About Cameron Kusher

Cameron Kusher is Head of Research at CoreLogic, specialising in primary and secondary data analysis, property market commentary and consultancy. Cameron has a thorough understanding of the fundamentals such as demographics, trends, economics and spacial analysis and is a regular keynote speaker for property-related groups, regulated industry bodies, corporations and the government sectors. Follow Cameron on Twitter @cmkusher

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Housing affordability deteriorated further over the March 2017 quarter

With dwelling values rising at a faster pace than household incomes, housing affordability has worsened over the first quarter of 2017.  CoreLogic measures housing affordability across four measures and three of these four measures have seen affordability deteriorate over the quarter. The four affordability measures that CoreLogic calculate are: Dwelling price to household income ratio […]

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20170706 Sub-regions

CoreLogic National Auction Preview, week ending 9 July 2017

Upcoming auctions Auction activity across the combined capital cities will be slightly subdued this week, with 1,588 auctions currently being tracked by CoreLogic, down from last week’s final result of 2,001 auctions held. However, activity is expected to be higher than what was seen over the corresponding week last year (1,399). Looking at each of […]

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20170703 - sydney

Auction volumes fall below 2,000 across the capital cities returning a preliminary clearance rate of 70.3 per cent

The combined capital city preliminary clearance rate increased to 70.3 per cent this week, up from last week, when the final results saw the clearance rate fall to 66.5 per cent, the lowest clearance rate since June 2016. Auction clearance rates have been trending lower since reaching a peak at the end of February 2017 […]

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20170629 CC TS

CoreLogic National Auction Preview, week ending 2 July 2017

Upcoming auctions This week, the number of auctions scheduled to take place across the combined capital cities will fall, with 1,820 auctions currently being tracked by CoreLogic, down from 2,355 last week. Although volumes are down this week, current levels are significantly higher than the same week last year, when auction volumes were quieter due […]

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Demographic data reveals that the rate of population growth accelerated in 2016

The latest demographic data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that the national rate of population growth accelerated in 2016.  Australia’s population continues to increase rapidly with the majority of population growth occurring with the two most populous states.  New South Wales and Victoria combined accounted for 70.5% of national population growth over […]

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20170626 Sydney

Clearance rates continue to trend below 70 per cent across the combined capitals, with preliminary results showing 69.1 per cent of auctions clearing.

There have been 1,840 capital city auction results reported to CoreLogic so far this week, resulting in a preliminary auction clearance rate of 69.1 per cent across the combined capital cities. There were a total of 2,323 capital city auctions held this week, down from the 2,444 held last week. This week’s preliminary result indicates […]

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The number of properties mortgaged is climbing however, values are increasing faster than outstanding debt

Earlier this week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its residential property prices indexes for the March 2017 quarter.  A valuable data set from the release relates to the value of dwelling stock and the number of residential dwellings.  Both of which have increased over the quarter.  When this data is paired with data […]

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20170622 Regional

CoreLogic National Auction Preview, week ending 25 June 2017

Upcoming auctions This week, CoreLogic is currently tracking 2,172 capital city auctions, decreasing from the 2,444 auctions held last week. When compared to the same time last year, auction volumes across the combined capitals were only slightly higher, with 2,183 auctions held. As usual, Melbourne and Sydney are the two busiest capital city auction markets […]

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The housing investment slowdown is upon us (for at least a while)

The latest housing finance and housing credit data confirm that the level of activity from investors in the housing market is slowing. Australian mortgage lenders have been rationing credit to the investor segment and lifting mortgage rates and these changes are starting to bite with investor demand now slowing.  It remains to be seen if […]

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20170619 Sydney

Auction volumes rise to 2,407 across the capital cities returning a preliminary clearance rate of 69.6 per cent

There were 2,407 auctions held across the combined capital cities this week, with a preliminary auction clearance rate of 69.6 per cent. Last week, the final clearance rate fell to 67.8 per cent, recording the lowest clearance rate year to date, across 1,279 capital city auctions. This is the 3rd week in a row now […]

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