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 22 Feb 2016
Following last week’s 10 year retrospective on capital city home value growth we undertake a comparison with the rental growth performance over the same period.
by 15 Feb 2016
It is often commented that in Australia property values double every 10 (some say 7) years. This week we look at whether this has been the case over the past 10 years across the capital cities.
by 07 Sep 2015
Following ongoing increases in the annual rate of growth since March 2013, investor housing credit has fallen in July, does this mark the start of the much vaunted slowdown in investor credit growth?
by 31 Aug 2015
With home values rising across most capital cities, the proportion of home sales below $400,000 continues to trend lower making it harder for price-sensitive buyers to purchase into capital city markets.
by 13 Jul 2015
The annual rate of growth in housing credit has started to stall over recent months and with the banks tightening their lending criteria where will it go from here?
by 06 Jul 2015
On the back of low mortgage rates and rising home values the level of household and housing debt is continuing to increase.
by 08 Jun 2015
The level of investment in the housing market has reached new heights over the past year however, it has been New South Wales where domestic investors continue to largely focus.
by 01 Jun 2015
Although Sydney and Melbourne home values are recording strong levels of capital growth currently, the rate of growth is much slower than that recorded between the ‘boom’ period of 2001 and 2004.
by 11 May 2015
According to data from the Reserve Bank the ratio of household debt to disposable income is 153.8% and the ratio of housing deb to disposable income is 140.3% both of which are record highs.
by 04 May 2015
Following on from our look at the most affordable inner-city suburbs last week, this week we are highlighting the most affordable middle-ring suburbs across each city.
by 16 Mar 2015
Based on CoreLogic RP Data’s estimates of residential sales transactions to December 2014, there were 471,932 dwelling sales nationally.
by 09 Mar 2015
Early signs are emerging that lower mortgage rates are providing further stimulus to housing market conditions.
by 02 Mar 2015
Mortgage rates have been moving lower since late 2011, however the stimulus is only driving dwelling values substantially higher in Sydney and Melbourne.
by 17 Oct 2014
Both the number and proportion of first home buyers have reached record lows across the Australian housing market in August.
by 10 Oct 2014
Based on data from the Reserve Bank, the ratio of household debt to disposable income and housing debt to disposable income has increased over the June 2014 quarter with housing debt now at a record high level.
by 03 Oct 2014
The housing market is potentially moving through its peak with homes taking a bit longer to sell and vendors discounting their initial listing prices by a greater margin in order to sell a property.
by 20 Jun 2014
The housing market is now two years into the growth cycle and showing signs of moving through peak growth. The value of diligent research and a carefully considered purchase decision is all the more important when values aren’t rising as fast.
by 12 Jun 2014
The challenge now is how can you deliver affordable housing for younger Australian’s without bringing down the cost of existing housing which politically and economically would be detrimental to the overall health of the Australian economy.
by 17 May 2014
Home values, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne, are growing at a rapid pace but as values rise affordability pressures are likely to see housing demand fall away.