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Brisbane Real Estate in 2019

Thursday December 13, 2018 ● By Emma Atkin // Place Bulimba


The Brisbane real estate market has grown from strength to strength in recent years, showing no signs of slowing down.

With 2019 just around the corner, the city’s median house price has hit an all-time high, and prices are forecast to continue growing faster than any capital city over the next two years.  

According to Domain Group’s Property Price Forecasts report, house prices in Brisbane could increase by 4% in 2019, and then by a further 5% in 2020. 

Meanwhile, the latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor revealed that the city’s median house price grew by 2.3% in 2018, reaching a record breaking figure of $675,000. 

Combined with house price growth of almost 30% over the past five years, these factors have enabled Brisbane to secure its place as one of Australia’s most stable capital city markets. 

REIQ Chief Executive, Antonia Mercorella told The Urban Developer that the Queensland economy was proving to be a solid performer, with new jobs bringing population growth and demand for housing.  

Brisbane’s planned infrastructure developments, low unemployment levels, interstate migration and diverse economic activity have supported its housing market and overall stability.  

Shane Hicks of Place Bulimba shares his insights.   

“Recently, up to 50% of enquiries my team receive come from interstate. Most are from Sydney and Melbourne, but there’s certainly some from Adelaide and Perth. This influx of interstate buyers is showing no sign of slowing, and already we have appointments with these buyers in January.” 

15 Brisbane suburbs have median house prices well over $1 million, with the inner-east Brisbane suburbs of Bulimba and Hawthorne consistently topping this list. Other inner-east suburbs performing well include Camp Hill, with a median of $925,000 and Norman Park, with a median of $1,035,000 

If you’re interested in learning more about what 2019 has in store for the inner-east Brisbane real estate market, get in touch with one of our agents today.


The Urban Developer

Domain Group

Real Estate Institute of Queensland