“New data released by the Housing (Supply) Minister shows that the Federal Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is already helping millennials achieve their home ownership aspirations and giving a boost to regional areas,” said HIA Chief Executive Industry Policy, Kristin Brookfield.
“Residential land sales have increased by 45.9 per cent from their record low in the March 2019 quarter,” said HIA Economist, Angela Lillicrap.
“Today’s (February 17 2020) announcements that builders and homeowners will be able to easily access the Australian Standard for building in bushfire prone areas will help thousands of people impacted by the recent bushfires move through the rebuilding process a little more smoothly,” said Kristin Brookfield, HIA Chief Executive Industry Policy.
“Lending to first home buyers increased by 6.2 per cent in the month of December 2019 to be up by 3.6 per cent for the quarter. This is the highest number of first home buyer loans since December 2009,” said Angela Lillicrap, HIA Economist.
The latest monthly data from the Commonwealth Bank Household Spending Intentions (HSI) Series indicates that home buying spending intentions are running at a record rate with early signs suggesting a positive wealth effect is starting to re-emerge. CBA Chief Economist Michael Blythe says the data to the end of December 2019 confirms that the trends […]
“Lending to households building and purchasing new homes remained soft in November (2019) despite the steady improvement in the broader housing market during the latter half of 2019,” said Geordan Murray, HIA Senior Economist.
“If the population growth continues to decline it risks adverse impacts on intergenerational equity,” stated Tim Reardon, HIA’s Chief Economist.
“Housing data is continuing to show that a low point was reached in April to May 2019, with a small improvement in the volume of new work entering the pipeline over the rest of 2019,” stated Tim Reardon, HIA’s Chief Economist.
The announcement that 27 lenders have now been endorsed to participate in the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is the next important step in the lead up to the Scheme starting on 1 January 2020.
“New Home Sales and Housing Finance data indicate that the housing market has stabilised over the past 6 months,” stated HIA Economist, Angela Lillicrap.