Perth fared the worst, with the median dwelling price falling 3.7 per cent to $510,000, according to CoreLogic RP Data. That compared to a gain of 2.1 per cent in 2014.
Darwin’s median price decreased 3.6 per cent to $520,000 in 2015, after increasing 1.6 per cent in 2014.
In Hobart, the median dwelling price dropped 0.7 per cent to $350,000, after climbing 3.5 per cent in 2014.
Adelaide also went backwards in 2015, with the median price slipping 0.1 per cent to $420,000. That followed a 4.3 per cent rise in 2014.
Sydney recorded the strongest growth in 2015, with the median dwelling price jumping 11.5 per cent to $800,000. However, that was down on the 12.4 per cent growth posted in 2014.
In Melbourne, the median price rose 11.2 per cent to $610,000, compared to capital gains of 7.6 per cent in 2014.
Canberra’s median price increased 4.1 per cent to $585,000, bouncing back from a 0.6 per cent decline in 2014.
Brisbane had another positive year: the median price climbed 4.1 per cent to $475,000, following 4.8 per cent growth in 2014.
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