Melbourne housing boom: Prices set to skyrocket up to $55,000, 6 per cent, in Financial Year 2025!

by | Jul 1, 2024 | property

Dear Fellow Property Investor,

Melbourne homeowners are set for an up to $55,000 windfall that could usher in record house prices in the next year.

New PropTrack estimates have tipped the city for 3 per cent to 6 per cent home value growth, the biggest uplift in the past two years after multiple interest rate hikes since May 2022 put the Victorian capital’s housing market in the doldrums.

For Melbourne’s $921,000 median house price, the growth would mean a $27,630-$55,260 surge.

It would also add $18,500-$37,020 to the city’s $617,000 typical unit.

At the upper end of the forecast, the city’s home values would rise more than seven times the 0.8 per cent uptick they recorded this financial year.

PropTrack economic research director Cameron Kusher said Melbourne buyers have had more choice in stock than other states and the city was becoming more attractive to buyers due to its affordability.

“It’s the first time Brisbane is back in line with Melbourne in terms of affordability and the gap (of affordability) between Sydney and Melbourne, it’s one of the largest on record,” Mr Kusher said. “Although Victoria is still seeing a slightly greater loss of people to other states than it is gaining, housing affordability will drive people to want to come to Victoria.

“If you want to build your career you want to be in Sydney or Melbourne.”

Despite the scope for price rises, Mr Kusher said with the new financial year looming there were positive signs for buyers ahead.

“With the tax cuts coming next week we will see buyers borrowing capacity increase and then provided that we have interest rate cuts as well at some point, Melbourne will start looking more affordable and attractive,” he said.

“The state government in Victoria is still seeing investors selling out of the market which is creating space for first home buyers.

“It’s getting more expensive to rent and there is a lot of stock on the market.”

Ray White Craigieburn auctioneer and sales consultant Trish Orrico said 50 per cent of her sales lately had been landlords selling up due to tax hikes for investors, with first home buyers snapping up the residences.

“While these projected figures are positive, we shouldn’t be making assumptions on the property market, we don’t have a crystal ball,” Ms Orrico said.

“The market is the market we are guided by things that are happening within the economy now.”

The analysis from PropTrack revealed national home prices are expected to rise by up to 5 per cent in the new financial year in line with slowing price growth forecast for several capital cities, though more substantial price growth is still possible in Sydney as well as Melbourne.

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