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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There are some reasons to be optimistic about Australian property in 2020, but there are also key vulnerabilities in the economy as a whole, as well as variations across Australian dwelling markets to be considered. Historic negative economic shocks have seen dwelling values relatively insulated. However, transaction activity has been more impacted. The same phenomenon…

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What’s going on in our property market in these uncertain times? How has COVID 19 affected us? That’s clearly important to know because the performance of the property market directly and indirectly impacts the livelihood and success of hundreds of thousands of Australian individuals and businesses. Property remains the largest asset class in Australia by…

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The proportion of homes sold at a profit was rising late last year as the housing market rebounded from its slump, according to the latest Corelogic Pain and Gain report. But this was based on sales from before the coronavirus outbreak and things are very different now. Clearly real estate transaction volumes will continue fall…

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The trend in housing values remained positive throughout March, with the CoreLogic national hedonic index rising 0.7% over the month. Although housing values continued to rise, the second half of the month experienced a weakening in the growth trend as confidence slumped and social distancing policies took effect. The national March reading emerged as the…

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The CoreLogic February 2020 Home Value Index results confirmed that nationally, housing values surged by 1.1%, with values across five of Australia’s eight capital cities reaching a record high. A rebound in the pace of capital gains across the Australian housing market throughout February saw the national index rise by 1.1% over the month, with…