Consistent with RP Data and Rismark's forecasts, Australia's housing correction appears to be slowing. In September, capital city home values had their best result in 7 months (down just -0.2 per cent seasonally-adjusted and raw) while regional house values rose +0.1 per cent (s.a.). Including rents, total returns are +0.7 per cent over the first nine months of 2011 and +0.9 per cent over the 12 m...onths to end September.

RP Data's research director, Tim Lawless, said, "In the month of September there were wide divergences in the performance of the individual cities. In contrast to recent index results, seasonally-adjusted dwelling values actually rose in Brisbane (+0.4 per cent) and Adelaide (+0.5 per cent). They were flat in Darwin (0.0 per cent) and down just slightly in Perth (-0.1 per cent)."