Articles by Tim Lawless

Tim Lawless

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


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Housing investment rebounding on improved market conditions and a narrowing spread between rental yields and mortgage rates. The value of home loans committed to by investors has recorded a sharp rise since June, rising a cumulative 11.6% over the three months ending August 2019; the fastest rate of growth in the value of investment loan…

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Brisbane housing values trended higher for the third consecutive month, taking values half a percent higher since finding a floor in June. CoreLogic has released their newest housing market update for October 2019. The previously weak unit sector is showing a slightly stronger growth trend relative to houses, with Brisbane unit values up 1% over…

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Sydney home values surged by 1.7% in September, following a 1.6% loft in August and a more modest gain in June and July. CoreLogic has released their newest housing market update for October 2019. The last two months have clearly seen the pace of capital gains step up several notches, with growth in September the…

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We’re now experiencing the strongest quarterly clearance rate since the June 2017 quarter across Australia’s combined capitals. Over the 3 months to September 2019, the clearance rate across the combined capital cities came in at 69.9 per cent across 16,730 auctions, the strongest quarterly clearance rate seen since the June 2017 quarter (71.7 per cent)….

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Melbourne housing values recorded a 1.7% rise in September, the largest monthly gain in values since 2015. CoreLogic has released their newest housing market update for October 2019. This was the fourth month in a row where Melbourne housing values have trended higher, posting a cumulative 3.6% recovery since values found a floor in May…

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Adelaide housing values held firm in September as the market stabilizes following a soft patch where values slipped lower over six of the past nine months. CoreLogic has released their newest housing market update for October 2019. Values are down 0.6% over the September quarter and 1.1% lower over the past twelve months. Steady values…

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The Perth housing market continued to face weak conditions through September with dwelling values falling a further 0.8% over the month. CoreLogic has released their newest housing market update for October 2019. Weakness in the local economy is continuing to override the stimulus of low-interest rates and improved access to credit, however, unemployment is now…

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The housing market made further progress towards a recovery in September, with CoreLogic’s national home value index recording the third consecutive month of gains, lifting the national value of housing by a cumulative 1.7% since the market found a floor in May 2019. CoreLogic has released their newest housing market update for October 2019. The…

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The number of new listings being added to the combined capitals housing market has seen a hefty 44% rise from the depths of the winter slowdown in early July through to the first week of October, however that hasn’t been enough to push fresh listing numbers in line with previous years. The number of new…

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Over the June 2019 quarter, resales of Melbourne properties generated $4.316 billion worth of profits and $70.7 million in losses. These figures indicated that Melbourne generated 26.4% of total resale profits nationally over the quarter as well as producing 9.8% of total resales losses. Over the quarter, there were no resales at a loss in…