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

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Year end property market review – Part 2 The Impact of Population Growth

In this 4 part series we look at the housing market conditions and key economic factors driving housing market conditions across Australia. The current growth phase for capital city home values commenced in June 2012, almost four and a half years ago, and since that time capital city home values have increased by 42.0%. To…


Sydney Housing Market Update [Video] – December 2016

The Sydney market finished the month as the most expensive capital city with a median dwelling price $845,000.  Spring 2015 saw capital city dwelling values fall by 0.2%, with auction clearance rates dipping below 60% in late November and early December. In contrast, auction clearance rates held firm in the mid-70% range throughout spring this year, with…


Melbourne Housing Market Update [Video] – December 2016

Melbourne has finished November with the the lowest rental yielding market for houses, averaging 2.8%.  The soft performance across the combined capital city reading was attributable to a 1.5% fall in the Melbourne index, while all other capital cities recorded a positive month-on-month result. Delving into the Melbourne property market results in more detail showed that…

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National Housing Market Update [Video] – December 2016

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…