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Cameron Kusher is Corelogic RP Data’s senior research analyst. Cameron has a thorough understanding of the fundamentals such as demographics, trends & economics. Visit

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Investor mortgage demand was petering out in February and March, expect this to continue over the coming months

According to the latest housing finance data release for March 2017 there was $33.2 billion in finance commitments over the month.  The monthly value of commitments increased by 0.9% to be  5.3% higher year-on-year. While the value of commitments to investors has slowed over recent months, owner occupier demand lifted slightly in March 2017. The…


Fewer buyers results in greater months of supply

Research on the amount of housing stock available across Australia’s capital cities shows that, in some cities, stock levels are outstripping demand. Based on advertised stock levels across Australia’s capital cities, the relationship between demonstrated housing demand and advertised stock levels is telling us that more stock is available for sale compared to demand. Looking…

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Taxation revenue from property continues to climb

Revenue earned from property taxes has seen a bolstering of state and local government bank accounts with the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data showing that state and local governments nationally collected $49.567 billion (51.9%) of their total taxation revenue from property, a record high proportion and 9.6% higher over the year.  Stamp duty…

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Australia’s fastest selling suburbs – where are they?

Low interest rates coupled with higher levels of demand for housing has seen property sales in some areas take off faster than in others. The CoreLogic Property Pulse looks at the 10 suburbs in each state with the shortest median selling time for houses and units over the 12 months to January 2017 Given mortgage…

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Accessing super little help for buyers looking to purchase in Sydney & Melbourne

First-time home buyers expecting to use superannuation savings as a deposit for a property in either Sydney or Melbourne may find both cities way to pricey. Money accumulated in funds is relatively immature and unlikely to sufficiently boost buying power in order to enter into the market.  Last week the ABC crunched some numbers for…

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The mortgage lending landscape has changed substantially over the past week

The banking regulator, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) wrote to all authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) announcing further measures to reinforce sound residential mortgage lending practices.   Since then we have seen the CoreLogic home value index showing that capital city dwelling values are increasing at their fastest annual pace since 2010. We have also…