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Sunnier property market outlook across Australia as vendor discounting peaked in mid-2011: APM

By David Gordon

Vendors no longer have to offer as deep discounts as last year to secure sales of their properties, new data released by Australian Property Monitors reveals.

The amount of discounting required peaked in winter and/or spring in mid- to late 2011, according to APM, with the most discounting required between June and November last year in all capitals.

In Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin and Hobart discounting has reached its lowest level in a year in early 2012, according to APM researcher Clinton McNabb. However, there has been a slight rise in required discounting in all but two capitals – Melbourne and Canberra.

Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra vendors now offer less of a discount than they did in mid-2011, but more of a price reduction than in April last year.

Brisbane vendors have consistently had to offer the deepest discounts to secure sales, except for in July last year, when Perth vendors offered discounts of 10.4%, compared with Brisbane’s 10.3%.

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