House prices in Australia only dropped marginally in the last quarter, but the year-on-year picture is a little grimmer. The average decline in house prices between the last quarter of 2011 and the year before was 4.8 per cent, with Brisbane and Adelaide the worst-hit.
Picture by Paul Hassing
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that capital city house prices
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