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    Housing auction demand strong last week

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Tue, Jun 28, '16

    Auction clearance rates remained high last week, signalling ongoing strength in the housing market despite the impending election and measures to limit rampant lending to investors.

    In the week ending Sunday, 69.1 per cent of auctions were completed with a sale, based on a preliminary count by industry analysts CoreLogic.

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    Topics: House Prices

    Housing prices growing faster this year

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Tue, Jun 28, '16

    The housing market warmed up further last week, despite the onset of winter.

    The two major markets recorded solid gains over the week ending Sunday, according to the weekly report from CoreLogic.

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    Topics: Housing

    Big four banks could fall together: APRA

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Thu, Jun 23, '16

    The big four banks' domination of the market means a big enough external shock could bring them all down in one go, the banking regulator has warned.

    Australian Prudential Regulation Authority executive Charles Littrell says Australia's banking system is the most concentrated it has ever been.

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    Topics: banks

    House prices could dip up to 8pc: report

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Thu, Jun 23, '16
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    Topics: House Prices

    Property market pumps up NSW surplus

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Tue, Jun 21, '16

    Sydney's thriving property market will help deliver a higher-than-expected surplus for NSW in the coming financial year.

    The NSW government has forecast a surplus of $3.7 billion for the 2016/17 financial year in Tuesday's state budget, improving on the $3.2 billion surplus predicted during its mid-year budget review in December.

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    Topics: property market

    Reserve bank puts $A in the spotlight

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Tue, Jun 21, '16

    The Reserve Bank has repeated its warning that a rising Australian dollar could get in the way of the economy's adjustment to the end of the mining investment boom.

    And that means the exchange rate could be the trigger for the next rate cut

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    Topics: interest rate

    Seasonal housing dip barely noticeable

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Tue, Jun 21, '16

    The housing market should have just experienced a seasonal retreat steep enough to prompt speculation that the boom is over.

    But it hasn't.

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    Topics: Housing

    NT cracks down on public housing

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Wed, Jun 15, '16

    The Northern Territory government says it will boot out disruptive and anti-social public housing tenants under a "red card" demerit system.

    All new tenants will also be subject to a six month-month probation.

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    Topics: Housing

    No end to boom in house price dip

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Wed, Jun 15, '16

    If you think the recent decline in housing prices means the boom is over, think again.

    Average home prices fell slightly around Australia in the week ending Sunday, the latest figures from property market analytics firm CoreLogic show.

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    Topics: Housing

    Opaque RBA leaves economists puzzled

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Tue, Jun 14, '16

    Economists did their best to look behind the Reserve Bank's veil of words this week but there wasn't much to see.

    The central bank kept its benchmark interest rate on hold at 1.75 per cent on Tuesday, as expected, but its accompanying announcement was unusually light on the clues economists usually manage to find in it.

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    Topics: RBA

    Personal loans spike 5% in April

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Tue, Jun 14, '16

    The value of new personal loans surged 5.0 per cent in April to $7.7 billion.

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    Topics: Home loans

    Qld to introduce foreign buyer fee

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Thu, Jun 9, '16

    The Queensland government will set a three per cent transfer duty surcharge for foreign buyers of residential property in the state.

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt says he expects the fee to raise $15 million in its first year and $25 million a year after that.

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    Topics: foreign investors

    Loans to housing investors drop

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Thu, Jun 9, '16

    The value of investor housing loan approvals has fallen to a near two-year low, adding weight to the view the Reserve Bank could cut interest rates again without fear of rekindling a price boom.

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    Topics: Housing market

    Strong GDP no bar to rate cut

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Wed, Jun 1, '16

    The way the foreign exchange market reacted, you'd be forgiven for thinking the latest economic growth figures make an interest rate cut less likely.

    But the market needs to look again.

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    Topics: Interest rates

    OECD expects interest rate hikes in 2017

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Wed, Jun 1, '16

    Make the most of low interest rates.

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development expects the Reserve Bank will start increasing the cash rate next year.

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    Topics: Interest rates

    Home loans top $1 trillion

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Wed, Jun 1, '16

    The amount of money Australia's home owners owe their banks rose above $1 trillion for the first time in April.

    In percentage terms, the rise in the value of outstanding home loans since March was only a modest 0.5 per cent, but it lifted the annual growth rate to a five-year high of 7.4 per cent.

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    Topics: Home loans

    Home prices jump 1.6% in May

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Wed, Jun 1, '16

    Housing prices in Australia's capital cities have jumped 1.6 per cent, lifting the annual growth rate from 7.3 per cent to 10.0 per cent.

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    Topics: Housing

    Housing markets reflect mining trends

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Mon, May 30, '16
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    Topics: property market

    New home sales slide in April

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Mon, May 30, '16
    New home sales have fallen, but the oulook for home building remains healthy.

    New homes sales fell 4.7 per cent in April, following an 8.9 per cent rise in March, according to the Housing Industry Association.

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    Topics: new home sales

    House prices to grow, just more slowly

    Posted by Real Estate Investar on Sun, May 29, '16

    House prices will grow more slowly under Labor's changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax, an ALP-aligned think tank predicts.

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    Topics: House Prices

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