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Market Essentials – April 2019

Market Essentials – April 2019

 In news this month, tighter credit conditions are still having a broad dampening effect on buyer activity. This isn’t just with investors, there has also been a considerable decline nationally in owner-occupier lending, according to CoreLogic. Despite mortgage...
Market Essentials – March 2019

Market Essentials – March 2019

In news this month, one point of focus was the release of the Royal Commission’s final report. On a positive note, it seems no further tightening of lending policies will be needed, according to AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver. Instead, attention will be on...
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...