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  • Perth sales activity on the rise


    Perth sales activity on the rise - reiwa.comTotal sales activity in the Perth metro area increased significantly during the month of February.

    REIWA President Hayden Groves said the market had enjoyed a healthy rebound following the Christmas and New Year dip.

    “ data shows sales activity in Perth lifted 16 per cent over the month and five per cent when compared to November 2015.

    “We’ve also seen that weekly sales over the last three weeks are higher than they were at the same time last year. While it’s too early to call this a trend it’s a good indicator that mobility in the market is beginning to improve,” Mr Groves said.

    At a sub-regional level, the Central sub-region had the strongest increase in sales activity over the month lifting a healthy 37 per cent, followed by the North West sub-region with a 24 per cent lift.

    “Baldivis in the South West sub-region and Canning Vale in the South East sub-region were the top selling suburbs in February, followed by Scarborough in the Central sub-region,” Mr Groves said.

    Perth’s median house price etched back 1.1 per cent in the three months to February, coming in at $529,000.


    Mr Groves said there had been a three per cent increase in listings stock in February which wasn’t surprising as vendors traditionally returned to the market at the start of the year.

    “This is a marginal increase given the time of year, but it’s significant to note that listings are now eight per cent lower than they were in November which suggests this could be the early stages of a correction in a market of prolonged higher than average stock levels,” Mr Groves said.

    Rental market

    Perth’s overall median rent price held firm at $400 per week in the three months to February 2016.

    In terms of houses and units, Mr Groves said the median price for both was unchanged over the month at $400 and $380 per week respectively, but each had dipped $10 per week when compared to November 2015.

    “While tenants are still in a good position to secure a competitively priced lease in Perth, it’s encouraging for investors that rent prices are appearing to steady in 2016,” Mr Groves said.

    Rental listings in the Perth metro area declined three per cent in February but remain above the long term average.

    For more information about Perth real estate, visit the Perth metro page.