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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Is the housing market set to make a comeback?

My short answer to that question would be maybe/sort of but the long answer is much more insightful. Consumer sentiment data for June released by Westpac and the Melbourne Institute this week showed that overall confidence remained quite weak however, the time to buy a dwelling index increased by 8.2% (This sub-index of the broader […]

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Net arrivals

Why haven’t the number of home sales and dwelling approvals moved in line with population growth?

With the release of the latest building approvals data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics this week for April 2012 we are seeing no signs of improvement for the home building sector.  The lack of activity has a significant multiplier effect across the economy; not only is it those linked directly to the construction sector […]

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Net income

Negative gearing the choice of the nation

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) recently released taxation statistics for the 2009/10 financial year.  The data had a lot of good information, some of which was touched on in last week’s blog however, this week we will be specifically looking at rental income and deductions associated with property investment. Over the 2009/10 financial year there […]

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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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First home buyer activity eases but still in line with the long-term average

The January housing finance data was released this week and it showed, as predicted, a slowdown in activity by first home buyers in January 2012.  There are a couple of points to note about these results: The fall in volumes was anticipated given the removal of first home buyer stamp duty concessions in the country’s […]

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Will Australia’s rate of economic growth improve in 2012?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the National Accounts for the December 2011 quarter this week.  The results continued a downwards quarter-on-quarter trend in weaker economic growth across Australia.  Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is defined as the total market value of goods and services produced in Australia within a given period after deducting the […]

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Dispelling the myths about our new Index methodology

RP Data along with our strategic partners Rismark International released two world firsts this week; the world’s first genuine “daily” house price index suite, which will cover all the major cities and the national market. the world’s first house price indices that track the change in the value of the overall asset class rather than […]

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Finance approvals increase along with values in November…better times ahead?

The volume of housing finance commitments to owner occupiers increased for the eighth consecutive month in November, up 1.4% over the month and 4.6% over the year.  Of course, from a housing market perspective it is important to separate owner occupier commitments for refinances and non-refinances.  Refinances create business for banks and mortgage brokers whereas […]

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