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7 Signs That the Australian Housing Market May Be Peaking- Part 3

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

Tim Lawless    |    International

Annual change in rents vs gross rental yield combined capital cities

Weekly rents are hardly moving and gross rental yields have pushed to record lows

Across the combined capital cities, weekly rents have increased by only half a percent over the past twelve months. At a time when capital city dwelling values have increased by 11.0%, the sluggish pace of rental movements has pushed rental yields to the lowest level on...

7 Signs That the Australian Housing Market May Be Peaking- Part 2

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

Tim Lawless    |    International

Compared with same time last year

Listing numbers are rising
While it’s normal for listing numbers to ramp up during the Spring season, the number of new listings being added to the Sydney housing market is now 4.4% higher than last year and total listing are nearly 6% higher than a year ago suggesting new advertised supply isn’t being absorbed as fast as a year ago. The same trend of...

Investor Housing Demand Slowing

New data shows that since May 2015 investor housing demand has slowed quite sharply

Cameron Kusher    |    International

Proportion of lending to investos by state and territory, August 2015

Lending finance data for August 2015 was released earlier today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The latest data paired with the previously released housing finance commitments data shows that lending to investors has slowed sharply over recent months following the regulatory changes from APRA and the subsequent changes to lending policies from most mortgage...

Owner Occupier Housing Commitments

Owner occupier housing finance commitments take a step up but all may not be as it seems

Cameron Kusher    |    International

Components of housing finance commitments

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released housing finance data for August 2015 earlier this week. The data broadly showed a further pick-up in owner occupier lending and a slowing in investor lending. It is important to reconcile this against numerous reports that many mortgagees have been quick to advise their lenders that their properties which were formerly investment properties...

Dwelling approvals remain elevated but fall in August

Cameron Kusher    |    International

Monthly dwelling approvals, National

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published building approvals data for August 2015 earlier this week. The data showed a month-on-month fall in approvals driven by a sharp drop in the number of unit approvals. Keep in mind that unit approvals tend to be much more volatile than house approvals on a monthly basis.

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