According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) November 2016 building approvals data there were 17,569 houses and units approved for construction across the country over the month. Based on the seasonally adjusted series, the number of dwelling approvals rose by 7.0% over the month due to a...
With the spring ‘selling season’ done and dusted and Christmas rapidly approaching, it is worthwhile having a look at how stock levels have tracked over the season and year relative to previous years.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics October dwelling approvals data likely marks a significant turning point for unit supply, with the latest numbers showing unit approvals have plunged to their lowest levels in 2 years. The October data showed unit approvals have consistently trended lower since reaching a...
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released data on construction work done over the September 2016 quarter earlier this week. The data showed that the value of work done fell to its lowest level since December 2010. Over the September 2016 quarter, $46.1 billion worth of construction was completed.
We all know Spring as supposedly the best time to be bringing your home to the market. What is often forgotten is that if everyone acts in the same way looking to sell during Spring, there is a lot more competition amongst vendors and it can be more difficult to sell.
The September 2016 housing finance data was released earlier today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The data showed that there were $32.3 billion worth of housing finance commitments in September 2016 nationally which was the highest monthly value since June 2016.
Building approvals data for September 2016 was released earlier this week from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). In September, there were 18,945 dwellings approved for construction nationally which was the fewest monthly approvals since November 2015. Dwelling approvals fell by -8.7% over the month...
In the recently released Financial Stability Review (FSR) the Reserve Bank (RBA) talked about the supply risks surrounding the inner city apartment markets however, they did point to the fact that they see more potential risk in Melbourne and Brisbane.
Earlier this week, housing finance data for August 2016 was released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Over the month there was $31.4 billion worth of housing finance commitments which was -1.0% lower over the month and -5.1% lower than it was at its peak in April 2015.
Earlier today the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the latest building approvals data for August 2016. The data showed that the strength in residential dwelling approvals is continuing.
Demographic data for the March 2016 quarter was released last week from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The data showed that over the 12 months the national population increased by 1.4% which translates into an increase of 327,610 persons.
At the end of 2014, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) wrote to mortgage lenders reinforcing what they saw as sound mortgage lending practices.
Housing finance data for July 2016 was released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) earlier today. The release showed that the total value of mortgage lending in July 2016 was recorded at $31.8 billion which was -1.8% lower compared to the $32.4 billion worth of mortgage lending in June 2016.