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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 www.corelogic.com.au


Brisbane Housing Market Update [Video] - October 2017
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Brisbane Housing Market Update [Video] – October 2017

Brisbane’s housing market is performing well compared with Melbourne and Sydney, thanks in part to steady jobs growth and interstate migration in the state. However, Brisbane’s unit market is underperforming, with unit values down by 3.2% over the last twelve months, compared with house values which are up by 4.3%.   The Brisbane housing market continued the trend of modest appreciation, with…

Sydney Housing Market Update [Video] - October 2017
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Sydney Housing Market Update [Video] – October 2017

Sydney’s property market appears to be hitting its peak this October, with dwelling values rising by only 0.3% in the last three months. The high concentration of investors in Sydney relative to other capital cities means that tighter credit policies and higher mortgage rates for investors are dampening the Sydney marketplace more than others. Across the Sydney…

Melbourne Housing Market Update [Video] - October 2017
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Melbourne Housing Market Update [Video] – October 2017

Melbourne remains one of the strongest capital city housing markets, despite an overall slowing of conditions in the national property markets over the quarter. The stronger housing market conditions in Melbourne are supported by auction clearance rates which have consistently remained above 70%. In a demonstration of resilience, Melbourne dwelling values were almost 1% higher over…

The wealth effect of housing
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The wealth effect of housing

The strong capital gains evident across the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets have created a significant boost in wealth for home owners who were fortunate enough to own a property through the latest growth cycles. However, the rate of capital gain has been remarkably lower across other markets with home owners outside of Sydney and…

Wealth created via housing
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Wealth created via housing

The strong capital gains evident across the Sydney and Melbourne housing market have created a significant boost in wealth for home owners who were fortunate enough to own a property through the latest growth cycles.  However across other housing markets, the rate of capital gain has been remarkably lower with home owners outside of Sydney…

Brisbane Housing Market Update [Video] - September 2017
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Brisbane Housing Market Update [Video] – September 2017

Brisbane’s housing market has continued along a surprisingly weak trajectory. Overall growth and residential property values remain healthy, but at a combined capital city level it’s not quite as strong as what it was a year ago. In Brisbane the pace of capital gains remained reasonably sedate in August with $20 rising by 0.2% over the month…