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Housing values record a subtle re-acceleration in February as sentiment improves | Corelogic Home Value Index

Housing values posted a broad-based rise in February with CoreLogic’s national Home Value Index (HVI) up 0.6% in February. The 20 basis point acceleration from the 0.4% increase seen in January was the strongest monthly gain since October last year. Each of the capital cities and rest-of-state regions recorded a lift in values over the…

Home Prices Higher Over February 2024 | Latest Housing Market Stats

National house prices increased over February 2024 following the steady start to the year reported over January, although capital city results varied significantly. The national capital city median house price increased by 0.8% to $1,094,943 over the February quarter compared to the January quarter, according to the latest data from My Housing Market. The national…

New home demand soars amidst approval downturn

We know that we’re just not building enough homes despite soaring demand for more accommodation. According to PropTrack’s  New Homes Report, December saw a 9.5% drop in total building approvals, a stark contrast to the modest 0.3% increase in November. This decline was particularly pronounced in unit approvals, which plummeted by 25%, and to a…

This week’s Australian Property Market Update – Latest Data, State by State February 27th 2024

Australia’s housing is so horribly undersupplied that I’ve rarely encountered a supply-demand inflection point like this. Locating a good property to buy or rent is more elusive than finding the missing car keys. And it’s only going to get worse. The renewed level of confidence returning to our housing markets was shown once again by…

Australian economic and financial markets update | RBA Chart Pack February 2024

If a picture paints a thousand words, then this collection of charts should do a pretty good job of painting the landscape as it affects our economy and our property markets. Each month the RBA summarises macroeconomic and financial market trends in Australia by providing a detailed chart pack. World Economy Australia’s economy doesn’t operate…

Anticipating interest rate trends: navigating Australia’s economic landscape and property market outlook

Given the resilience in local and global economic growth over recent months – along with continued steady declines in inflation – it appears increasingly likely that a soft economic landing is probable this year. In Australia, the December quarter consumer price index had dropped to 0.6% on a quarterly basis, and to 4.1%, on an…

Navigating Australia’s rental landscape: where opportunities are as rare as hen’s teeth

In some of Australia’s most sought-after suburbs, finding a rental property is an increasingly herculean task. With a tiny fraction of properties available for rent tenants face fierce competition, driving up rental prices and exacerbating the existing rental crisis. High demand and limited supply are leaving many in a lurch. However, it’s not all doom…

Auction clearance results February 24th – Massive Auction Day but Clearance Rates Remain Positive

An unprecedented late summer rush of auctions has failed to significantly slow down buyer activity with most capitals reporting more positive results for sellers. Auction results around Australia, Saturday February 17th 2024: Capital City This Saturday Last Saturday Auctions Rate Auctions Rate Sydney 1004 73.7% 759 77.4% Melbourne 1263 68.5% 868 71.9% Brisbane 102 59.5%…

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