20160822 capital city

Capital city clearance rate rises to the highest reading this year

This week, 1,747 capital city auctions were held and preliminary results show that 1,485 auctions have been reported so far, with a preliminary clearance rate of 76.6 per cent, rising from 75.0 per cent last week across 1,471 auctions. This week’s clearance rate is comparable to one year ago, when 72.9 per cent of capital […]

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A look at mortgage lending across the states and territories

Late last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published lending finance data for June 2016.  When this data is paired with housing finance data it provides valuable insights about the value of housing finance commitments across each state and territory. According to the data across the combined states and territories there was $34.8 billion […]

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CoreLogic National Auction Preview, week ending 21 August 2016

Upcoming auctions: The auction markets are set to be busier this week, with 1,622 auctions currently being tracked by CoreLogic. This represents an approximate rise in auction activity of 10 per cent across the combined capitals on a weekly basis. Auction activity, however, remains lower than one year ago, when 2,248 capital city auctions were […]

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20160815 capital city

Preliminary auction results show highest clearance rate since June 2015, with 77.8 per cent of homes sold at auction

The capital city clearance rate continued its upwards trend, with preliminary results showing that 77.8 per cent of reported auctions across the capitals were successful. The strong trend in auction results over recent months has been achieved on falling auction volumes, suggesting the buyer demand is outweighing the supply of homes being taken to auction.  […]

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Investor lending picks-up in June

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released housing finance data for June 2016 earlier this week.  The data showed that the value of housing finance commitments was recorded at $32.6 billion which was the highest value since August 2015 but still -2.1% lower than its record high of $33.3 billion in April 2015. Looking at the […]

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CoreLogic National Auction Preview, week ending 14 August 2016

Upcoming auctions: CoreLogic is tracking a total of 1,318 auctions this week, down from last week (1,540) and remaining significantly lower than one year ago, when 2,118 capital city auctions were held. The two major auction markets of Sydney and Melbourne both have a similar number of auctions scheduled this week, with 563 to be […]

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20160808 combined caps

Less auctions across the capitals, while clearance rate reaches year to date high

After recording the strongest year to date result last week, the capital city preliminary clearance rate this week has risen further, from 72.0 per cent to 74.9 per cent, based on preliminary results. The number of auctions held across the capitals this week was lower, with 1,517 held, compared to 1,610 over the previous week. […]

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CoreLogic National Auction Preview, week ending 7 August 2016

Upcoming auctions: After rising last week, auction activity across the capital city markets is set to fall back to the same levels seen over the first three weeks of July this year, with 1,390 capital city auctions currently being tracked. This week’s auction activity is much lower than what was seen last year, when 2,512 […]

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Units are increasingly making up a higher proportion of overall stock available for sale, largely driven by the nation’s two largest capital cities

Over recent years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that as a proportion of overall dwelling approvals, attached dwellings (high/low rise apartments and townhouses) are increasing. As shown below, the proportion of attached dwellings, based on overall approvals has been trending upwards, and approximately half of all approvals are now for attached stock. […]

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Dwelling approvals continue to trend lower but remain at elevated levels

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released building approvals data for June 2016 earlier today.  Over the month there were 18,693 dwellings approved for construction nationally.  National dwelling approvals are currently 26% higher than the decade average.  Although this represents a very high volume of approvals, it was -2.9% lower over the month, -5.9% lower […]

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