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Property expert forecasts ‘double-digit’ growth for Aussie house prices in 2021

PHOTO: Property experts are forecasting 2021 to be a boon year for Australian house prices as the market surges through a temporary “pause” created by COVID-19. (AAP)

Property experts are forecasting 2021 to be a boon year for Australian house prices as the market surges through a temporary “pause” created by COVID-19.
New analysis by Propertyology’s head of research Simon Pressley predicts that five out of eight Australian capital cities will produce double-digit house price growth in the coming 12 months.
What’s more, Mr Pressley believes that next year heralds “the best set” of real estate conditions seen in almost 20 years.
“All things being equal, Australia has just commenced an era of accelerated rates of home ownership and wealth creation, in a manner not seen since the five years ending 2005,” Mr Pressley said.
Among these conditions, Mr Pressley explains, are record-low interest rates, improved availability of credit and low housing supply.
He said much of the negative impacts of COVID-19, including predictions of sudden property price shock, will be washed away in 2021 as potential buyers who have hoarded deposits through the worst of the pandemic prepare to spend.
Propertyology analysis shows a lower level of housing supply. (Propertology)
Mr Pressley said forecasts based off low population growth – due to international borders being shut – do not produce accurate estimates of future property price performance.
“To be completely frank, banks and economists have never had an intimate understanding of the mechanics of property markets. They proved that again with enormous doomsday forecasts when the germ arrived on Australian shores,” Mr Pressley said.

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