Buying a typical house will now cost you almost 30% more than buying the typical unit.
CoreLogic has reported that, at the end of February, Australia's median house price was 29.8% higher than its median unit price – a record gap.
To put it in dollar terms, median prices are $791,400 for houses and $609,800 for units, which means the gap is almost $182,000.
That gap has significantly widened in the past two years:
On the other hand, it’s also possible the gap will narrow, because with houses looking relatively dear and units relatively cheap, demand might shift from the former to the latter.
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