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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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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Why the economy desperately needs more than just a housing market recovery

According to the CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Index results in October 2014, combined capital city home values have increased by 8.9% over the past year.  The rate of growth is now decelerating after reaching a peak annual growth rate of 11.5% in April 2014.  The two cities which have been the real driver of […]

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The proportion of investment lending hits a record high in September

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published housing finance data for September earlier this week.  The data showed that the proportion of lending to investors hit a record high in September.  At the same time the data indicates that demand from owner occupiers is starting to slow. Over recent years the data on the value […]

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Why would deflation of our largest asset class be a good thing?

Balancing an economy is undoubtedly a tough ask for anyone. Our inflation targeting Reserve Bank looks to maintain inflation within a range of 2% to 3% on an annual basis over the cycle.  Too much inflation is not ideal, nor is deflation, so the RBA tries to tweak monetary policy to stimulate the economy in […]

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