Nearly one in three homes sold in the September quarter went for more than twice their purchase price, but nearly one in 11 were sold for less than they cost to buy.

Regional areas in Western Australia and Queensland had the highest proportion of loss-making sales, reflective of an underperformance of coastal markets, the latest CoreLogic RP Data Pain and Gain report found. Home units in lifestyle markets generally fared worst. “Recent data highlights the growing weakness in markets linked to the…