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Over 500 members of the local residential construction industry were on hand when the winners and finalists were announced at the prestigious 2017 HIA-CSR Hunter Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards ceremony.

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Friday, 13 October 2017 11:56

Mortgagees spending less income on housing

The proportion of income mortgagees are using for housing has declined over the last decade, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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Friday, 13 October 2017 11:24

Housing industry calls for action on energy

HIA’s National Manufacturers’ Council confirmed that energy security and energy pricing remain the most significant factor in making investment decisions for Australian building product manufacturers.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:03

Home starts continuing to slow

“Contrary to reports in the media, constraints on lending to investors are compounding a slowdown in building activity and could lead to worsening affordability,” stated HIA Senior Economist, Shane Garrett.

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Approvals for new housing rose 0.4 per cent in August 2017, in seasonally adjusted terms, reversing some of the decline recorded in July 2017, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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While the CoreLogic September hedonic home value index results recorded negative growth conditions for Sydney, from city to city, the overall housing market performance is as diverse as ever.

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Monday, 25 September 2017 12:50

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 13:40

House prices continue to rise

"The annual pace of dwelling price growth across Australia's eight capital cities moved up a gear to 10.2 per cent during the June 2017 quarter," said HIA Senior Economist, Shane Garrett.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:34

HIA reveals Australia's top homebuilders for 2017

For the second year in a row, Metricon Homes was revealed as the nation's number one residential builder, at the launch of the HIA-COLORBOND® steel Housing 100 Report in Melbourne.

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Friday, 08 September 2017 12:39

Financial regulation starts to hit investors

Housing finance commitments for owner occupiers and for the construction of new dwellings jumped by 2.9 per cent and 31 per cent respectively, while loans for investor housing fell by 3.9 per cent in July 2017 - clear evidence that tighter financial regulations imposed on domestic and foreign investors are beginning to take effect.

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