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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The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports on housing prices quarterly using a stratified median methodology. This method is different to CoreLogic’s hedonic regression series; in simple terms, the stratification methodology measures price changes across a number of ‘strata’ or sub-regions before aggregating the data back to the capital city level. Generally the ABS and CoreLogic…

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With many of Australia’s capital city housing markets posting a gain in values over the past three months, a recovery trend is looking increasingly entrenched. But how long will it take for residential property values to reach a new record high if the current rate of growth continues? If housing values continue to rise at…

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First Home Buyer numbers are above average across every state and territory. But this is likely to subside as housing affordability deteriorates and investor demand picks up. According to ABS housing finance data for August 2019, first home buyers comprised the largest proportion of national owner occupier mortgage activity since early 2012. The data showed…