Archive | August, 2012

Subs within Eastern Suburbs

Where is it more affordable to buy compared with renting? Some practical usage scenarios.

Get the complete and complimentary ‘Buy v Rent’ report and spreadsheet here: This week RP Data released the Buy versus Rent report.  The report turned out to be more popular than we expected – the number of people trying to download the free report and Excel spread sheet overloaded the servers that run the […]

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Median land area over time

Which city has the most expensive land?

In real estate there is no truer commodity than vacant land.  Houses and units inherently show a qualitative bias; the value of a house or unit is influenced by various factors such as the size of the home, the state of repair, the architecture, the attributes of the home such as number of bedrooms and […]

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Combined 5 caps

Capital city home values continue to rise during August

Over the first seventeen days of August we have seen dwelling values across the combined capital cities rise by 0.3%.  The growth trend over the month has been modest (as can be seen from the graph below), however, unless we see deterioration in the daily readings over the next fourteen days we are likely to […]

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Rate of decline from market peak

Housing market reaches bottom of the cycle… maybe.

The Australian housing market peaked during October 2010 and since that time dwelling values have fallen by 5.9% (7.4% to the May 2012 trough) across the combined capital cities index based on the RP Data-Rismark Home Value Index to the end of July.  Over the same twenty month ‘post peak’ time frame, the US housing […]

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Housing market recovery remains precariously balanced

The July 2012 results of the RP Data-Rismark Home Value Index were released earlier this week and the results showed capital city home values rose by 0.6% over the month and by 0.2% over the three months to July. The growth in capital city home values over the month followed a 1.0% increase in home […]

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