About Cameron Kusher

Cameron Kusher is RP Data’s senior research analyst, specialising in primary and secondary data analysis, property market commentary and consultancy. Cameron has a thorough understanding of the fundamentals such as demographics, trends, economics and spacial analysis and is a regular keynote speaker for property-related groups, regulated industry bodies, corporations and the government sectors. Follow Cameron on Twitter @cmkusher

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Inflation remains contained within the RBAs target range

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released Consumer Price Index figures for the March 2014 quarter earlier today.  The data showed that over the first quarter of the year inflation was recorded at 0.6%, down from 0.8% over the final quarter of last year.  Over the past year, inflation has been recorded at 2.9%.  The [...]

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Our capital city population is booming but the supply side not so much

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has recently released demographic data at a capital city level to June 2013.  We have previously covered the population data on this blog however, when the data is paired with dwelling approvals data over the same period there are some very interesting findings. Over the 12 months to June 2013, [...]

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Housing finance data for February 2014

Housing finance data for February 2014 was released early today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).   The data showed that over the month there were 52,460 owner occupier housing finance commitments. The number of owner occupier housing finance commitments was at its highest level since October 2009 over the month.  Owner occupier housing finance [...]

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Housing market is absorbing new supply faster than it is being added

The number of unique residential properties advertised for sale across the country over the four weeks to 30 March 2014 was recorded at 243,941.  This figure consists of 47,805 newly listed properties over the four weeks and 196,136 re-listed properties.  As highlighted by the RP Data listings index, there has been a surge in the [...]

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Analysis of the ABS Demographic Data release for September 2013

Today the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its quarterly demographic statistics for September 2013.  Unfortunately this data set has a significant reporting lag nevertheless it is still a valuable regular release. Over the September 2013 quarter, the national population increased by 100,556 persons or by 0.4%.  Throughout the 12 months to September 2013, the [...]

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More gain, less pain: Fewer homes selling at a loss as dwelling values continue to rise

RP Data has today released our latest Pain & Gain Report for the December 2013 quarter. The report found that of those residential properties re-sold throughout the final quarter of 2013, 9.7% were sold for less than their previous purchase price compared to 31.8% of re-sold homes transacting for more than double their previous purchase [...]

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APRA’s domestic ADIs property exposure data for the December 2013 quarter

Each quarter the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) publishes data on the exposure of Australian Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADI).  The data is extremely useful as it provides highlights of all outstanding exposures (mortgages) and also some information about those written over the quarter. The data indicates that across all ADIs, 66.7% of the value of [...]

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A summary of housing finance for 2013

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released housing finance data for December 2013 earlier today.  The data provides a good summary of the mortgage lending environment throughout 2013.  The data shows that 2013 was clearly a year where there was a strong rebound in demand for mortgages. The total number of owner occupier housing finance [...]

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The average time on market hits record low levels and vendor discounting reduces significantly in 2013

RP Data has been tracking the average number of days properties take to sell and the average vendor discount since the beginning of 2005.  Both measures have recorded a significant improvement throughout 2013 and the average number of days on the market is currently at a historically low level. Average vendor discount excludes properties sold [...]

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Are first home buyers willing to sacrifice lifestyle for housing?

Last year (according to the RP Data-Rismark Home Value Index), capital city home values rose by 9.8%, creating further affordability pressures for those segments of the market who are most price sensitive; the younger aged cohorts and first time buyers.  Our daily index data shows that home values have continued their strong pace of growth [...]

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