House price growth among fastest in world

Original article by Mackenzie Scott
The Australian – Page: 3 : 10-Jun-21

Data from Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index shows that dwelling prices in Australia increased by 8.7 per cent in the six months to March. The nation ranked fourth in terms of house price growth among the 56 countries and territories that were surveyed. Meanwhile, Australia ranked 18th on an annualised basis, with house price growth of 8.3 per cent over the 12 months to March. Michelle Ciesielski of Knight Frank says Australia’s housing market has been "particularly resilient" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KNIGHT FRANK

Mortgage and rental stress worsen in May

Original article by Nila Sweeney
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 40 : 9-Jun-21

Data from Digital Finance Analytics shows that 41.3 per cent of households in New South Wales were in mortgage distress in May, compared with just 38.2 per cent in April. Likewise, 56.8 per cent of households in Tasmania were in mortgage distress. The northwest Sydney suburb of Stanhope Gardens had the nation’s highest level of mortgage stress in May, at 91.5 per cent. Meanwhile, the Northern Territory was the only jurisdiction that did not record an increase in rental stress during the month.

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DIGITAL FINANCE ANALYTICS

Record property prices still climbing

Original article by Mackenzie Scott
The Australian – Page: 15 : 9-Apr-21

New figures show that house prices in Australia’s capital cities increased by 5.6 per cent in the March quarter. House prices rose by 2.8 per cent nationally in March, and Eliza Owen of CoreLogic says the combined value of Australian dwellings topped $7.9trn during the month. Meanwhile, the national median house price is now 5.6 per cent above the previous market peak in 2017.

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CORELOGIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Building approvals bounce back on HomeBuilder

Original article by Michael Bleby
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 39 : 1-Apr-21

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that approvals for stand-alone homes increased by nearly 14 per cent month-on-month in February, to 14,072 in seasonally adjusted terms. Approvals for apartments and townhouses increased by 49 per cent to 5,350; however, this followed a 39 per cent fall in January. Economists say the federal government’s HomeBuilder scheme has been a major catalyst for the strong demand for housing.

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AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS

The year regional housing turned property on its head

Original article by Michael Bleby
The Australian Financial Review – Page: Online : 5-Jan-21

Regional property values rose by 6.9 per cent in the 12 months to December, according to figures released by CoreLogic on 4 January. Property values for the combined capital cities rose by just two per cent, and it was the first time in almost 15 years that regional values had risen at a greater rate than metropolitan values, as the pandemic saw urban residents move to rural areas for more space and greater safety. The number of transactions in 2020 was up nine per cent on 2019, although the volume of listings was down 21 per cent.

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CORELOGIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

House prices surge again as stimulus keeps market pumping

Original article by Michael Bleby
The Australian Financial Review – Page: Online : 4-Jan-21

Figures to be released by CoreLogic on 4 January are expected to show that house prices in Australia’s five mainland capital cities rose by 0.9 per cent in December. Brisbane house prices are predicted to have risen 1.2 per cent in December, Melbourne is tipped to show an one per cent increase, while Sydney house prices are expected to have risen 0.7 per cent. AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver says house prices are being pushed up by a range of factors, including record low mortgage rates, but issues such as high unemployment and subdued rental markets are likely to weigh on inner city areas and units in Sydney and Melbourne.

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CORELOGIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, AMP CAPITAL INVESTORS LIMITED

House prices on track for record high by February

Original article by Ingrid Fuary-Wagner
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 31 : 2-Dec-20

Data from CoreLogic shows that residential property prices rose by 0.8 per cent nationwide in November. House prices increased by 0.4 per cent month-on-month in Sydney, while Melbourne’s housing market recorded 0.7 per cent growth following a decline in October. Tim Lawless of CoreLogic says the housing market could be on track to recover from the coronavirus-induced downturn by January or February, assuming the current growth momentum is sustained.

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CORELOGIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Auction clearance rates surge

Original article by Michael Bleby
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 10 : 2-Nov-20

The national auction market recorded a preliminary clearance rate of 77 per cent for the week to 31 October, according to CoreLogic. The Melbourne market recorded a preliminary clearance rate of 75.8 per cent, while the Sydney market recorded a preliminary clearance rate of 79.6 per cent. Meanwhile, figures to be released by CoreLogic on 2 November will reveal that home values across the five Australian mainland capitals rose by 0.1 per cent, with Adelaide recording the biggest increase at 1.2 per cent.

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CORELOGIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Fitch tips 10pc fall in house prices as immigration weakens

Original article by Ben Wilmot
The Australian – Page: 15 : 23-Sep-20

Fitch Ratings has forecast that housing prices in Australia will fall by 5-10 per cent over the next 12-18 months. The credit ratings agency says the reduction in net immigration due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and the resulting impact on population growth will weigh on the residential market; it also warns that the restrictions are unlikely to be eased well into 2021. The National Housing Finance & Investment Corporation recently estimated that underlying demand for new houses and apartments could fall by up to 232,000 over the next three years as a result of the coronavirus.

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FITCH RATINGS LIMITED, NATIONAL HOUSING FINANCE AND INVESTMENT CORPORATION – ASX NFI

HomeBuilder scheme prompts oversupply fears

Original article by Nila Sweeney
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 31 : 9-Jul-20

Some residential property developers have reported a sharp rise in sales since the federal government announced its six-month HomeBuilder scheme in June. Cedar Woods’ chief financial officer Leon Hanrahan has warned that some developers could overbuild in response to the scheme, resulting in an oversupply of new housing. Jeremy Sheppard of Select Residential Property says the risk of an oversupply is particularly high at housing estates in the outer suburbs of capital cities.

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CEDAR WOODS PROPERTIES LIMITED – ASX CWP, SELECT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY