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News related to Australian real estate

Foreign buyers pushing up office property sales in Sydney, latest data shows
2014-04-24 15:44:32 [Australasia]
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.Read full article: [Foreign buyers pushing up office property sales in Sydney, latest data shows]
 
New home starts soar in some parts of Australia, latest stats show
2014-04-21 17:11:24 [Australasia]
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.Read full article: [New home starts soar in some parts of Australia, latest stats show]
 
New home sector seeing strong growth in Australia
2014-04-14 14:23:32 [Australasia]
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).Read full article: [New home sector seeing strong growth in Australia]
 
Prices in Australian capital cities up 2.3% but growth unlikely to be sustained
2014-04-08 07:32:09 [Australasia]
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 showRead full article: [Prices in Australian capital cities up 2.3% but growth unlikely to be sustained]
 
Detached homes lead new property sales growth in Australia
2014-04-02 10:17:51 [Australasia]
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.Read full article: [Detached homes lead new property sales growth in Australia]
 
Australian policy on foreign investment in property under review
2014-03-31 11:42:03 [Australasia]
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.Read full article: [Australian policy on foreign investment in property under review]
 
Housing affordability falls in Australia
2014-03-27 14:25:24 [Australasia]
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.Read full article: [Housing affordability falls in Australia]
 
Property value growth in Australian capital cities slows, latest monthly index shows
2014-03-18 17:28:26 [Australasia]
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.Read full article: [Property value growth in Australian capital cities slows, latest monthly index shows]
 
Approvals for new homes in Australia jump 6.8% to reach record level
2014-03-07 16:56:18 [Australasia]
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. Read full article: [Approvals for new homes in Australia jump 6.8% to reach record level]
 
New home sales rise again in Australia following decline at end of last year
2014-03-04 14:32:09 [Australasia]
The first month of 2014 was a positive one for new homes sales in Australia with an increase of 0.5% following a small decline in December 2013, the latest data shows.
Read full article: [New home sales rise again in Australia following decline at end of last year]
 
Residential building in Australia fell back in December, latest data shows
2014-02-27 18:16:36 [Australasia]
The recovery in residential construction activity in Australia took a backwards step in the December quarter of 2013, according to the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.Read full article: [Residential building in Australia fell back in December, latest data shows]
 
New index shows Sydney leading property prices rises in Australia
2014-02-21 16:00:39 [Australasia]
Residential property prices increased in every capital city in Australia in the December quarter of 2013, according to the latest figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Read full article: [New index shows Sydney leading property prices rises in Australia]
 
Sydney, Perth and Melbourne led house price growth in Australia last year
2014-02-14 11:53:25 [Australasia]
Australia’s national house price increase of 9.8% in the 12 months to December 2013 has been driven by house price growth in the key cities of Sydney, Perth and Melbourne, according to the latest analysis from Fitch Ratings.
Read full article: [Sydney, Perth and Melbourne led house price growth in Australia last year]
 
House prices in Australia up 1.2% last month but growth varies from city to city
2014-02-03 14:17:23 [Australasia]
Housing market momentum in Australia is continuing into 2014 with the latest index showing a 1.2% rise in capital city property values in January.Read full article: [House prices in Australia up 1.2% last month but growth varies from city to city]
 
Brisbane and the Gold Coast see apartment sales growth
2014-01-29 11:07:32 [Australasia]
New apartment properties on Australia’s Gold Coast and in Brisbane are seeing sales rate improving and general real estate market sentiment is increasingly positive, according to the latest research from Colliers International. Read full article: [Brisbane and the Gold Coast see apartment sales growth]
 
Home building in Australia reaches strongest level since 2004
2014-01-24 16:47:10 [Australasia]
Home building in Australia is recovering with the states of Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland leading the revival, according to the latest quarterly data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [Home building in Australia reaches strongest level since 2004]
 
Lending for homes continues to rise in Australia
2014-01-14 11:15:02 [Australasia]
Lending for new homes in Australia was steady in November 2013 following a strong run over the past year, according to the latest housing finance data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [Lending for homes continues to rise in Australia]
 
Residential building in Australia eases back but detached homes at highest for three years
2014-01-09 13:27:15 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals in Australia eased back during November 2013 but the recovery in activity remains strong, according to the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.Read full article: [Residential building in Australia eases back but detached homes at highest for three years]
 
Property prices in cities in Australia up almost 10% in 2013
2014-01-06 10:26:00 [Australasia]
Home values in Australian cities finished 2013 up 9.8% and increased 1.4% in the month of December, according to the latest RP Data-Rismark Home Value Index.Read full article: [Property prices in cities in Australia up almost 10% in 2013]
 
