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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There’s never been a better time to reform stamp duties

The Federal Government is to shortly release a white paper on taxation reform.  Plenty of recent inquiries and taxation documents have specifically noted that the taxation treatment of property should be reviewed and if ever there was a good time to look at changes to stamp duty it would be now. Given where the property […]

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Housing finance commitments start to ease in November 2014

The November 2014 housing finance data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) indicates that demand for mortgages is starting to wane.  We would expect that this trend will continue over the coming year as APRA crack down on higher risk mortgage lending and focus on curtailing growth to the investment segment of the market. […]

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A record high number of dwelling approvals in November 2014

The November 2014 dwelling approvals data has been released and it makes for very positive reading.  In November there were 18,245 dwelling approvals across the nation.  The dwelling approvals data is published from July 1983 and from that month until November 2014 there has never been more approvals over a one month period.  Dwelling approvals […]

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The economic factors to watch for in 2015 that may impact the housing market

The combined capital city housing markers have seen values increase by 7.0% over the first 11 months of 2014.  Throughout the whole of 2013, capital city home values increased by 9.8% indicating that the rate of home value growth is likely to be lower this year than last.  On an annualised basis, combined capital city […]

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2014 was a stronger year for auctions than 2013

CoreLogic RP Data National Auction Comment, week ending 14 December 2014 A preliminary weighted average clearance rate of 65.2 per cent was recorded this week across capital cities compared to 63.7 per cent last week and 65.1 per cent this time last year. The market may have cooled since the start of spring but that […]

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2014 housing market review and outlook for 2015

Combined capital city dwelling values fell by -0.3 per cent in November 2014 according to the CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Index.  Over the month, values increased in four cities and fell across the remaining four.  Values were higher over the month in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Hobart and were lower elsewhere.  Over the first […]

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Investment lending continues to surge in October, no wonder APRA are concerned

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published housing finance data for October earlier today.  The data release coincided with the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) sending Australian Authorised Deposit-taking Authorities (ADIs) a letter on Tuesday afternoon.  The letter highlighted that APRA was going to increase surveillance on risky lending and have a specific focus in […]

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How does the current growth cycle compare to the 2001 to 2004 boom?

In this week’s blog we take a look at how current housing market conditions compare with the boom in home values between 2001 and early 2004.  Immediately a point to note is that the current housing market upswing came off the back of dwelling values falling over the previous two years. If we assume that […]

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Combined capital city dwelling approvals reach an all-time high in October 2014

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released building approvals data for October 2014 on Tuesday of this week. The headline data showed that there were 17,062 total dwelling approvals in October 2014.  Total dwelling approvals increased by 11.4% over the month and were 2.5% higher year-on-year.  Although there was quite a strong rebound in monthly […]

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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 September 2014 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. Based on the value of all outstanding mortgages by households to […]

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