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House price growth continues to moderate in Australian capital cities

Friday, 15 August 2014
Residential property price growth in Australia has moderated with values in capital cities up just 1.7% in the second the second quarter of the year.
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Property market in New Zealand sees seasonal slowdown

Tuesday, 12 August 2014
The property market in New Zealand is experiencing a slight slowdown with rising interest rates and the forthcoming election influencing buyer behaviour.
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New home sales market in Australia reports healthy growth

Monday, 11 August 2014
New home sales in Australia increased by 1.2% in June and were up 2% on a quarterly basis, according to the latest home sales report from the Housing Industry Association (HIA).
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Australia has two tier property price market as growth continues in Sydney and Melbourne

Thursday, 07 August 2014
Residential property prices in Australia’s capital cities increased by 1.1% in the second quarter of 2014 with Sydney and Melbourne continuing to drive a two tier housing market in the country.
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New home recovery in Australia grinds to a halt

Friday, 01 August 2014
Residential building approvals in Australia fell in June but they are still 16% higher than a year ago, according to the latest data to be published.
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New home lending in Australia at four year high

Tuesday, 15 July 2014
New home lending activity in Australia is still trending higher with the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing it at its highest level for four years.
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New home building in Australia rises after slow start to the year

Wednesday, 09 July 2014
Residential building approvals in Australia rebounded in May after falling back during the first few months of 2014, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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Home affordability in New Zealand down by almost 8% in last 12 months

Friday, 04 July 2014
Home affordability across New Zealand has deteriorated by 7.6% over the past year, according to a new analysis.
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Property prices up 1.4% month on month in Australian cities

Thursday, 03 July 2014
Prices in Australia’s capital cities increases by 1.4% in June with all cities apart from Adelaide and Darwin recording a rise in values, according to the latest RP Data monthly report.
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Buoyant outlook for new home building in Australia

Friday, 27 June 2014
New home sales in Australia posted a fourth consecutive gain in April 2014, providing an important positive signal for broader economic activity, according to the Housing Industry Association.
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Home building numbers in Australia easing, latest data shows

Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Residential building approvals slipped back for the third consecutive month in April after reaching a decade high in January, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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Property sales down in New Zealand but prices hold steady

Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Residential property sales in New Zealand continued to fall last month but prices remained steady, according to the latest monthly report from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.
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New home lending and building up in Australia

Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Lending for new home building is continuing to rise in Australia, up 5.4% in April to reach the highest quarterly level since early 2010, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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Property prices in Australian capital cities down month on month for first time in a year

Tuesday, 03 June 2014
Property values in Australia’s capital cities have seen their first month on month fall for a year, down 1.9% compared with May 2013, the latest published figures show.
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Australia sees surge in building activity the latest ABS figures show

Thursday, 29 May 2014
Residential building activity in Australia has surged ahead in the first quarter of this year with preliminary figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing strong growth
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New home lending and property prices up in Australia

Thursday, 15 May 2014
New home lending in Australia increased during the March quarter this year, alongside a further strengthening in dwelling prices, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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Prices hold steady in New Zealand but sales fall, latest monthly index shows

Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Residential real estate sales volumes have fallen in New Zealand but prices held steady in April, according to the latest monthly index from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.
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Marked slowdown in housing markets in Australian capital cities, latest index shows

Friday, 09 May 2014
After a surge in values over the first quarter of this year, housing market results in Australian capital cities have shown a marked slowdown with values only 0.3% higher in April, the latest index shows.
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Auckland property prices fell last month, back to 2012 levels

Monday, 05 May 2014
Auckland residential property prices cooled slightly during April with sales down around 15% over the same time last year, the latest real estate data shows.
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Foreign buyers pushing up office property sales in Sydney, latest data shows

Thursday, 24 April 2014
Foreign investors, particularly from Asia, have an intense appetite for office buildings throughout Sydney’s CBD and Metro and have pushed up sales in the past 12 months.
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New home starts soar in some parts of Australia, latest stats show

Monday, 21 April 2014
New home starts in Australia increased by 8.2% in Australia in the final quarter of 2013, the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows.
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New home sector seeing strong growth in Australia

Monday, 14 April 2014
Residential building approvals remained close to record levels during February despite falling slightly, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
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House prices up 6% in New Zealand to new record high, latest monthly index shows

Friday, 11 April 2014
Median house prices in New Zealand have reached a new high of $440,000 and sales have also increased, according to the latest index from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.
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Prices in Australian capital cities up 2.3% but growth unlikely to be sustained

Tuesday, 08 April 2014
Prices in capital cities in Australia increased by 2.3% in March with values up in every state month on month, the latest real estate index show
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Auckland prices up 7% last month, latest data shows

Friday, 04 April 2014
Residential property prices in Auckland, New Zealand, increased by 7% last month with average house prices reaching $725,708, according to the latest data from agents Barfoot & Thompson.
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Detached homes lead new property sales growth in Australia

Wednesday, 02 April 2014
Detached properties in Australia drove a strong result for new home sales in February, up 6.9%, according to the latest data from the Housing Industry Association.
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Australian policy on foreign investment in property under review

Monday, 31 March 2014
The law surrounding the purchase of property in Australia by foreign nationals is being reviewed amid concern that buyers, especially from China, are pricing locals out of the market in popular locations.
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Housing affordability falls in Australia

Thursday, 27 March 2014
Housing affordability in Australia declined slightly in the final quarter of 2013, driven by the impact of previous interest rate cuts tapering off, according to the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.
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Property value growth in Australian capital cities slows, latest monthly index shows

Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Residential property value growth in capital cities in Australia didn’t really move last month with the market pausing for a breather, according to the latest RP Data Rismark home value index.
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New dwelling consents in New Zealand at highest level since 2007

Tuesday, 11 March 2014
New dwelling consents in New Zealand has continued to rise and is now at its highest level since September 2007, according to data from Statistics New Zealand.
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Approvals for new homes in Australia jump 6.8% to reach record level

Friday, 07 March 2014
Residential building approvals in Australia reached record levels in January 2014, up 6.8% in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.
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