New home building in Australia set for a steady recovery says HIA forecast
2013-12-09 13:21:00 [Australasia]
New home construction in Australia is set to hold steady in 2014 before slowly recovering in 2016/2017, according to the latest housing and renovations forecast from the Housing Industry Association.Read full article: [New home building in Australia set for a steady recovery says HIA forecast]
 
Residential property growth in Australian cities slowing, latest data suggests
2013-12-06 10:17:47 [Australasia]
Residential property values across Australia’s capital cities increased by 0.1% in November, much lower than the increases of 1.6% for September and 1.3% for October, according to data from the latest index to be published.Read full article: [Residential property growth in Australian cities slowing, latest data suggests]
 
Residential building trends in Australia looking strong going into 2014
2013-12-02 13:07:04 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals in Australia only eased slightly in October after hitting their highest level in three and a half years in September, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [Residential building trends in Australia looking strong going into 2014]
 
Australian residential building recovery stalled in the third quarter of 2013
2013-11-27 14:09:41 [Australasia]
The recovery in the residential building sector in Australia failed to advance in the third quarter of 2013, according to preliminary figures published by the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Read full article: [Australian residential building recovery stalled in the third quarter of 2013]
 
Outlook for new home building in Australia positive for 2014
2013-11-14 12:18:08 [Australasia]
New house building in Australia is expected to continue growing in 2014 but it will be concentrated in large states like New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, according to the Housing Industry Association.Read full article: [Outlook for new home building in Australia positive for 2014]
 
Property building approvals in Australia hit highest level in three years
2013-11-07 17:23:07 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals in Australia have hit their highest level since early 2010 and new construction needs to grow in order to make up for the shortfall in building over the last decade, it is claimed.Read full article: [Property building approvals in Australia hit highest level in three years]
 
Demand pushing up property prices in Australia, especially in Sydney
2013-11-04 13:23:57 [Australasia]
Sydney is leading house price growth in Australia with the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing vales rose 3.6% in the third quarter of the year.Read full article: [Demand pushing up property prices in Australia, especially in Sydney]
 
Property prices in Australian cities show strong growth, latest index shows
2013-11-01 10:37:18 [Australasia]
Property prices in state capital cities in Australia increased by 1.3% in October, driven largely by the Sydney housing market as well as significant value growth in Melbourne and Brisbane.Read full article: [Property prices in Australian cities show strong growth, latest index shows]
 
Detached house building sector in Australia picking up, latest data suggests
2013-10-29 15:57:40 [Australasia]
An increase in residential land sales is set to prompt much needed growth in the detached homes market, it is claimed.Read full article: [Detached house building sector in Australia picking up, latest data suggests]
 
Surge in sales in key Sydney commercial property locations
2013-10-22 16:23:39 [Australasia]
There has been a surge in sales activity in both the Sydney Central Business District and North Shore office markets according to a new analysis from international real estate firm Savills.Read full article: [Surge in sales in key Sydney commercial property locations]
 
New build recovery under way in Australia, latest ABS data suggests
2013-10-14 11:32:09 [Australasia]
Housing starts in Australia increased by 11.2% on an annual basis following two consecutive yearly declines, the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows.Read full article: [New build recovery under way in Australia, latest ABS data suggests]
 
Property values in Australian capital cities up 1.6% last month
2013-10-01 07:59:57 [Australasia]
Property values in capital cities in Australia increased by 1.6% in September taking the combined capitals index to a new record high driven by strong gains in Sydney and Melbourne.Read full article: [Property values in Australian capital cities up 1.6% last month]
 
New home lending up for third month in a row in Australia
2013-09-10 08:02:55 [Australasia]
New home lending in Australia increased for the third consecutive month in July 2013, according to the latest housing finance data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [New home lending up for third month in a row in Australia]
 
Home values in Australian cities up and hot spring market expected
2013-09-05 11:40:22 [Australasia]
Home values in Australian cities increased by half a per cent over the month of August, slower than in previous months, the latest figures from RP Data show.Read full article: [Home values in Australian cities up and hot spring market expected]
 
Building approvals rise in Australia ahead of general election
2013-09-02 13:40:22 [Australasia]
Building approvals in the private sector in Australia increased by 1.1% in trend terms in July, contributing to a 0.9% increase in the total number of housing units approved, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [Building approvals rise in Australia ahead of general election]
 
New home sales in Australia fall for first time since February 2013
2013-08-29 14:34:31 [Australasia]
New home sales in Australia fell for the first time in five months in July 2013, according to the latest data from the Housing Industry Association, the voice of the country’s residential building industry.Read full article: [New home sales in Australia fall for first time since February 2013]
 
