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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Interest-only and investor lending continued to increase up to the end of 2014 according to APRA

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) released data earlier today on residential property exposures by Australian Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs).  The data was published up to the end of December 2014.  The information provides additional insight into the nature of mortgage lending by Australian banks, building societies and credit unions. According to APRA’s data, at […]

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US real estate agents are harnessing social media and new technology to win customers

In late January I attended the Inman Real Estate Connect Conference in New York.  The conference is targeted at real estate professionals and provides insight into the latest news and trends within the market.  In this week’s blog I will share some of the new technology, websites and applications as well as some of the […]

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Investors surge after APRA warns about investor housing lending in December 2014

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released housing finance data for December 2014 earlier today.  The data showed an end of year surge both in the value and the number of loans.  The surge coincided with the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) warning Australian Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs) about risky mortgage lending practices during the […]

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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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