2016 calendar saw dwelling values surge 10.9% higher

Capital gains accelerated over the past year, taking the calendar year growth rate to the fastest pace since 2009, according to the December CoreLogic Home Value Index. December 2016 saw capital city dwelling values rise by 1.4%, taking the annual capital gain for 2016 to 10.9%; the highest growth rate for a calendar year since…

House prices on the rise, Sydney is number 1 again

The CoreLogic RP Data April Home Value Index results out today show the trend for capital gains has dropped from the peaks of 2015 with dwelling values continuing to track higher across each of the capital cities over the first four months of this year. In April, the pace of capital gains rebounded from the relatively flat numbers…

Housing Affordability: Baby Boomers vs. Gen Y

Inter-generational arguments over affordability have again become salient in the media. Characterisations of moaning millennials were made by economist Stephen Koukoulas, prompting a response from young writer Osman Faruqi that baby boomers should choke on my soy flat white. Confusion around the severity of housing affordability arises because dwelling prices change daily, yet the institutional…

Weekend reads - must see articles from the last week

There are more interesting articles, commentaries and analyst reports on the Web every week than anyone could read in a month. Each Saturday morning I like to share some of the ones I’ve read during the week. Monday will be here before you know it, so enjoy some weekend reading…and please forward to your friends…

Latest stats show how fragmented our property markets are

The capital city housing market performance was diverse over the first month of Spring. Sydney value growth was flattening and dwelling values down across three of the capital cities according to the September CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Index results. The first month of Spring provided mixed results across the capital city housing markets with the headline results…

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