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Growth in housing finance v Capital gains

Falling housing finance commitments hint that capital gains are likely to moderate over the coming months

The value of housing loan commitments taken out in February fell by 3.4 percent over the month in seasonally adjusted terms; the fifth consecutive monthly decline in home lending and the largest monthly fall since May 2008. Investor finance has remained much more resilient.  The value of investor loan commitments fell by just 1.1 percent; […]

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Stratified hedonic home value index

Where to from here for interest rates?

The Reserve Bank Board minutes that relate to their meeting in the first week of February make an interesting read if you like to keep up to date on the economic state of play.  The minutes provide a relatively easy to digest synopsis of the factors that are deliberated by the Reserve Bank Board as […]

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Median dwelling values and growth rates

Record August growth in home values despite first home buyer demand winding back…

National property values jumped by almost 2 per cent in August in the largest monthly movement since the RP Data-Rismark Home Value Indices began in January 2005 Using the rpdata.com (ASX: RPX) property database, which is Australia’s largest and includes over 170,000 sales during the first eight months of 2009, Australia’s housing recovery solidified during […]

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RP Data – Rismark Home Value Index Release

Yep – Things are getting better

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