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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New residential property listings are ramping-up quickly in 2016

Across the country there were 47,483 unique new property listing over the 28 days ended 7 February 2016.  The number of new property listings is 11.0% higher than at the same time last year.  If we look back over recent years it is the highest number of new property listings at this time of year […]

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Dwelling approvals rose in December but remain below their recent peak.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released building approvals data for December 2015 earlier today.  The results tend to be somewhat volatile on a month-to-month basis, largely due to the more ‘lumpy’ unit approvals.  Following a -12.4% monthly fall in dwelling approvals in November, approvals rose by 9.2% to 18,868 approvals in December 2015. The […]

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Sydney and Melbourne are the only capital cities with any significant increase in inflation adjusted home values over recent years

Yesterday the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its quarterly Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for the December 2015 quarter.  The data showed that inflationary pressures remain very low with headline inflation rising 1.7% over the year and core inflation (underlying inflation) increasing by 2.0% over the past year, which is right at the lower end […]

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Housing finance demand is still growing, driven by owner occupier demand

Housing finance data for November 2015 was released today but the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).  The data showed that on a seasonally adjusted basis, the value of housing finance commitments rose by 1.8% in November to $33.3 billion. Looking at the different components of mortgage lending, it shows that the value of commitments to […]

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Will new housing approvals follow the trend in capital gains and continue to ease through 2016?

The November 2015 building approvals data show a sharp fall in dwelling approvals led by the volatile unit segment.  Seasonally adjusted total dwelling approvals were -12.7% lower over the month, their largest monthly fall since July 2012.  Year-on-year dwelling approvals are -8.4% lower and approvals have retracted to be -16.8% lower than their recent record […]

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Net overseas migration hits lowest level since 2006

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released demographic data for the June 2015 quarter earlier today.  The data is valuable because it provides insight into the size of the country’s population as well as an analysis of the different sources of population growth at both the national and state level.  At the end of June […]

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The investor housing party is over for now

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released housing finance data for October 2015 earlier this week.  The data showed an ongoing decline in investor housing finance commitments as owner occupier demand rebounded.  As we’ve commented before, the data is being influenced by many Authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) reclassifying investor mortgages as owner occupier mortgages.  This […]

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Dwelling approvals remain at near record high levels largely thanks to high-rise approvals

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released building approvals data for October 2015 earlier today.  Focusing just on dwelling approvals, although they were slightly lower than the recent record high levels, the overall number of dwellings approved for construction remain extremely high from a historical standpoint. There were 19,652 dwelling approvals in October which was 3.9% […]

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CoreLogic RP Data National Auction Preview, week ending 28 November 2015

With current high auction volumes at play, we’re seeing auction clearance rates trend lower. While next week is set to be a bumper auction week with 3,815 auctions currently expected for next week, there will be plenty of stock for buyers to choose from with an expected 1,890 auctions in Melbourne and 1,372 auctions in […]

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APRA data shows that investment lending is starting to slow

Earlier this week the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) released its September quarter data on property exposures by Australian Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs).  The quarterly data provides some very valuable insight into the domestic mortgage lending market.  With this data comes a further sign that the recent lending changes from APRA are coming into effect […]

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