Archive | December, 2011

Change in vals vs property vals

How much more finance for housing is there likely to be over the next 12 months?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its monthly housing finance numbers for October this week which provided some interesting reading.  Broadly speaking, the results are split by investment finance commitments and owner occupier commitments.  For the owner occupier commitments the ABS publishes data which shows both the volume and value whereas for investment they […]

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Dwelling investment

Property values down, retail struggling, Europe in debt, but our economy continues to grow

It seems there has been a raft of bad news of late with property values falling, limited growth in housing finance, lower levels of consumer confidence, limited retail activity, low levels of housing construction and Europe in the midst of a debt crisis.  However, despite all the bad news stories, the Australian Economy has continued […]

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Capital city suburbs with a median house value under $300k

154 capital city suburbs with a median house value under $300,000

There are plenty of affordable housing options across Australia’s capital cities; in fact there are 154 suburbs where the median value of a house is less than $300,000.   Adelaide suburbs comprise the majority of these ‘uber’ affordable locations, comprising 28% of the list.  Brisbane suburbs rank a close second at 24% of all capital city […]

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