Stamp duty dampening housing affordability

Comes as total property listings continue their long-term decline

More listings come onto the residential market

Asking prices are also up, especially in Sydney, according to SQM

Rise in vacancy rates “abnormal” for March: SQM

The national vacancy ticked upward to 2.1%, up from 2.0%

Bad news for Melbourne landlords: SQM

Melbourne’s rental market remains weighed down by underwhelming demand

Rental vacancy rates fall to pre-COVID levels in January: SQM

Vacancy rates fell in all capital cities with the exception of Hobart

Property listings decline in January: SQM

All capital cities – except Perth – saw a decline in the available properties for sale

National rental vacancy rate finished 2020 lower: SQM Research

During 2020, Sydney and Melbourne rental prices fell, but rose everywhere else as vacancies fell.