Articles by Tim Lawless

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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


Unit owners selling their properties more likely to record bigger losses relative to houses
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Unit owners selling their properties more likely to record bigger losses relative to houses

The recent release of the June quarter Pain and Gain report highlighted the growing divergence between houses and units for loss making resales; units recorded a higher proportion of loss making resales relative to houses across every broad region of Australia over the quarter.  The recent release of the June quarter Pain and Gain report…

‘From boom to doom... but is it really that bad?’
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‘From boom to doom… but is it really that bad?’

Overall, it’s hard to see a scenario where Australian housing values could fall off a cliff. For this to happen we would need to see a material about face in labour market conditions, a global shock or a material rise in interest rates – none of which seems to be a likely outcome at the…

Brisbane Housing Market Update [video] | September 2018
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Brisbane Housing Market Update [video] | September 2018

The Brisbane housing market has remained relatively steady amidst the broader national downturn. Core Logic has released their newest housing market update for September 2018. Dwelling values were virtually unchanged at 0.1% growth over the past three months and they are up three tenths of a percent over the first eight months of the year. Housing…

How a shift in dwelling values have affected regional areas of Australia?
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How a shift in dwelling values have affected regional areas of Australia?

As reported in the latest CoreLogic home value index results, the national property market slowdown is having a wider impact with regional dwelling value growth experiencing the flow-on effect. In this week’s Property Pulse, CoreLogic takes a deeper look at just how values have changed over the past 12 months outside of the capital cities.  …

Sydney Housing Market Update [video] | September 2018
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Sydney Housing Market Update [video] | September 2018

Sydney dwelling values have been falling since July last year and are now down a cumulative 5.6%. Core Logic has released their newest housing market update for September 2018. Despite the fall, the vast majority of home owners remain in a strong equity position, considering residental property values remain 49% higher than they were five years…

Melbourne Housing Market Update [video] | September 2018
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Melbourne Housing Market Update [video] | September 2018

Wondering what’s going on in the Melbourne property market? Well…it’s moved to the next phase of the property cycle,  and Corelogic report that the Melbourne housing market recorded the largest property value decline of any capital city over the three months ending August 2018. But don’t be frightened off – it’s experiencing a “soft landing.”…

Adelaide Housing Market Update | September 2018
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Adelaide Housing Market Update | September 2018

Adelaide is one of the few housing markets to record a subtle rise in values in August. Core Logic has released their newest housing market update for September 2018. The resilient conditions saw local values trend half a percent higher over the rolling quarter to be 1% higher over the past twelve months — nothing to…

Perth Housing Market Update [video] | September 2018
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Perth Housing Market Update [video] | September 2018

For a brief period earlier in the year, Perth`s housing market was showing some positive month on month improvements in housing values, however values have ticked lower over each of the past four months to be down 2.3% over the first eight months of the year. Core Logic has released their newest housing market update…

National Housing Market Update [video] | September 2018
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National Housing Market Update [video] | September 2018

The last month of winter saw the housing market correction deepen, with dwelling values falling across five of Australia`s eight capital cities. CoreLogic`s national index was down theree tenths of a percent over the month taking the cumulative decline since values peaked in September last year to 2.2%. Over the year to date, national dwelling…

Credit slowdown likely to impact economic conditions more broadly than just dampening housing prices
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Credit slowdown likely to impact economic conditions more broadly than just dampening housing prices

Anyone directly or indirectly associated with housing finance has likely felt the pinch of heightened regulation and tighter credit policies.  Mortgage brokers and lenders are the first industry participants that come to mind, however the slowdown in lending activity has broader implications for a wide range of peripheral industries and revenue streams.    Less lending implies…