Homeowners enjoyed another good year in 2014, with home prices rising on average almost $11,000 across the eight capital cities.

In 2014, residential property prices rose 6.8 per cent, which was a little weaker than the 10 per cent rise in 2013 but still stronger than the three per cent rise in 2012, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed on Tuesday. Sydney was again the standout performer with…