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Heat comes out of the housing market as values across Melbourne dip and Sydney slows | Corelogic Home Value Index

CoreLogic’s national Home Value Index (HVI) rose 0.6% in November, the smallest monthly gain since the growth cycle commenced in February. Despite the slowdown, the national HVI reached a new record high in November. After falling -7.5% from a peak in April 2022 to a trough in January 2023, housing values have bounced 8.3% higher…

Riding the Immigration Wave: Australia’s unprecedented migration surge has now peaked

Australia’s recent surge in migration, largely driven by the influx of international students and backpackers, appears to have reached its peak. We have experienced a record-breaking rate of net overseas migration, estimated to have reached 500,000 people in the year to September 2023. This spike in migration has been underpinned by international student numbers surpassing…

Home Price Growth Still Strong Over November | Latest Housing Market Stats

National house prices have continued to record strong results over November although growth rates in most capitals have eased marginally compared to the previous month’s robust results. The national capital city median house price again increased sharply by 0.7% over the November quarter compared to the October quarter – rising to $1,085,389, according to the…

11 ways to improve your financial fitness

Today I’d like to offer a list of simple strategies that can help Australians improve their financial fitness. If done properly, this includes assessing all aspects of personal finances, including strategies to boost retirement investments, such as including property and super, savings, a review of insurance policies, staying ahead of tax obligations and making an…

This week’s Australian Property Market Update – Latest Data, State by State November 28th, 2023

Australia’s housing market continues to defy expectations! Despite 13 interest rate increases from the Reserve Bank of Australia, which have seen official rates rise by 4.25 per cent over the 18 months, property prices have now been on the rise since early 2023. With the pipeline of new listings now diminishing as the year ends…

Auction clearance results November 25th – Spring Auction Market Ends with Typically Higher Listings & Lower Clearance Rates

Capital city weekend auction markets have ended spring in the usual fashion with surging listings placing downward pressure on clearance rates. Auction results around Australia, Saturday November 25th 2023: Capital City This Week Last Weekend Auctions Rate Auctions Rate Sydney 914 68.3% 875 67.2% Melbourne 1019 62.3% 1160 64.5% Brisbane 102 44.3% 75 55.6% Adelaide…

V shaped recovery: CoreLogic’s national Home Value Index reaches a new record high in November

Australian dwelling values have regained the losses from the recent downturn and surpassed their previous peak to reach a new record high, CoreLogic’s national daily Home Value Index shows. After reaching a peak in April 2022, national home values fell -7.5%, finding a floor on 29 January 2023. Since bottoming out, the national HVI has…

Renting a home ages you faster – a new study reveals

Does the stress of renting really make you feel older? Well, according to a new study by Australian researchers that looked at the stress of renting in British adults, people who rent their home as opposed to owning outright age faster than those experiencing unemployment or who’ve previously smoked. The study found that renting stress,…

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