The real impact of migration on Australia
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The real impact of our record migration numbers

- November 10, 2023 2 MIN READ

Over the last couple of months I’ve been talking about the impact of Australia’s record migration levels on the housing and rental markets.  This week I received a fascinating report from CoreLogic’s Head of Research, Eliza Owen, who had five key insights about overseas migration and the housing market: 1. Migrant housing demand skews toward… Read more »

Building cost spiral returning to normal

Great news: the building cost spiral is returning to normal

- October 13, 2023 3 MIN READ

Anyone who has recently built a house or completed a renovation will know first-hand the exorbitant rise in construction costs due to post-pandemic supply chain issues and labour shortages. This building cost spiral has also sent builders who had fixed price contracts in place before the upheavals, broke.  The cost increases have been a major… Read more »

Australian wheat farmers had a good year in 2023

Consumer outlook may be gloomy, but farmers are making hay

- August 11, 2023 3 MIN READ

Consumer sentiment is at near record lows and most customers are heading for the bunker. Not our farmers, though, who apparently have never had it so good. It seems most of us are very glum at the moment. That’s according to the latest Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment Index which fell another 0.4 per cent to… Read more »

common mistakes when forecasting property values
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7 common mistakes when forecasting property values

- June 30, 2023 3 MIN READ

Property values are all about demand and supply, but obviously it’s a bit more nuanced than that. Here are the most common reasons why a lot of property forecasters get it so wrong. There is absolutely no shortage of data or commentary when it comes to the property market or forecasts about where it’s going.… Read more »