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Sydney property market leads capitals lower

By Chris Wilkins


Chris Wilkins, agent with Ray White Drummoyne, told SCHWARTZWILLIAMS he expects prices to fall up to another 5 per cent this year.

Sydney property prices eased 0.9 per cent in January, and are now down 3.1 per cent from their July 2017 peak according to CoreLogic number released today.

The falls come after Sydney prices climbed 75 per cent between February 2012 and last year’s peak.

In January, softer prices were experienced across every capital-city except Brisbane, which was flat, and Hobart, which saw gains of 1.0 per cent for the month.

Source: CoreLogic.

“The end of last year was very hard” in the Sydney market, Chris Wilkins, agent with Ray White Drummoyne, told SCHWARTZWILLIAMS.

Wilkins attributed the weaker prices to the banks’ tighter lending practices, more supply, and fewer buyers.

Wilkins said prices could fall another 5 per cent this year. “I expect more of the same,” he said.

But a market correction is “a good thing”, said Wilkins. It will lure buyers who felt they didn’t have a chance when prices were strong to come back into the market, he said.

Darwin recorded the nation’s highest yields. Though rents have fallen, prices are weaker.

Source: CoreLogic.

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