The housing market appears to be responding to a number of factors which have spurred further growth in home values. Official interest rates are at historic low levels which has encouraged borrowing for housing and driven housing debt to record-high levels.
Late last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published lending finance data for June 2016. When this data is paired with housing finance data it provides valuable insights about the value of housing finance commitments across each state and territory.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics released housing finance data for June 2016 earlier this week. The data showed that the value of housing finance commitments was recorded at $32.6 billion which was the highest value since August 2015 but still -2.1% lower than its record high of $33.3 billion in April...
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released building approvals data for June 2016 earlier today. Over the month there were 18,693 dwellings approved for construction nationally. National dwelling approvals are currently 26% higher than the decade average.
Earlier this week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released consumer price index (CPI) data for the June 2016 quarter. The data showed that inflation rose by 0.4% over the quarter, however over the 12 months to June 2016, inflation has only increased by 1.0%, its lowest annual increase since June...
With the national housing market having experienced more than four years of ongoing value rises, affordability in certain areas is deteriorating and sales that were once considered to be at the top end of the market are now becoming more common.
Over the month there were $32.3 billion in housing finance commitments which is 1.0% higher over the past month. Although the value of housing finance commitments increased in May 2016, they are now -4.6% lower than their August 2015 peak of $33.8 billion worth of commitments.
Building approvals data for May 2016 was released earlier this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). According to the data there were 19,276 dwellings approved for construction over the month. The 19,276 approvals in May 2016 the lowest number of monthly approvals in four months.
The vast majority of property owners who sold their home in the December 2015 quarter sold at in excess of their previous purchase price according the latest CoreLogic RP Data quarterly Pain and Gain Report.
The release today of the monthly CoreLogic RP Data Rent Review results for February confirm that over the coming months rental rates could begin to fall on an annual basis due to additional new rental supply entering the market.
Dwelling values across Australia’s capital cities were 0.9% higher in January driven partially by a rebound in Sydney and Melbourne.
The hottest housing markets in the nation, Sydney and Melbourne, have continued to see an easing in the rate of capital gain over the month of October, however values continued to show a modest rise of 0.3 per cent, and 0.6 per cent respectively across Australia’s two largest capital cities over the month.