Australian housing market records August surge of new property listings defying the 2022 slowdown

Australian real estate market surges with 9.4% spike in new listings. Spring selling season starts early as 2023 defies last year’s slowdown. Listings rose across Australia, led by Sydney and Melbourne.

The Australian property market saw new listings leap 9.4% in August, according to the latest Ray White listings report written by Ray White data analyst, William Clark.

This will be music to the ears of many property-buying hopefuls, particularly in view of July’s sauntering pace, but total listing figures are not as rosy. Recent CoreLogic data showed that while new listings rose across winter, total advertised supply levels are still well below last year, across the combined capitals.

Early start to the spring selling season

New listings tend to pick up around spring, while the winter months are typically slower.

However, with the solid uplift in new listings across August, experts have declared that the spring selling season has begun early.

New listings rose again last month

Source: Ray White.

Although new listings petered out in the latter half of 2022, current trends indicate that it will be improbable that 2023 will follow suit.

Indeed, all major cities recorded growth from July, signally how strong this trend was across Australia. Notably, Melbourne and Sydney reported a significant increase in new listings.

The Agency CEO Geoff Lucas told The Property Tribune that listings across the East Coast of Australia were up 22% on last year, with solid momentum in the previous seven days.

“This is in line with our sales growth which is also up 22% on last year and we anticipate that listings growth will continue in the coming months,” he said.

New listings movements for capital cities

Source: Ray White.

Listings in regional Australia followed the same pattern, having recorded the same surge in new listings.

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