first_imgNational property listings rose in March, according to SQM Research.THERE has been a surge in properties hitting the market in Brisbane, as homeowners head for the exit in a bit to take profits.The number of homes for sale in Brisbane rose 6.9 per cent to 31,619 in March, according to the latest figures from SQM Research. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE New houses under construction for sale in a suburb in Melbourne.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThat’s more than the national average, with residential listings increasing 6.3 per cent last month.But Sydney was the standout, with listings jumping 11.8 per cent from February to be up a whopping 23 per cent compared to a year ago as home sellers try to escape the city’s housing slowdown.SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher attributed the rise to homeowners taking advantage of price gains in recent years to sell their properties before any correction in the property market hurts the value of their homes. COUPLE’S $43K-A-MONTH REAL ESTATE COUP 1920S WATERFRONT QUEENSLANDER HITS MARKET MORTGAGE RELIEF AS RATES STAY ON HOLD SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher.“We also had a longer month in March compared to February, so we have seen a jump in property listings,” Mr Christopher said.Asking prices for houses in Brisbane also increased, with vendors now wanting $616,600 for a house — 0.5 per cent more than they did a month ago.But asking prices for units in the city fell 0.2 per cent to $379,800.last_img read more