Rose Bay

Easter Shore suburb Rose Bay was among the many tightest property markets in Australia final 12 months, per an Aussie Dwelling Loans report. Image: EDDIE SAFARIK

IT was virtually not possible to purchase a house in Rose Bay final 12 months, a nationwide report has revealed.

Analysis by Aussie Dwelling Loans exhibits only one.8 per cent of this Japanese Shore suburb’s housing inventory hit the market in 2020.

That proportion landed Rose Bay within the High 15 tightest markets nationwide — good situations for a vendor to cash-in on the distinctive stage of demand in discovered all through the Larger Hobart market however tough for home hunters to safe a house.

Aussie’s Consumers’ Alternative Report discovered Hobart’s tightest markets had been usually inside 7km of the CBD in suburbs like Moonah, Mount Nelson and South Hobart, alongside Gagebrook, with between 2.8 per cent and three per cent of housing inventory hitting the market final 12 months.

Aussie Home Loans CEO James Symond

The variety of properties on the market in Hobart has by no means been decrease, says Aussie chief government James Symond.

The had been extra alternatives for consumers — although nonetheless comparatively few — to search out properties in Hobart’s outer fringe areas like Oakdowns, Carlton and Sorell the place the share of inventory in the marketplace ranged from 6.3 per cent to six.9 per cent.

Halfway Level and Richmond rounded out the perfect shopping for areas with 5.8 per cent and 6 per cent inventory on market figures.

Nationally, 5.3 per cent of residential properties had been marketed on the market final 12 months. This was down from 6 per cent in 2019.

Aussie put Hobart’s median home value at $551,462, a 7.7 per cent rise from 2019 to 2020 whereas models had been regular at $417,724.

In the meantime, Hobart reached a brand new low in December with solely 735 properties marketed on the market, the report discovered. This was 23.6 per cent decrease than December 2019.

Aussie chief government James Symond mentioned the variety of properties marketed on the market in Hobart was at “an all time low”.

Sold On

Lower than 2% of Rose Bay’s housing inventory was listed on the market in 2020.

“It’s a unprecedented market in the mean time,” he mentioned. “Solely 4.3 per cent of the town’s housing inventory was listed on the market final 12 months, which makes it as tight a market as anyplace within the nation; if not the tightest.

“Customers have to do their homework to ensure they’re shopping for nicely, shopping for proper and pondering long-term.

“It’s very important to do your analysis and work out what compromisers you’re prepared to make, corresponding to, would I be pleased transferring a couple of kilometres additional out?

“Recognise your monetary state of affairs and search a pre-approval from a lender or a mortgage dealer so you’ll be able to go to market armed with and understanding of what you’ll be able to afford to purchase.”

Actual Property Institute of Tasmania president Mandy Welling mentioned the boldness within the Tasmanian actual property market and the scarcity of inventory come collectively to create “the proper storm”.

“With the variety of properties listed considerably decrease from 12 months to 12 months, this may solely improve the value progress and low days on market figures that we’ve got witnessed over the previous 12 months,” she mentioned.

“As long as confidence stays excessive, rates of interest traditionally low and inventory ranges low, this can be our “new regular” for a while but.”

Mrs Welling mentioned demand out there had seen a “magnificent shift” towards regional areas.

“These areas are extremely wanted by first homebuyers, and land gross sales are rising,” she mentioned.

“Affordability, stage of companies and worth for cash are the principle drivers on this market.”

Aussie’s information excluded suburbs with fewer than 500 dwellings.


Suburb, proportion of inventory listed on the market in 2020, variety of listings 2020 & 2019, median worth


Oakdowns 6.9%, 8, 8, $437,190

Carlton 6.3%, 7, 11, $418,821

Sorell 6.3% 12, 24, $436,171

Halfway Level 6%, 19, 15, $431,132

Richmond 5.8%, 8, 7, $506,624


Rose Bay 1.8%, 1, 1, $631,095

Gagebrook 2.8%, 3, 4, $352,297

Moonah 2.9%, 10, 17, 4473,838

Mount Nelson 2.9%, 3, 7, $700,468

South Hobart 3%, 16, 15, $670,870

Supply: Aussie


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