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The Investor Housing Party is Over For Now

Cameron Kusher    |    International

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released housing finance data for October 2015 earlier this week. The data showed an ongoing decline in investor housing finance commitments as owner occupier demand rebounded. As we’ve commented before, the data is being influenced by many Authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) reclassifying investor mortgages as owner occupier...

APRA data shows that investment lending is starting to slow

Cameron Kusher    |    International

Earlier this week the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) released its September quarter data on property exposures by Australian Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs). The quarterly data provides some very valuable insight into the domestic mortgage lending market. With this data comes a further sign that the recent lending changes from APRA are coming into effect and...

How Does New Zealand’s Current Property Market Compare with Previous Cycles?

Nick Goodall    |    International


We are in a very interesting time for the property market with varying factors indicating differing directions, and there is no shortage of anecdotes supporting all sorts of theories. 

One of the themes that has caught my eye has been when comparing the last time annual growth was this strong. In many parts of the country, this was back before the last peak in...

Australia: Inflation Adjusted Home Values

The Australian Consumer Price Index (CPI) came in low over the September 2015 quarter and real home values remain below their previous peak in all capital cities other than Sydney and Melbourne

Cameron Kusher    |    International

Measures of Australian inflation over time

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released quarterly Consumer Price Index data for September 2015 earlier today. The data showed that headline inflation was recorded at 0.5% for the quarter and was 1.5% higher over the year.

As the above chart shows, at 1.5%, headline inflation is below...

7 Signs That the Australian Housing Market May Be Peaking- Part 1

There are mounting signs that Australia’s housing market may be moving through the peak of the cycle.

Tim Lawless    |    International

Rolling annual change in house and unit values combined capital cities

There are mounting signs that Australia’s housing market may be moving through the peak of the cycle, however it is important to remember that strong housing market conditions have been evident in Sydney and Melbourne while every other capital city has shown relatively sedate conditions. CoreLogic’s September indices results, released two weeks ago, showed that Sydney dwellings...