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Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:56

Outlook for housing remains strong

“The defining characteristic of the current housing market is that investors are withdrawing from the market being replaced by first home buyers,” stated Tim Reardon, HIA’s Principal Economist.

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The Great Australian Dream of home ownership will now be in reach for many Victorian first home buyers, thanks to a $50 million shared equity pilot program launched by the Victorian Government.

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Friday, 16 February 2018 11:38

$Billion renovations market set to boom

A forecast boom in renovations is ramping up and is expected to average $8.8 billion per year and top $44 billion over the next five years.

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:29

Healthy 2018 residential construction outlook

Latest ABS figures on new home building approvals indicate that activity across the Hunter performed strongly in 2017, reported the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.

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HIA welcomes the news that stamp duty concessions in NSW are helping more first home buyers in western Sydney, but HIA would like to see more being done to tackle the problem stamp duty and rising median house prices NSW Regional Executive Director David Bare said.

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Friday, 09 February 2018 16:38

Land tax relief is definitely a big relief

“The announcement by the Hon Guy Barnett, Tasmanian Minister for Building and Construction, Energy, and Resources, that the Tasmanian government will be providing land tax relief for new build rental homes, is a great initiative and one we would like to see expand in the future for the good of the state,” said Housing Industry Association (HIA), Regional Executive Director Rick Sassin.

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Friday, 09 February 2018 16:31

First home buyer market share surges

“First Home Buyer lending in the final quarter of 2017 reached the highest level since the December quarter of 2009,” explained Tim Reardon, HIA’s Principal Economist.

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 11:20

Construction continues to grow in January

The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) increased by 1.5 points to 54.3 in January.

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 11:06

Construction continues to grow in January

The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) increased by 1.5 points to 54.3 in January 2018, indicating industry-wide growth for a 12th consecutive month and at a slightly faster pace than in December 2017 (readings above 50 indicate expansion in activity, with the distance from 50 indicating the strength of the increase).

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The number of dwellings approved fell 1.7 per cent in December 2017, in trend terms, and has fallen for three months, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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