The latest REIQ Queensland Market Monitor reporting on June quarter, 2017 median price moves has revealed that Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast are Queensland’s relentless powerhouse markets driving solid, sustainable capital growth for property owners.
The Brisbane median house price grew 3.6 per cent in the 12 months to June, to reach a new high of $655,000, which demonstrates that affordability and amenity deliver consistent growth. The Gold Coast grew a whopping 6.8 per cent over the 12 months to June, reaching an annual median house price of $595,000. The Sunshine Coast grew 6.2 per cent over the year to June, to a median house price of $550,000.
REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said Queensland’s southeast corner once again stood out as the ideal housing market, delivering steady, sustainable growth. “There is no denying the consistency of Greater Brisbane’s yearly median house price growth – we have grown steadily for about four years – which is proof that affordability combined with jobs and lifestyle are the recipe for a pretty close to perfect house market,” she said.
Capital city data, which looks at house prices to 31 May 2017, also clearly supports the case that Greater Brisbane is an unbeatable house market, when compared with Greater Melbourne and Greater Sydney. “Looking at Greater Brisbane compared with Greater Melbourne and Greater Sydney our median house price has grown 4 per cent to Melbourne’s 9 per cent and Sydney’s 6 per cent (for 12 months to 31 May) but as those markets start to cool people are naturally growing concerned about a potential correction. “However, throughout the southeast corner, our growth is based on an improving value proposition, which means it is reliable, sustainable capital growth” she said.
The number of million-dollar suburbs held steady at 14 suburbs, with Auchenflower joining the club and replacing Paddington, which fell out of the club with a median of $994,050:
Fig Tree Pocket ($1,028,000)
Highgate Hill ($1,141,119)
New Farm ($1,600,000)
St Lucia ($1,255,000)
West End ($1,100,000)
According to Corelogic, more than half (almost 56 per cent) of Sydney suburbs have a median house price of $1 million or more. By comparison, just 5.9 per cent of Brisbane suburbs have a median house price in excess of $1 million. Teneriffe remains Brisbane’s only $2 million suburb.