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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

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Brisbane Housing Market Update [Video] – June 2017

The trend in growth rates across the smaller capital cities was mixed with dwelling values across Brisbane continuing to inch higher. In Brisbane dwelling values continued the sustainable bid moderate pace of growth tracking 1.2 percent higher over the three months ending May 2017 to be 2.3% higher over the year. Like many cities, the growth...

Melbourne Housing Market Update [Video] – June 2017

Melbourne dwelling values pushed a further 0.7% higher of the three months ending May 2017 with a 1.2 percent rise in house failures, offsetting a 3.9 percent fall in unit values. The latest data shows Melbourne unit values have recorded the first year on year 4 since 2013.  Since dwelling values started trending higher five years...
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First home buyers in NSW receiving stamp duty exemption

The decision yesterday by the News South Wales Government Premier Gladys Berejiklian to provide  first home buyers with a stamp duty exemption for properties with a price tag under $650,000 is likely to boost demand for this under represented segment of the market.    Abolishing stamp duty for first home buyers is likely to create...

Sydney Housing Market Update [Video] – May 2017

The moderation in growth was due largely to a slightly negative April result in Australia’s largest capital city housing market, Sydney, where dwelling values were broadly flat (rounded up from – 0.04%) over the month. The April results mark the weakest monthly change in dwelling values across the Sydney property market since December 2015, when...
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Brisbane Housing Market Update [Video] – May 2017

Monitoring of the data flows over the coming months will provide firm evidence as whether this latest housing market reading develops into a softening trend. Brisbane’s housing trend remains similar to previous months with mild growth recorded across Brisbane houses while the unit values slipped lower. House values have been rising by only 2.6% over...
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Melbourne Housing Market Update [Video] – May 2017

According to the CoreLogic results, dwelling values increased by 0.1% across the combined capital cities in April, with housing market conditions slowing in both Sydney and Melbourne.  The result for the Melbourne property market was also lower than previous months of 2017, with dwelling values up 0.5% over the month. Melbourne values increased slightly more...