Supply and demand – more questions than answers
RP Data / Corelogic have recently published some observations that challenge the grey cells.
In particular, the comparison between units and houses in every capital city can generate a lot of questions relating to supply and demand.
Some of the more interesting questions that can be seen in this table below are:
1. Sydney units now have a higher median price than Melbourne houses. Does this reflect a general under supply of dwellings in Sydney or is Melbourne ready for a capital growth period?
2. Does the gap between houses and units in Canberra of 44% point to an oversupply of units or an under supply of houses?
3. The capital with the smallest % gap between houses and units is Perth. Does this reflect an oversupply of houses or an under supply of units?
4. Does Hobart’s large % gap between houses and units reflect a low demand for units?
5. Could the small gap between houses and units in both Brisbane & Adelaide reflect a large supply of land for houses?
All of the above questions can only be answered confidently with solid research.
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