The worst is yet to come because of the weakening of the real estate markets of Sydney and Melbourne, with new data providing for closer lending and the elimination of negative exchange rates will further drag prices.
Despite these forecasts, realestate.com.au's real estate figures present a more positive outlook for the nascent market than has been expected elsewhere, well below the minimum of the last 30 years.
The numbers show that conditions throughout Australia are very variable.
The median house from year to year the fall in prices in Sydney fell by 5.9% and 1
Adelaide has increased by 1.1% but its high rate of views per list – 1257 – reflects a strong demand market.
Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said stricter lending standards and negative sentiment were blamed on lower house prices, but he expected the low unemployment rate to pull out
Prices fall when people lose their jobs and are forced to sell their homes – as they did during the global financial crisis, he said.
"We do not see the big jumps in the typical insertions of a price collapse," Conisbee told news.com.au. "We certainly will not see a price collapse of 30 years."
"The economic conditions of Australia are actually OK and should provide a buffer as prices fall."
Conisbee says that the impact of negative gearing is abolished by a probable Labor government that is different from which part of politics is building economic modeling.
But it is certain that it will weigh on the market in one way or another.
"If you take it off and you have less people investing in real estate, then, they will lead to a blow on prices," he says.
"New property investors rely on it, and ultimately new property investors are what will control the rental housing offer."  Because financial institutions have been screened during the royal commission, banks applied stricter loan standards.
But the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA), which restarted the ceiling on interest-rate loans only in December, was the first sign that it becomes easier on the wharf, Mrs. Conisbee said.
"One of the biggest drivers of these price falls is the fact that banks have really started to reduce the amount they would lend," he said.
"If nothing else, the sign of APRA thinks that the risks are over and that the royal commission has not had a huge concentration on real estate loans and risky loans.
SYDNEY  Although Sydney retains the tallest suburbs – with an average price of $ 955,000 – many are falling higher than in any other part of Australia, with mid-range suburbs suffering the most expensive and expensive suburbs.  Manly and Paddington are now among the highest points of view in the NSW and also record moderate price growth  Prices have fallen by 6.7% in Sydney from the peak and there is the potential for a further decline of 5% in the first half of the year
Melbourne's performance is certainly much stronger than Sydney and while it was hit by the same restrictions of nationality, the Victorian capital seems to be supported by the employment growth One.
It will take some time to get a clear reading of what is happening with the work, but the demand of tenants in the city suggests that jobs are created and people are continuing to move to Melbourne.
The West recorded the strongest growth, with an increase of 1.8% on an annual basis.
Despite the overall softening of Melbourne, Victoria Regional is exploding with Ballarat, Geelong and LaTrobe-Gippsland which are achieving good results.
The inner city of Brisbane is challenging the country's crisis with prices up 2.2% while some Gold Coast suburbs are doing particularly well – Main Beach has grown by almost 30% year on year and Currumbin is up 13%.
Large volumes of research activity on realestate.com.au from Sydney suggest that these price increases could be partly caused by Sydney's money.
Canberra is currently the second strongest market in Austr and will benefit from a change of prime minister as Labor governments tend to hire more staff.
There will also be a high need for counselors in the early stages of the transition.
With a 1.35% rise in prices over the last 12 months, these flat conditions are unlikely to become negative in the first half of 2019.
Adelaide counteracts the trend towards decline with the middle of the city reaching the highest level recorded while no region has registered a decline.  Adelaide's premium suburbs grew up with Medindie becoming the city's first $ 2 million median suburb, but also some of the cheaper suburbs.
Gawler West has risen by 35% compared to 2018, reaching a peak of just over $ 300,000, while one of the city's most economic suburbs, Elizabeth, has increased by 7%.
Two of Australia's most sought-after suburbs are located in Hobart – Battery Point and South Hobart – and Carlton is quickly moving into the most popular list.  The fastest suburb of 2017, Margate, has grown by more than 18% in 2018, twice that of Hobart, which suggests that Carlton will overtake the market.
The city registered its first $ 1 million suburb with Battery Point hitting $ 1.34 million.
Hobart's price growth is expected to continue this year
The stop-start nature of the Perth recovery seems to have stopped or dwindled, but the suburbs inside the city continue to perform strongly.
Peppermint Grove, one of Australia's most expensive suburbs is still recording increases and West Perth has increased by almost 27%
The most sought-after suburbs continue to show a mixture of beaches (Cottesloe and City Beach) and western interior suburbs (Shenton Park).
Like Perth, any recovery in Darwin is in stop-start and has been completely derailed by the royal commission; any improvement in financing will be positive for this market.
As prices continue to fall, premium ownership is holding up.
Fannie Bay is Darwin's most expensive suburb and continues to record very high views for double-digit price and quotation growth
Parap, a slightly cheaper suburb of Fannie Bay, has increased by 7%.