Throughout Spring, the number of properties advertised for sale typically climbs as vendors look to take advantage of the warmer climate and improved weather. This year, as housing market conditions transition, stock levels remain tight across the strongest markets but are rising in areas where housing market conditions are softening.
We take a look at housing affordability over the June 2017 quarter. For the purposes of this analysis we have just focussed on two metrics, the dwelling price to household income ratio and the proportion of household income required to service an 80% LVR mortgage.
By pairing annual settled sales data with dwelling counts over time the data shows the proportion of total housing stock turning-over on an annual basis. Despite a surging population and record high levels of new construction, a lower proportion of housing stock is selling.
Building activity data for the June 2017 quarter was published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The data contains additional insight to the housing construction sector, tracking quarterly dwelling commencements, completions and counts of dwellings under construction.
Each quarter the Reserve Bank (RBA) publishes household finances data which look at the ratio of household debts and assets to disposable income. The latest data shows households are becoming more indebted at the same time as the value of their assets are increasing.
The Household Income and Wealth Survey has determined those households that are over-indebted and those that are not. The results are not necessarily what you’d expect with higher income households more likely to be over-indebted than lower income ones.
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