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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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Brisbane Housing Market Update [Video] – August 2017

The latest housing market results highlight the diversity of housing market conditions, with dwelling values down over the month in Brisbane (-0.6%). Brisbane’s housing market has continued along a surprisingly weak trajectory, with dwelling values slipping by 0.6 percent over the month and rising by only 2.2 percent over the past year.  With annual growth…

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Melbourne Housing Market Update [Video] – August 2017

Most individual capital cities recorded a rise, however, a 3.1% gain in Melbourne was a significant driver for the strong monthly result across the combined capitals. Melbourne appears to be benefitting from consistently high population growth which is creating strong demand for housing, as well as consistently high jobs growth and more affordable housing options…

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Trend in capital gains losing steam despite strong monthly rise in capital city dwelling values

The housing market is gradually responding to higher mortgage rates, tighter credit policies and affordability challenges, with the quarterly trend in capital gains moderating relative to early 2017.  The July 2017 CoreLogic Home Value Index results recorded a 1.5% rise in dwelling values across the combined capital cities for the month.   Most individual capital…


Sydney Housing Market Update [Video] – July 2017

Sydney’s housing market is showing all the hallmarks of a controlled slowdown. The trend towards lower capital gains across the combined capitals index is mostly attributable to softer conditions across the Sydney housing market, where quarter-on-quarter growth was recorded at 0.8% over the June quarter; down from 5.0% over the March quarter.   Advertised stock…