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Which Australian house to buy?

This is the fifth article in a series examining what you need to know about house prices and the Australian housing market.

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What’s the latest on the housing market?

As of October 2017, house prices were up 13.5 per cent compared to a year earlier, according to data from CoreLogic, a global property and property investment data provider.

It said the average price per square metre in Sydney rose by $7.23, with Melbourne and Canberra the biggest winners.

The average price for a home in Brisbane fell 2.3 per cent to $1.87 million, while in Perth the average rose 2.7 per cent.

The Sydney house price index is up by more than 6 per cent over the past year, the report said, while the Sydney median price has gone up by $3,500.

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