by 24 Apr 2017
The high cost of housing in Sydney and Melbourne means that even if first home buyers could access their Superannuation to purchase, it is unlikely to sufficiently boost their buying power in order to enter into the market.
by 10 Apr 2017
Data recently released by the ABS shows that household net worth has increased substantially over recent years however, household debt is also climbing to new record highs.
by 03 Apr 2017
Australia is grappling with a housing affordability conundrum, one that extends way beyond the realm of first-home buyers to potentially impact the wider economy as a whole.
by 07 Mar 2017
Tim Lawless comments on RBA's decision...
by 06 Mar 2017
Official interest rates are at historic lows and it seems unlikely that they are going to be increasing in the near future. Furthermore, don’t expect interest rates to return to historic average levels due to record high levels of household debt.
by 12 Dec 2016
Across the individual capital cities, the market performance has been quite diverse.
by 07 Nov 2016
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.
by 01 Nov 2016
Tim Lawless comments on today's RBA interest rate decision.
by 04 Oct 2016
Tim Lawless comments on today's RBA cash rate decision
by 06 Sep 2016
Tim Lawless comments on today's RBA decision.
by 29 Aug 2016
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.
by 02 Aug 2016
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
by 10 Jul 2016
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.
by 05 Jul 2016
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:
by 01 Jun 2016
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.
by 11 Apr 2016
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.
by 05 Apr 2016
Tim Lawless comments on the RBA's interest rate announcement
by 05 Apr 2016
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.
by 07 Mar 2016
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.
by 01 Mar 2016
Today at their monthly meeting the RBA decided to keep interest rates on hold.