Master Builders Association
'Residential Update'

This Weeks Episode of Home in WA




(08) 9476 9800

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35 Havelock Street
West Perth WA 6005

This Weeks Episode of Home in WA





Interest rates were cut in early September and with talk of more rate cuts on the way, there is a lot of discussion about the impact that this will have on the residential property market.  Gavan Forster from the Master Builders Association had this to say.
“Over the long term, we are positive about the outlook for residential property.
The number of dwellings being completed each year in WA continues to lag behind forecasted long term demand for housing.
At some stage, the number of dwellings completed will have to increase to meet demand for accommodation.  So we see fundamental strength in the WA property market over the medium to long term.”

“In the short term we expect the property market indicators to reflect current softness in the market.   The number of land sales has fallen to the lowest level since before the introduction of the GST.  The median house price has also fallen, but this has just given back some of the increases in the boom over the last two years in WA.   But this could all change with a change in the interest rate cycle that could see buyers return to the market.”

As always, the Master Builders Association keeps abreast of changes to the Residential property market and continues to work closely with the Government and Industry sectors to ensure that our building industry remains viable and vibrant.
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