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Review into foreign investment in Australian residential property | Cameron Kusher

The Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics released its findings following a review of foreign investment. The findings are highlighted in this week’s CoreLogic RP Data Property Pulse. Last week the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics released their recommendations following their investigation into Australia’s foreign investment framework as it applies to…


2014 – a positive year for investors…mostly | Shane Oliver

2014 has been a positive but somewhat constrained and messy year for investors. 2015 is likely to see okay but uneven global growth, low inflation and easy monetary conditions. In recent economic commentary Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital, provides a review of 2014 and an idea of how 2015 is shaping…

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Disillusioned First Home Buyers Choose Rentals Over Mortgages

First home buyers have given up on buying compared with last year according to the recent Home Loan Insights Survey. Despite no change to the official cash rate, more Australians have given up on the property market with triple the number of first home buyers preferring to rent than commit to a mortgage. The survey…


Australia’s State Accounts – Slowing or Rebalancing? | Pete Wargent

Rebalancing or Slowing Economy? On Friday the ABS released its 2013-14 State Accounts data which revealed two states exceeding the National GDP growth rate of 2.5 percent, those being the mining states of Western Australia (WA) and the Northern Territory (NT) which recorded Gross State Product (GSP) of 5.5 percent and 6.5 percent respectively. The…

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Could Sydney’s median house price really achieve $1 million? | Pete Wargent

Could Sydney’s median house price really reach $1 million ?  There been a number of rebuttable presumptions concerning this property cycle, particularly through the course of 2014, including: Investor demand having been pulled forward, prospective buyers would fairly quickly “run out of money” and the real estate market would switch into reverse; and Yields would…


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