelling price index, which covers the five major capital city markets, rose by 0.47% – the eighth consecutive weekly rise (see next chart).

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Values rose across all major capitals except Brisbane (see next chart).

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So far in April, home values have risen by 0.86% at the 5-city level, with all major capitals except Brisbane rising (see next chart).

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Since the beginning of the year, home values have risen strongly in Sydney and Melbourne, but have fallen across the other major capitals (see next chart).

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However, over the past 12 months, home values have risen by 7.93% at the 5-city level, with all capitals rising in value, but Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane barely increasing in real (inflation-adjusted) terms (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 continues to shoot the lights out, driving growth nationally, whereas Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide are going nowhere (see next chart).

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Values are now up 16.4% since the 2010 peak at the 5-city level, driven overwhelmingly by strong gains in Sydney, with Melbourne, Perth 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 25.7% since bottoming nationally in May 2012, with all capitals rebounding from their respective troughs (see next chart).

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