Archive | April, 2012

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Welcome back below average mortgage rates

With the low CPI reading earlier this week, a drop in the cash rate next Tuesday is pretty much a done deal.   The question is now will the RBA cut the cash rate by 25 or 50 basis points?  According to financial market expectations (based on the ASX cash rate futures yield curve), the cash rate […]

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Vacant land market weakest in more than a decade

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) in association with RP Data released the December 2011 quarter Residential Land Report this week and it made for pretty sobering reading.  As the report states, over the past five quarters land sales have bounced around the bottom rather than showing any sign of improvement.  Over the quarter, residential land […]

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The Reserve Bank is in a real bind

Following a raft of economic data which has come out recently I felt it was important to reflect on this data.  It is obvious that the Reserve Bank (RBA) is currently in a very tough predicament. While much of the data is proving to be quite negative and providing a clear case for interest rate […]

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Population centralization…the Australian way!

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recently released regional population statistics for the year to June 2011.  These figures provide much more detailed statistics on population growth than the quarterly figures provided by the ABS and they allow a more in-depth analysis of population growth trends. Over the year to June 2011, the country’s population […]

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