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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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…

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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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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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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…