Economic Trends

Quarterly Housing & Economic Review - December 2016 release

by Tim Lawless 12 Dec 2016

Quarterly Housing & Economic Review - December 2016 release

Across the individual capital cities, the market performance has been quite diverse.

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The lowdown on the mining town slowdown

by Cameron Kusher 07 Nov 2016

The lowdown on the mining town slowdown

As commodity prices and mining investment has sunk, demand for housing in mining areas has also slowed. This week we take a look at the performance of some of the major mining towns.

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Cash rate unchanged

by Tim Lawless 01 Nov 2016

Cash rate unchanged

Tim Lawless comments on today's RBA interest rate decision.

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RBA announces cash rate decision

by Tim Lawless 04 Oct 2016

RBA announces cash rate decision

Tim Lawless comments on today's RBA cash rate decision

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Rates steady

by Tim Lawless 06 Sep 2016

Rates steady

Tim Lawless comments on today's RBA decision.

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CoreLogic Quarterly Review

by Cameron Kusher 29 Aug 2016

CoreLogic Quarterly Review

The CoreLogic Quarterly Review comprises a thorough breakdown of the activity across each of the capital cities over the quarter to July 2016 and also dives into the economic factors that contribute to the overall performance of the market.

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Tim Lawless comments on today's RBA decision

by Tim Lawless 02 Aug 2016

Tim Lawless comments on today's RBA decision

Today at its monthly meeting, the RBA Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.50 per cent, effective 3 August 2016

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How low will investor housing credit growth go?

by Cameron Kusher 10 Jul 2016

How low will investor housing credit growth go?

Private sector financial aggregates data shows that investor housing credit growth is continuing to slow, how low will it go with most lenders now well below the 10% pa limit providing scope to increase lending to this market segment.

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RBA Board to leave cash rate unchanged

by Tim Lawless 05 Jul 2016

RBA Board to leave cash rate unchanged

At its July meeting today, the RBA Board has decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent. Here’s what our head of research Tim Lawless had to say about the RBA decision:

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Sydney market rebound catalyst for jump in May dwelling values

by Tim Lawless 01 Jun 2016

Sydney market rebound catalyst for jump in May dwelling values

The CoreLogic May Home Value Index reported a 1.6% rise in capital city dwelling values over the month, taking values 5.0% higher over the calendar year to date.

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Melbourne leads population growth

by Cameron Kusher 11 Apr 2016

Melbourne leads population growth

Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its annual regional population growth figures for the 2014-15 financial year. As far as capital city regions go the data showed that population growth in Melbourne is booming.

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Tim Lawless comments on RBA's interest rate annoucement

by Tim Lawless 05 Apr 2016

Tim Lawless comments on RBA's interest rate annoucement

Tim Lawless comments on the RBA's interest rate announcement

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Household and housing debt reach new record highs

by Cameron Kusher 05 Apr 2016

Household and housing debt reach new record highs

Each quarter the Reserve Bank (RBA) releases its selected ratios of household finances. The latest data for December 2015 shows the ratio of household and housing debt to disposable income has continued to climb.

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Will investor housing demand pick-up again?

by Cameron Kusher 07 Mar 2016

Will investor housing demand pick-up again?

Housing credit data released earlier this week from the Reserve Bank (RBA) showed a further slowdown in investor housing credit growth. This week we investigate the likelihood that this slowing continues.

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Rates remain on hold

by Tim Lawless 01 Mar 2016

Rates remain on hold

Today at their monthly meeting the RBA decided to keep interest rates on hold.

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Dwelling values stage a broad based rise in February

by Tim Lawless 01 Mar 2016

Dwelling values stage a broad based rise in February

Capital city dwelling values increased by 0.5% in February, however the trend in annual growth has moderated over the past seven months from 11.1% down to 7.6%.

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Limited capital city housing options under $200,000

by Cameron Kusher 29 Feb 2016

Limited capital city housing options under $200,000

With housing affordability surging back onto the election radar as part of the taxation reform debate, in this week’s Pulse we take a look at the cost of housing across the nation.

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Rates on hold

by Tim Lawless 02 Feb 2016

Rates on hold

Tim Lawless, CoreLogic Head of Research, comments on RBA's decision to leave the cash rate at 2.0%

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CoreLogic's end of year wrap up

by Tim Lawless 18 Dec 2015

CoreLogic's end of year wrap up

Growth conditions across the national housing market for 2015 can best be described as diverse.

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The relationship between the labour force and the housing market

by Cameron Kusher 02 Nov 2015

The relationship between the labour force and the housing market

We investigate the linkage between growth in employment and growth in home values across the capital city housing markets.

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