Articles by Eliza Owen

Eliza Owen

Eliza is head Of Residential Research Australia for Corelogic and a respected property market commentator. Eliza holds a first class honours degree in economics from the University of Sydney


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The volume of finance secured for the purchase of property experienced a strong rebound in the September quarter, following the initial shock to demand for housing in the first two months of the June quarter. The latest ABS housing finance data shows the volume of finance lent for the purchase of property increased 5.9% in…

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The latest CPI results from the ABS showed a 1.6% increase in the consumer price index over the September quarter. The increase was the highest quarterly result since 2006, and adjusting for a strong rise in inflation takes some shine off the recent value increases seen across smaller capital city housing markets in the period. Factoring…

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One of the lessons learned about the property market through COVID-19 is that listings numbers have been extremely responsive to changes in social distancing policies. Despite an extended lockdown, Melbourne is no exception. Since onsite, private inspections resumed on the 28th of September, new listings volumes have soared.  The result is likely due to months…

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Property investor activity in the Australian housing market has been falling has been falling since early 2015, after macroprudential policies were implemented in Australian mortgage lending. Apart from a brief ‘bounce’ in 2016, investor participation has been consistently trending lower. The latest ABS housing finance data shows the portion of housing finance for the purchase…

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Three major housing-related measures were highlighted in Treasurer Frydenberg’s budget address on the 6th of October: an extension of the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS), additional low-cost financing for affordable housing through NHFIC, and additional funding for the Indigenous Home Ownership Program. Other measures detailed in the budget papers included a proposed capital gains…

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The past 6 months have highlighted major shifts in Australian housing markets. For example, data hints at demand pivoting from the largest capital city dwelling markets to regional Australia, inner city rental markets suffered from a slowdown in international migration while rents rose in outer-suburbs, and Perth dwellings may be back on track for a…

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