Navigating Perth’s Real Estate Landscape: A June Market Update

by | Jun 24, 2024 | Blog

As we enter the midway point of the year, it’s essential to take stock of the prevailing trends shaping Perth’s real estate market. In this June edition of our blog, we dive into the latest insights to help you stay informed and make well-informed decisions, whether you’re a tenant, homeowner, or investor.

Rental Market Dynamics

The rental market in Perth is showing signs of adjustment, with median rents holding steady for the second consecutive month.

This stability comes amidst a backdrop of increased supply and shifting tenant preferences towards more affordable housing options.

While properties in higher price brackets may take slightly longer to lease, there’s a noticeable trend towards moderation, providing tenants with more options and landlords with insights to adapt their strategies accordingly.

Sales Market Trends

On the sales front, property prices continue their upward trajectory, reflecting robust demand for established housing.  This market is being driven by local demand, overseas buyers & eastern states buyers.

In May, the median house price climbed to $650,000, underscoring the resilience of the market despite ongoing challenges.

However, constraints in the construction sector of supplies and tradesmen pose significant hurdles, limiting the availability of new homes and impacting the overall supply-demand dynamics.

Interestingly, the latest ABS Lending data shows the value of new lending rose for the second consecutive month, with buyers and particularly property investors ignoring the debate over when interest rates will be cut and jumping into the market now.

 

Market Dynamics Overview

 

Let’s delve deeper into some key metrics:

Listings for Rent: The inventory of rental properties has seen a notable increase, offering tenants a broader selection to choose from, this could reflect the lagging time to get properties rented that is now appearing in this sector.  Prospective tenants offering above-stated rents at viewings have slowed considerably as well – this, however, could be influenced by the new legislation that has just come in on how agents are able to market rental properties.

With 2,409 properties available for rent at the end of May, there’s greater flexibility in meeting diverse housing needs.

Median Leasing Times: Lease durations remain relatively stable, with homes typically being leased within a median of 16 days up from 9 days. This indicates a a slight slow down into a balanced market where properties are moving at a steady pace.

Listings for Sale: Active listings settled at 3,291 by the end of May, reflecting a slight decrease from the previous month. Despite this, homes continue to sell rapidly, highlighting the persistent demand in the market.

There is a shortage of listings coming to market, caused by the bottle neck that has been created by over demand.   Listing levels in the past has been between 14,000 – 17,000; levels that allowed a reasonable choice of properties to move into either for renting or upgrading or downgrading.

The retirement and aged care sector of the market is still showing strong demand due to the baby boomers strategically planning their future or no longer able to remain on their own in their homes – government assistance can only go so far to meet their personal needs.   It is this sector of the market that is currently providing many of the new listings.

The lower demographic areas are now showing more listings due to increasing cost of living and job insecurity causing financial hardship as well as lifestyle issues caused by stress.

Navigating the Real Estate Landscape

Staying abreast of market trends and dynamics is crucial for navigating the real estate landscape effectively. Whether you’re looking to rent, buy, or sell, having a clear understanding of the prevailing market conditions can empower you to make informed decisions that align with your goals.

At PWC Realty, our commitment to “Making dreams happen” drives us to provide personalized guidance and support every step of the way.  If you’re seeking expert advice or assistance with your real estate endeavors, don’t hesitate to reach out to Jo Lindo and our team. Together, let’s navigate the ever-evolving real estate landscape and turn your aspirations into reality.

Data provided by reiwa

 

Stay tuned for more updates and insights as we continue to monitor and analyze the trends shaping Perth’s real estate market.

Stay Informed. Stay Ahead. Stay Connected with PWC Realty.

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