Market Essentials – February 2019

Market Essentials – February 2019

To sum up last year, CoreLogic has released data showing that Australian dwelling values fell 4.8 per cent throughout 2018, in the weakest housing market conditions since the global financial crisis. As we start a new year, figures like this continue to inform...
Market Essentials – December 2018

Market Essentials – December 2018

In news this month, CoreLogic’s Cameron Kusher has revealed that 73.6 per cent of properties across Australian capitals sold for less than list price in the past 3 months. This is primarily driven by the Sydney and Melbourne markets, while the proportion of other...
Market Essentials – November 2018

Market Essentials – November 2018

In news this month, all eyes have been on the release of the Royal Commission’s interim report. We can expect conservative lending behaviour to continue, which is posing a challenge for investors. The likelihood of recommendations being even more restrictive than...
Market Essentials – October 2018

Market Essentials – October 2018

In news this month, issues at the heart of the next Federal election, like potential changes to policies around negative gearing and capital gains tax are proving to be a growing concern for Australians. Changing credit policies focused on reducing the debt-to-income...
Market Essentials – September 2018

Market Essentials – September 2018

The media continues to hold its focus on the market downturn, but CoreLogic’s Tim Lawless reminds us that the downtown is relatively mild, with a cumulative 1.9% fall in value since the September 2017 peak. Indeed, things going right deserve a mention in the media...
Market Essentials – August 2018

Market Essentials – August 2018

Although Sydney and Melbourne’s market slowdowns have been dominating headlines, the news isn’t all bad, with considerable divergence across the country. Hobart, Canberra and Brisbane are seeing positive momentum. CoreLogic’s Tim Lawless warns negative equity could be...