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Building approvals to slow in November


Building approvals figures out Thursday are expected to show a very mild downtrend in construction activity.

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Foreign ownership register approved


A new national register of foreign ownership of land titles won't include the Northern Territory.

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Home loans rise 2.9% in August


The number of home loans approved in August rose 2.9 per cent, which was short of market expectations of a 5.0 per cent rise.

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Home loans fall 6.1% in May


Home loan approvals have fallen 6.1 per cent, disappointing economists' expectations of a 1.5 per cent fall.

There were 50,366 approvals in May, compared to 53,643 approvals in April, the Australian Bureau of Statistics' seasonally adjusted figures show on Friday.

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Home loan approvals rise


Home loan approvals have risen 3.1 per cent, beating than economists' expectations of a two per cent fall.

There were 53,951 approvals in April, compared to 53,442 approvals in March, the Australian Bureau of Statistics' seasonally adjusted figures show on Tuesday.

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Stricter loans to cool property market


Banks are becoming less free and easy with their investor home loans, and that could cool the property market a little and give the RBA less reason to lift interest rates.

Many banks, including the big four, have tightened their guidelines for lending to housing investors, either making loans tougher to get or more expensive.

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Building approvals to rise in March


Building approvals are expected to pick up in March following a big slide the previous month.

Economists expect approvals for the construction of new homes to have risen one per cent in March, when the Australian Bureau of Statistics releases its monthly building approvals figures at 1130 AEST on Monday.

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Property investment up faster than last year


The housing market is showing signs of a pickup in momentum.

So far this year, prices are up by 1.6 per cent on average in the mainland state capitals, according to CoreLogic RP Data's weekly update.

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Building approvals to bounce in Oct


Building approvals are expected to have bounced back a little in October following a surprisingly large fall in September.

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Building remains at low ebb


If you just focus on housing, you can kid yourself that the building industry is going to boost economic growth in the months ahead. Read More

Building approvals to bounce in October


Building approvals are expected to have bounced back a little in October following a surprisingly large fall in September.

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