CoreLogic’s Pain and Gain Report is a quarterly analysis of residential properties which were resold over the quarter. It compares the most recent sale price to the previous sale price in order to determine whether the property sold at a gross profit or gross loss.

Across Australia, 89.8% of dwellings resold transacted for more than their previous purchase price over the June 2017 quarter. Houses were more likely to resell for a profit (92.1%) than units (87.5%).

The capital city housing markets continue to generally record a lower proportion of loss-making resales than regional areas of the country.

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Houses which sold at a loss over the June 2017 quarter had a median hold period of 6.4 years compared to a median of 9.4 years for those that had sold for a profit. For units, those sold at a loss had typically been held for 6.9 years and those sold for a profit had been held for 7.8 years.

Source:CoreLogic Pain & Gain June Quarter 2017