NATIONAL DWELLING VALUES STABILISE IN JULY. CAPITALS RECORD A SLIGHT RISE IN VALUE
CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said, “Our national dwelling value index may have found a floor in July, with dwelling values holding firm over the month following a consistent trend towards smaller month-on-month declines through the first half of the year. Since peaking, the national index is down 8.3%.”
According to Mr Lawless, a number of factors are supporting the turnaround in housing conditions, however lower mortgage rates, improved access to credit, a boost in housing market confidence post the federal election and recent tax cuts are likely the primary drivers. Other factors include improvements in housing affordability and a reduction in advertised supply levels. “All of which is creating a stronger selling position for vendors,” says Mr Lawless.
The improved housing market conditions have lifted the annual rate of change to -6.4% nationally, with the annual rate of decline across the combined capitals index easing from a recent low of -8.4% to -7.3%, while the combined regional markets are recording an annual rate of decline of -3.0%.
This is very positive news, but still a slow and steady market ahead of us!
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