Desire for housing in Australia continued to outpace listing volumes in April, according to the most recent data from REA Group.

The initially REA Insights Listings Report, a regular monthly report that analyses new and active listings on to present up-to-day information and facts on current market tendencies, was released right now.

“ is the premier real estate advertising portal in the country, and we get a exclusive perspective on what’s occurring with the sum of inventory outlined on the market,” REA Group’s Director of Financial Research Cameron Kusher advised Elite Agent about the freshly released report.

”The function of this report is effectively to start out telling that tale.”

A single of the important findings of the report was that new national listings fell by -6.9 for every cent in April when compared to March. 

But despite the decrease in new listings to the current market final month, the quantity was nevertheless higher than it was in February, and represented the 2nd-highest number of month to month new listings due to the fact October 2019. 

“Given the quantity of general public vacations and school holiday seasons, that was not really a surprise to see,” Mr Kusher stated.

“I believe it will be intriguing to see what occurs in May possibly for the reason that you really don’t have individuals seasonal variables.”

Mr Kusher reported in general, consumer need stays strong and continues to outpace source. 

“With need at heightened degrees, residual stock for sale carries on to be sold, lessening the active supply,” he reported. 

“Therefore, lively listing volumes go on to drift lower highlighting solid demand from customers. 

“This demonstrates that in spite of growing costs and some steam coming out of the sector, we are still seeing potent buyer activity.” 

Money towns lead the cost for new listings

During April, 64.6 per cent of new listings were being in money city parts. 

The number of new listings increased over the month in Sydney by 1 for every cent, and in Darwin by 9.3 for every cent, but declined in all other funds metropolitan areas. 

“The Sydney housing market is certainly genuinely powerful – it is a major city with lots of demand from customers, and prices are really large,” Mr Kusher stated.

“It’s possibly just a case that vendors were being even now keen to set their qualities on the market place irrespective of it’s possible a number of less potential buyers being close to.

“And the Darwin housing market’s definitely been doldrums for the most effective aspect of a 10 years, but it is now carrying out fairly strongly.

“We’re chatting reduced figures of real listings in Darwin, but I believe, once more, it’s just people expressing ‘let’s get our residence mentioned though there are a lot of people today seeking to buy’, and not stressing also significantly about community holiday seasons or college holiday seasons.”

New listings also fell in excess of the month in all non-capital town marketplaces.

The range of monthly new listings in April 2021 ended up 98.1 for each cent larger than a yr in the past, with will increase of 114 for each cent in money metropolis markets and 74.5 for every cent in regional marketplaces.

On the other hand, Mr Kusher pointed out that the figures from a calendar year in the past mirror the countrywide lockdown period. 

Energetic listings – the total source of qualities for sale in the documented thirty day period – consist of all listings for sale through that month, irrespective of the day they first appeared on

Energetic listings in April were at historic low ranges in Hobart and in all regional marketplaces except for regional NT, highlighting the sturdy consumer desire for home in these locations. 

Mr Kusher reported the report recommended values would carry on to enhance throughout the state in the brief-phrase.

“I anticipate residence prices will carry on to increase, even so, with a better balance amongst demand and source it is acceptable to anticipate that the amount of selling price progress will gradual around the coming months,” he reported.