A reminder that although capital city dwelling values have largely increased over the past 20 years, they are not immune from potential declines.

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When we think about the housing market we tend to focus on when values rise but in the recent past values have fallen in each capital city; this week we look at the magnitude and duration of these falls in the past.

Throughout the past 20 years it has been much more common for combined capital city dwelling values to have been increasing than falling.

Although value rises have been more common, it doesn’t mean that the housing market is bulletproof and in some instances values have fallen quite dramatically and rapidly.

Typically the Reserve Bank (RBA) or the Government have adjusted fiscal and/or monetary policy to support the housing market and arrest the value falls.

Across the combined capital cities, dwelling values have increased by 346.4% over the 20 years to April 2017.

In the two periods in which values have fallen, capital city dwelling values fell by -6.1%…

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