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By Michael Yardney

The results are in: PRD Q3 Key market Indicators

The results are in: Australia’s home loan affordability has improved by 4.4% over the past 12 months,

This is one of the many finding in a recently released report: PRD Research's Q3 Key Market Indicators

Their other key findings were: 

  • Consumer sentiment is a key indication of the general population’s confidence in the economy, whereby a higher index point reading suggests consumers are more willing to spend rather Australia Economy Conceptthan save. Consumer sentiment has remained under the positive line (100 index points) in August 2017, currently at 95.5 index points.
  • The Australian weekly median income is recorded at $1,688 in March 2017 an increase of 2.2% over the past 12 months.
  • Consumer price index has decreased to 1.9 index points, suggesting goods and services are more affordable when compared to the previous quarter.
  • Affordability for all, in particular first home buyers, continues to be a hot topic and a key concern. Over the past 12 months Australian Home Loan Affordability Indicator reflects an increase for all states, with the highest increase found in Northern Territory.

More deatils:

The PRDnationwide Q3 2017 Key Economic Indicators provides a quick snapshot of the current state of affairs from an economic and property perspective. 

The Key Economic Indicators cover both national and state level data, comprising of:

  • Number of loans to first home buyers
  • Home loan affordability index
  • Number of dwelling approvals
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Standard variable loan
  • Consumer price inflation index
  • Unemployment rate
  • Weekly family income
  • Nett migration

Let's look at each State:

Wa Economy Nt Economy Qld Economy Act Economy Tasmania Economy Vic Economy Nsw Economy Sa Economy

About Michael Yardney Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media.
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