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Downturn Refresher: What Happens When Prices Start Falling?

Cameron Kusher    |    International

Annual Change AU Blog

When we think about the housing market we tend to focus on when values rise but in the recent past values have fallen in each capital city; this week we look at the magnitude and duration of these falls in the past.

Throughout the past 20 years it has been much more common for combined capital city dwelling values to have been increasing than falling.  Although...

CoreLogic National Auction Preview, week ending 30 April 2017

Auctions in Australia; Focus on Capital Cities

Cameron Kusher    |    International

The number of auctions scheduled to take place across the combined capital cities this week is expected to increase, with 2,166 currently being tracked by CoreLogic.

In both Melbourne and Sydney, the two major auction markets, auction activity is set to ramp up with 1,133 scheduled auctions across Melbourne, increasing from 828 last week and 738 homes to go under the hammer in Sydney,...

Australian Homebuyers Consider Accessing Superannuation to Purchase

Accessing Super Unlikely to Greatly Help Home Buyers in Sydney and Melbourne

Cameron Kusher    |    International


Last week the ABC crunched some numbers for purchasing using Superannuation.  They developed figures which showed that based on the average earnings for a 25 to 34 year old, including their 9.5% super and a $7,125 per annum co-contribution and assuming returns of 3.2% per annum  the average person in this age group could save $45,545 in their Super.  For arguments sake lets say...

Volumes rise across the combined Australian capital cities and return a clearance rate of 72.1 percent

Cameron Kusher    |    International

Auction activity increased significantly across the combined capital cities this week after last week’s Easter period slowdown, with 1,732 homes taken to market and a preliminary clearance rate of 72.1 per cent, down from 73.9 per cent last week across fewer auctions (493).  Melbourne saw the most significant increase in activity, with volumes increasing from 102 last week to 823...

The number of individuals claiming a net rental loss has flat-lined over recent years

Australian Tax Office Releases Taxation Statistics

Cameron Kusher    |    International

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) released their taxation statistics for the 2014-15 financial year last week, and from a housing market perspective it provides some really valuable data on property investor behaviour.

Value of new lending

Over the 2014-15 financial...

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