Archive | October, 2011

Annual change in Consumer Price Index by expenditure class, Seasonally Adjusted

Housing costs show the largest quarterly rise in the September CPI

Its worthwhile having a closer peek at the ‘new look’ CPI figures just released by the ABS- particularly, how have the components of the housing category contributed to price rises. The September quarter data was the first time the 16th series of CPI has been publicly released (the 15th series was phased out in June).  […]

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Distribution of Local Government Area's

The ups and downs of the multi-speed economy

We’ve commented quite a few times recently on how the low volume of homes being transacted across the country is creating tough conditions across the real estate sector.  Transactions volumes nationally are running about 11% below the five year average.  The good news is that national sales volumes have shown some subtle improvements over the […]

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Median land price

Who’s got the biggest?

When it comes to land area, size matters.  Or at least it used to.  More recently, with affordability pressures from a buyer’s perspective, yield pressures from a development perspective and urban management from a policy perspective, we have seen an extended trend towards smaller blocks of land across each of the capital cities. The trends […]

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House price gap

The pre-stamp duty surge

We’ve just updated our month to month models for transaction volumes and the results for Queensland are certainly interesting.  Most Queenslanders would be aware of the stamp duty changes that were brought in with the latest Budget announcement earlier in the year:  from the first of August owner occupiers would no longer benefit from stamp […]

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