Reflecting confidence in the property market and a premium on home-living during the COVID-19 pandemic, owner-occupied buyers dominated the home loan commitments, accounting for $18.3 billion of the new committed lending, though there are signs of investor activity re-emerging in NSW and QLD.
The level of housing loan approvals could rise further with Victorian activity lagging other states given Victoria came out of lockdown in mid-October.
Loan approvals for construction have also risen strongly, up 5.6% in November and up some 75% since July following the Government’s HomeBuilder grant and individual state incentives, particularly in WA.
Overall the data suggests a strong lift in housing market activity, while the lift in construction finance should see a further support for detached dwelling construction.
The surprisingly strong lift in housing market activity should also flow through to stamp duty revenue for Australian state governments.
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