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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Non performing housing loans

Australia’s financial system gets the tick of approval by the RBA

The RBA this week released their half-yearly Financial Stability Review and overall it was quite a positive release.  The report can be downloaded here: http://www.rba.gov.au/publications/fsr/2011/mar/html/contents.html The headline findings of the review were: Since the last review six months ago, confidence in the banking systems of major countries have generally improved Share prices of banks in […]

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commencements by state

Dwelling commencements slow during December 2010 quarter but way up on 2009 volumes

The number of dwellings commenced during 2010 was recorded at 169,428.  This represented an increase of 22.4% over the calendar year, the largest since they rose by 27.2% during 2002. With almost 170,000 dwelling commencements last year, it was a substantial improvement from around 138,000 commencements in 2009.  On an annual basis, there has been […]

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Greatest % of Sales

Suburbs with the greatest number of transactions during 2010

This week’s Property Pulse highlighted that nationally, property sales volumes were at their lowest level in more than a decade (the lowest since 1996 actually).  Sales volumes had been impacted by the swift increases in interest rates and deteriorating affordability levels.  In saying this, there are still a number of areas which have recorded strong […]

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GDP Forecasts

GDP indicates Australia was doing alright….in December 2010

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the December 2010 quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures this week.  The data reaffirmed what we already knew, the Australian Economy was performing quite well during the final quarter of 2010. Over the quarter, GDP grew by 0.7% which was in line with the market expectation.  The quarterly growth […]

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Household savings ratio

Soft housing finance data reflects the overall consumer conservatism across the country

The housing finance data released by the ABS for the December quarter this week highlight some interesting trends in the Australian housing market.  The ‘broad brush’ overview is that owner occupier loans are showing a small improvement due to increasing non-first home buyer activity, first home buyers are remaining on the sidelines and the value […]

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Population growth

Australia continues to create more jobs

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has just released its Labour Force statistics for January 2011.  The data shows that January’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0%. Over the year, Australia has created more than an additional 330,000 jobs, almost 264,000 of which were full-time position with the remainder part time.  Employment participation across the […]

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Regional markets continue to perform poorly

The RP Data-Rismark Home Value Index released last week highlighted that regional housing markets of Australia continue to significantly lag the performance of the capital cities.  Over the 2010 calendar year house values within regional markets of the country have increased by just 0.9% in comparison to capital city value growth of 4.7% for the […]

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Cap city data

Land Sales at their lowest level since the September 2000 quarter

Earlier this week the Housing Industry Association (HIA) in conjunction with RP Data released the Quarterly Land Report for September 2010.  The Report highlighted that land sales volumes were at their lowest levels in a decade and -57% lower than the same quarter last year. Despite the sharp drop in sales activity, the median value […]

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