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Real home values have continued to surge in Sydney and Melbourne

Cameron Kusher    |    International


Earlier this week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released consumer price index (CPI) data for the June 2016 quarter. The data showed that inflation rose by 0.4% over the quarter, however over the 12 months to June 2016, inflation has only increased by 1.0%, its lowest annual increase since June 1999.

From a housing market perspective, the housing category of CPI...

Home-Bidding Wars Heating up

More Than Half of Sales Are Above Listing Price in Some CA and WA Cities

Bin He    |    Housing Trends


When demand is high and supply is low, home-bidding wars can break out and push home sale prices above their listing prices. In some of the hottest housing markets buyers are bidding against each other to pay more for homes. Using more than 700,000 home sales closed in Q2 2016, new analysis from CoreLogic shows the hottest real estate markets in which home-bidding wars are heating...

Cash Sales Update: April 2016

Cash Sales Accounted for 32 Percent of All Home Sales in April

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends


Cash sales accounted for 31.6 percent of total home sales in April 2016, down 2.8 percentage points year over year from April 2015. On a month-over-month basis, the cash sales share fell by 1.6 percentage points in April 2016 compared with March 2016. For the first four months of 2016, the cash sales share averaged 33.9 percent, the lowest start to any year since 2008. The cash sales share...

$2 million dollar dwelling sales becoming more common as home values move into their fourth year of growth

Tim Lawless    |    International


With the national housing market having experienced more than four years of ongoing value rises, affordability in certain areas is deteriorating and sales that were once considered to be at the top end of the market are now becoming more common. With housing becoming more expensive, there has been a substantial rise in the number of homes selling for, or in excess of, $2...

Single-Family Rent Growth Slows Down

New Single-Family Rental Index from CoreLogic Shows Slower Single-Family Rent Growth

Sam Khater    |    Housing Trends


Given the growing role that rental properties are playing in real estate, CoreLogic has developed a new Single-Family Rental Index (SFRI) to measure the changing rent dynamics of single-family rental properties. The index, which uses a methodology similar to our own CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI), as well as the CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index, measures changes in rents by comparing repeat...

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