Brisbane house prices at record highs
News from 9 News Staff
The new year has delivered good news for south-east Queensland homeowners, with property prices rising across the region.
According to data from CoreLogic, housing values in Brisbane shrugged off coronavirus concerns to outperform both Sydney and Melbourne.
"Brisbane housing values rose by 1.1 per cent over the month of December," CoreLogic's Head of Research, Tim Lawless said.
"In fact, Brisbane housing markets are now at a record high in terms of housing value."
Brisbane's neighbours performed well too, with prices in Ipswich up 1.6 per cent or $5,600 last month.
And if you own a house in Logan, values increased by $4,000.
Slices of paradise on the Gold Coast are also worth more, with prices increasing by 1.6 per cent or $9,400.
With demand high and stock low, experts say now could be a good time for those thinking of selling to put up the for sale sign.
"We've still got very strong interstate demand and of course those low interest rates," Real Estate Institute of Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella told 9News.
If the impact of coronavirus in Queensland remains low, house prices are forecast to rise this year.