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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Building approvals rebound and the pipeline of new construction keeps growing

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released building approvals data for May 2015 yesterday.  The data showed that dwelling approvals rose over the month following a fall over the previous month.  Dwelling approvals remain at extremely high levels with May 2015 being the third highest month ever for approvals. In May 2015 there were 19,414 […]

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Outlook for 2015-16 financial year

So where have we been? Over the first 11 months of the 2014-15 financial year, combined capital city home values have risen by 7.5% according to the CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Index.  The Index is weighted based on the number of dwellings in each city and looking more closely at the results only Sydney […]

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Australia’s rate of population growth continues to slow

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released demographic data for the December 2014 quarter yesterday.  The data highlighted a continuing slowdown in the rate of national population growth, with the quarterly increase now lower than slump in population growth recorded during the GFC.  In particular the mining states and territories are recording the biggest slowdown […]

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1 in 10 capital city home sales over the past year were over $1 million

Sales data over the 12 months to March 2015 shows that there have been fewer homes sold across the combined capital cities for less than $200,000 than there have been homes sold for more than $1 million.  As you would expect there is a growing proportion of sales in excess of $1 million in Sydney and […]

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Removal of negative gearing alone is no silver bullet to housing affordability

As someone who works analysing housing markets every day it is good to see that housing policy is back on the agenda especially considering that we currently don’t have a Federal Housing Minister.  The lack of a Housing Minister at the Federal level is intriguing when you look at some of the statistics relative to […]

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Investors keep powering the housing market

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released housing finance data for April 2015 earlier today.  The seasonally-adjusted data showed that over the month there were a total of $32.7 billion in housing finance commitments with the value of commitments increasing 2.9% over the month and by 18.7% year-on-year. The raw data provides further insight into […]

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Dwelling approvals remain high but ease in April

Earlier this week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released building approvals data for April 2015.  The data showed that after a record high number of approvals in March,   approvals fell to their lowest levels since November of last year.  Despite the fall, when compared to historic levels, dwelling approvals remain very high as the […]

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APRA data shows investment lending continues to outpace growth on owner occupier loans

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) released their quarterly Authorised Deposit-taking Institution (ADI) Property Exposures data for March 2015 earlier today.  The data always provides a valuable insight into current and historic mortgage lending by domestic ADIs and this quarter’s release was no different.  Given the heightened vigilance from APRA around investment lending and overall […]

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Property related tax revenue moves beyond the $40 billion mark for the first time on record

Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released data which revealed that 48.7% of state and local government taxation revenue over the 2013-14 financial year came from property related taxes. The data showed that over the year, state and local governments collected a record $40.485 billion in taxes from property related sources.   In comparison, […]

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Investor lending surges again in March

Housing finance data released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for March 2015 showed that despite the recently released guidelines for sound lending practices released by APRA and repeated warnings from the RBA, lending for investment purposes continues to surge. While values are still rising, the prospect of very low yields remain no […]

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