The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released labour force data for April 2016 earlier this week. The data is one of the key economic releases each month and obviously employment is an important factor for the housing market. Someone that is employed with a high level of job security, working as many hours as they […]
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Earlier this week 4 Corners ran a detailed report on housing focusing largely on how unaffordable it is. The program focused very much on the fact that housing was expensive but nowhere in the report did they actually delve into the reasons why housing is so expensive. There were plenty of statements about how people […]
The Hobart housing market has been the nation’s weakest performing capital city housing market for more than a decade. There are now signs that the Hobart (and Tasmania’s) housing market may be in line for a steady improvement. Over the 12 months to March 2016, home values in Hobart have increased by 4.8% while over […]
Housing markets show different performances geographically as well as across product types and pricing points. Across the capital cities, a useful measure of capital gain across broad price points is our stratified hedonic index. The CoreLogic RP Data Stratified Hedonic Index looks at the movement in home values across three broad value based segments of […]
Inflation adjusted home values: CPI came in low over the September 2015 quarter and real home values remain below their previous peak in all capital cities other than Sydney and Melbourne
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released quarterly Consumer Price Index data for September 2015 earlier today. The data showed that headline inflation was recorded at 0.5% for the quarter and was 1.5% higher over the year. As the above chart shows, at 1.5%, headline inflation is below the Reserve Bank’s target range of between […]
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released Housing and Occupancy Costs for the 2013-14 financial year late last week. The data is released every three years and provides some really valuable insights into the characteristics of households and how much they spend on housing costs. The first table shows weekly housing costs across household types […]
There’s been a number of articles this week about the peak of the Sydney market. It does look as if the market is at or slightly past its peak however, it is important to thoroughly investigate how the market is tracking currently. Values Sydney home values have increased by 17.6% over the 12 months to […]
Last week the Reserve Bank’s (RBA) Head of Financial Stability Luci Ellis gave an interesting speech entitled ‘Property Markets and Financial Stability: What We Know So Far,’ the speech can be downloaded here. In my opinion one of the more interesting pieces of analysis in the speech was the analysis of inner city housing prices […]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) or inflation data for the June 2015 quarter was released earlier this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The data showed that over the quarter headline inflation increased by 0.7% and it was 1.5% higher over the year. Inflation is quite low at the moment and it is being […]
With plenty of talk about a housing bubble and home values climbing much higher in Sydney and Melbourne, housing is looking expensive to many Australians. Low interest rates and the strong gains in certain areas are making residential housing investment quite attractive for some which is one of the drivers resulting in increasing home values. […]
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