A slowdown in house price growth has put pay to talk of an overheated market and could open the way for a further fall in interest rates, a survey suggests.

House prices rose 1.2 per cent in the September quarter and by 9.4 per cent for the year, the Domain Group’s latest survey found. But while national median house prices were up, the quarterly growth rate was the lowest since March 2013. Sydney was a stand-out performer, with median prices…