Economic Trends

NSW First Home Buyer Demand Set to Surge Post July 1

by Tim Lawless 02 Jun 2017

NSW First Home Buyer Demand Set to Surge Post July 1

We can expect first home buyer activity to stall before surging higher on July 1 2017.

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Quarterly Housing & Economic Review - April 2017 Release

by Cameron Kusher 15 May 2017

Quarterly Housing & Economic Review - April 2017 Release

The CoreLogic Quarterly Housing & Economic Review is a breakdown of the activity across each of the capital cities over the quarter to April 2017 and also dives into the economic factors that contribute to the overall performance of the market.

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Taxation Revenue From Property Continues to Climb

by Cameron Kusher 08 May 2017

Taxation Revenue From Property Continues to Climb

The latest data shows that state and local governments collected 51.9% of their total taxation revenue from property, a record high proportion.

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Interest Rates On Hold, May 2017

by Tim Lawless 02 May 2017

Interest Rates On Hold, May 2017

As widely expected, the RBA kept the cash rate on hold today at the record low setting of 1.5%.

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Accessing Super Unlikely to Greatly Help Home Buyers in Sydney and Melbourne

by Cameron Kusher 24 Apr 2017

Accessing Super Unlikely to Greatly Help Home Buyers in Sydney and Melbourne

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.

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Household Net Worth Sits at $9.406 Trillion

by Cameron Kusher 10 Apr 2017

Household Net Worth Sits at $9.406 Trillion

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.

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Housing Affordability Challenge Requires a Multi-Faceted Approach

by Lisa Claes 03 Apr 2017

Housing Affordability Challenge Requires a Multi-Faceted Approach

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.

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RBA leaves interest rates on hold

by Tim Lawless 07 Mar 2017

RBA leaves interest rates on hold

Tim Lawless comments on RBA's decision...

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Household debt likely to stand in the way of rate hikes

by Cameron Kusher 06 Mar 2017

Household debt likely to stand in the way of rate hikes

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.

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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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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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