Recovery in new homes market in Australia not sustainable, says the HIA
2013-08-14 14:29:46 [Australasia]
A recovery in the new homes market in Australia looks unsustainable because there is not enough focus on housing reform at governmental level, it is claimed.
Read full article: [Recovery in new homes market in Australia not sustainable, says the HIA]
 
New Zealand commercial property market pulls away from Australia
2013-08-13 15:55:16 [Australasia]
Sentiment in the occupier commercial property market in New Zealand has reached its highest level in over five years, according to the latest regional report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Read full article: [New Zealand commercial property market pulls away from Australia]
 
New home lending rises across most of Australia
2013-08-09 11:33:36 [Australasia]
New home lending in Australia rose again during June but activity levels are well down across the housing market.Read full article: [New home lending rises across most of Australia]
 
New housing sales growth in Australia led by detached homes
2013-08-05 08:43:06 [Australasia]
Total seasonally adjusted new home sales in Australia increased by 3.4% in June, the fourth consecutive monthly rise, according to the latest figures.
Read full article: [New housing sales growth in Australia led by detached homes]
 
Building approvals take another tumble, weakening housing construction in Australia
2013-07-31 08:59:32 [Australasia]
Building approvals data for June 2013 highlight the continued vulnerability of residential construction activity in Australia, according to the Housing Industry Association, the voice of the country’s residential building industry.Read full article: [Building approvals take another tumble, weakening housing construction in Australia]
 
Australia house prices soar in June quarter, latest APM figures show
2013-07-26 10:31:48 [Australasia]
House prices in Australia saw significant rises over the June quarter due to the lowest interest rates in decades, rising confidence and continued generally solid economic performances.Read full article: [Australia house prices soar in June quarter, latest APM figures show]
 
High price of residential building land in Australia keeping new building back
2013-07-23 12:47:26 [Australasia]
Western Australia is the only state to have seen any consistent improvement in the sale of land for new home building, the latest data shows.
Read full article: [High price of residential building land in Australia keeping new building back]
 
Lending for new homes in Australia rises slightly
2013-07-15 14:27:36 [Australasia]
New home lending in Australia edged higher in May 2013, according to the latest housing finance figures released by the Australia Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [Lending for new homes in Australia rises slightly]
 
New homes sale increased in May in Australia, latest available data shows
2013-07-10 10:15:10 [Australasia]
New home sales in Australia continued their modest move upward in May away from the record lows experienced in 2012, according to the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.Read full article: [New homes sale increased in May in Australia, latest available data shows]
 
Prime property prices in Sydney up for first time in over a year, latest index shows
2013-07-05 13:41:38 [Australasia]
Prime property prices in Sydney in Australia are showing signs of recovery in the first half of 2013 after a period of stabilisation in 2012.Read full article: [Prime property prices in Sydney up for first time in over a year, latest index shows]
 
Weakness in Australia’s residential construction industry set to continue says HIA
2013-07-03 05:52:37 [Australasia]
The Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to keep the official cash rate on hold at 2.75% reduces the potential for residential building activity to support the national economy, it is claimed.Read full article: [Weakness in Australia’s residential construction industry set to continue says HIA]
 
Lending for new homes rises in Australia, but not fast enough say industry experts
2013-06-11 10:18:22 [Australasia]
New home lending for owner occupiers in Australia is increasing but it is not going up fast enough to make much impact on the housing market, according to the Housing Industry Association.
Read full article: [Lending for new homes rises in Australia, but not fast enough say industry experts]
 
Victoria and Western Australia named as the nation’s top property hot spots
2013-06-06 16:15:51 [Australasia]
The states of Victoria and Western Australia are the top two property hot spots in Australia, according to the annual report from the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s home building sector.Read full article: [Victoria and Western Australia named as the nation’s top property hot spots]
 
City property prices in Australia down 1.2% in May, latest index shows
2013-06-04 08:18:21 [Australasia]
Property prices in key cities in Australia fell by 1.2% in May but are still 1.1% higher over the first five months of 2013, according to the latest index from RP Data-Rismark.Read full article: [City property prices in Australia down 1.2% in May, latest index shows]
 
New home sales in Australia up by 3.9% last month, latest data shows
2013-05-29 08:29:41 [Australasia]
The improvement in sales of new homes in Australia that started at the end of 2012 is continuing in 2013 with the latest figures showing a monthly increase of 3.9% in April.Read full article: [New home sales in Australia up by 3.9% last month, latest data shows]
 



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