Strong metropolitan price growth has been matched by a record-breaking regional performance, new data reveals.
Melbourne’s median house price reached $669,000 at the end of 2014, according to the Real Estate Institute of Victoria. That represented growth of 11.7 per cent on the previous year.
Houses in the inner ring rose 11.7 per cent to $1.1 million, houses in the middle ring rose 13.2 per cent to $759,000 and houses in the outer ring rose 8.9 per cent to $505,000.
The median price of Melbourne units increased 5.7 per cent to $512,000.
The inner ring climbed 4.0 per cent to $541,000, the middle ring climbed 7.2 per cent to $557,000 and the outer ring climbed 7.4 per cent to $406,000.
Property prices in regional Victoria also grew faster than the annual inflation rate of 1.7 per cent.
Regional houses jumped 5.8 per cent to a record-high $344,000, while regional apartments grew 3.0 per cent to $257,000.
Meanwhile, the data also revealed that auctions were overall a better bet than private sales in 2014.
Auction prices for houses rose 7.0 per cent to $827,000, while auction prices for units rose 5.1 per cent to $580,000.
Private sale prices for houses grew 7.3 per cent to $525,000, while private sale prices for units grew 0.9 per cent to $448,000.