Articles by Tim Lawless

Tim Lawless

Tim heads up the Core Logic RP Data research and analytics team, analysing real estate markets, demographics and economic trends across Australia. Visit www.corelogic.com.au


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Year end property market review – Part 1

The housing market is broadly continuing to see values rise due to a combination of factors but chief amongst these are low interest rates, increasing demand and strong investment returns (largely fuelled by capital growth rather than rental returns). With interest rates forecast to remain low and demand not showing signs of waning it seems…

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Sharp fall in unit approvals in October likely marks the peak of the residential construction cycle

The Australian Bureau of Statistics October dwelling approvals data likely marks a significant turning point for unit supply, with the latest numbers showing unit approvals have plunged to their lowest levels in 2 years. The October data showed unit approvals have consistently trended lower since reaching a recent high point in July earlier this year….

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November sees dwelling values rise by 0.2%

The CoreLogic November Hedonic Home Value Index results show a rise in dwelling values across every capital city excluding Melbourne over the month.  However, the overall growth rate has moderated when compared with recent month’s performance. Throughout November, capital city dwelling values rose by 0.2%. While the headline results remained in positive growth territory, the…

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Brisbane Housing Market Update [Video] – November 2016

Brisbane’s housing market has shown a larger capital gain spread, with house values up 4.7% compared with a 1.4% fall in unit values over the year. The divergence in performance between houses and units is most clearly evident in Melbourne and Brisbane. The Brisbane housing market recorded an 0.8 percent rise in dwelling values in October…