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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 www.corelogic.com.au


Housing Affordability Deteriorates in Sydney and Melbourne Over the June 2017 Quarter
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Housing Affordability Deteriorates in Sydney and Melbourne Over the June 2017 Quarter

Core Logic measures housing affordability in four different ways, the methodologies of which are detailed below: The ratio of median dwelling prices to median gross annual household income.Utilising median household income data which has been modelled by the Australian National University Centre for Social Research and Methods (ANU) and median dwelling price data from CoreLogic…

First home buyers in Vic and NSW look to be taking advantage of recent policy changes to stamp duty
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First home buyers in Vic and NSW look to be taking advantage of recent policy changes to stamp duty

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows a rebound in owner occupier first home buyer housing finance commitments.  In August, 10,227 owner occupier first home buyer finance commitments were recorded and represented the greatest number since December 2009 – this is 17.2% of all owner occupier housing finance commitments and the highest proportion…

Pipeline of Housing Stock Has Peaked but Pending Supply Remains Well Above Long Term Average Levels
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Pipeline of Housing Stock Has Peaked but Pending Supply Remains Well Above Long Term Average Levels

Building activity data for the June 2017 quarter was published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics earlier this week. The data contains additional insight to the housing construction sector, tracking quarterly dwelling commencements, completions and counts of dwellings under construction. The data is showing a softening in commencements as approvals have slowed but still heightened levels…

Does a Slowdown in the Sydney Housing Market Necessarily Mean a Pick-Up in Brisbane?
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Does a Slowdown in the Sydney Housing Market Necessarily Mean a Pick-Up in Brisbane?

The Sydney housing market is starting to slow following more than five years of strong increases in dwelling values.     As the Sydney market slows there could be some upside for other housing markets where capital gains have been more sustainable and rental yields are higher. Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane, has recently garnered more…