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RBA leaves cash rate on hold at 2.0 per cent

At its meeting today, the RBA Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent.  Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision The global economy is expanding at a moderate pace, but some key commodity prices are much lower than a year ago. This trend appears largely to reflect increased supply, [...]

What’s all this talk about a property bubble in Australia? Evidence may suggest otherwise.

There's been a lot of talk about a property bubble lately, but is there real evidence to support such a case? Leading economists from across Australia have weighed in with their opinions, and the overwhelming majority have predicted quite the opposite to the barrage of headlines making waves across media outlets in recent months. In [...]

Form vs function: Have your say in the debate on apartment design standards.

To understand what makes for great medium and high density living, and to contribute to the current debate on apartment design standards, Assemble is reaching out to you to tell them how you live now – and how you’d like to live in the future – via a national small footprint living survey. The survey [...]

HTW’s June 2015 National Property Clock

National valuation firm & research house Herron Todd White (HTW) have just released their 'National Property Clock' for June 2015. The 'simple broad brush' analysis tool suggests where various property markets are at relative to their timing in the property cycle, as well as what direction prices are heading in. Click the image to expand!  [...]

Affordability issues pushing investors outwards

As issues surrounding affordability continue to rise, investors are increasingly looking further afield to get into the property market. There's no denying that the cost of housing within the inner-city of Australia's capitals is continuing to rise, particularly in Melbourne and Sydney - and as a result, potential buyers and investors are increasingly looking further [...]

April Property Snapshot

April Property Snapshot Infographic Relatively low consumer confidence, stricter serviceability requirements for borrowers, tighter lending conditions for investors, affordability challenges and low rental yields are all factors that may contribute to the moderation in housing market conditions over 2015. These factors could be somewhat offset by the low returns from risk free assets and interest [...]

CoreLogic RP Data’s Capital Markets Report 2015

Housing market overview Australia's housing market has broadly been in an upswing since June 2012, with dwelling values across CoreLogic RP Data's combined capital city index having increased by 22.2 per cent through to January 2015.  With the release of CoreLogic RP Data's latest Capital Markets Report for 2015, we take a look at some [...]