Australian housing finance is booming… but can it continue?

Australian housing finance is booming… but can it continue? What the data is saying According to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) , the total value of new loan commitments for housing and within that, the value of owner occupier home loan commitments each reached record highs last month. Some key figures include: 1. The total value of new loan commitments for housing rose 8.6 per cent to $26 billion (seasonally adjusted.) This …

Three reasons why the Coronavirus crisis might fix Australia’s housing affordability crisis | AMP Capital

Three reasons why the Coronavirus crisis might fix Australia’s housing affordability crisis Key points For more than a decade now Australia has had a chronic problem with poor housing affordability. While various things may have played a role the key driver of poor affordability in Australia has been a surge in population growth and an inadequate housing supply response. The coronavirus hit to the economy is driving yet another cyclical downturn in property prices. But …

After the Bell: daily market update, July 9 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, July 9 09 Jul, 2020 Markets edged slightly higher today, new housing finance data was released, and it’s still not looking good in Victoria in terms of COVID-19 cases. Our senior economist, Diana Mousina, shares her thoughts. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) and AMP Capital Funds …

Buy, sell or sit tight? Tips for Australians buying or selling a home during COVID-19

Buy, sell or sit tight? Tips for Australians buying or selling a home during COVID-19 Some people are reacting by sitting tight and waiting for the housing market to smooth out. But it may not be so easy to put your plans on hold. You might have pre-approval for a home loan. You might need to get into a school zone for the start of the year. You might have a baby on the way. …

Market Update 20 March 2020 | AMP Capital

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets remained under pressure over the last week as the number of coronavirus cases continued to surge, economic data started to weaken sharply and financial markets saw increasing dysfunction. The latter was highlighted by a blow out in corporate borrowing rates and a surge in government bond yields (as fund managers facing redemptions sold their liquid previously strong positions and their has been a rush into …

Australia slides into a “per capita recession”

Australia slides into a “per capita recession” Key points Australian growth slowed even more in the December quarter. Growth may bounce back a bit this year, but the housing downturn will likely constrain it to around 2- 2.5%.   As a result, unemployment is likely to drift up and wages growth and inflation remain lower for longer.   The RBA is on track to cut rates this year and the housing downturn will likely see …

Aussie housing facing strong headwinds

Aussie housing facing strong headwinds The Australian housing market is in a more precarious position than the United States was before the global financial crisis (GFC), according to a new analysis from AMP Capital which shows households have frittered away record income rises by taking on debt to buy housing. Our mortgage-related debt is higher, property gross rental yields lower (suggesting over-valuation) and our prevailing interest rates are much lower leaving less buffer for interest …

Has the housing bubble burst?

Has the housing bubble burst? In some states the property market is up, while in others it’s down – if you’re confused by what’s really happening to Australian house prices, read on. Driven by falling markets in Sydney and Melbourne, national house prices fell 0.1% in May, according to figures from property analytics group Core Logic. For the year from 31 May 2017 to 31 May 2018, prices were down 0.4% marking the first annual fall …

How does housing affordability in Australia rank on world stage?

How does housing affordability in Australia rank on world stage? When it comes to housing affordability, our capital cities haven’t fared well. There are 28 ‘severely unaffordable’ major housing markets that exist internationally1—and of those, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth all rank among the top 212. These are the findings from the 2018 Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey, which assesses housing markets across nine countries including Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the …

After the Australian household debt and east coast housing booms – interest rates on hold until 2020

After the Australian household debt and east coast housing booms – interest rates on hold until 2020 Will Australian interest rates ever go up? While the global economy is seeing its fastest growth in years and the US Federal Reserve has increased rates five times since December 2015 and is on track for more hikes this year, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has now left interest rates on hold for a record 21 months …