|March 2009||News Article|
New home sales continue to climb
New home sales rose for a second consecutive month in February, according to the latest survey by the Housing Industry Association out today (30 March 2009).
ACT leading in grant receipts
The ACT has had by far the biggest uptake of the boosted first-home-buyers grant.
Housing defaults in Australia tiny
Housing loan defaults in Australia have risen in the past year but are still are less than half a percent.
First-home grant should continue: HIA
The first home owners boosted grant should be continued to relieve housing shortfalls, according the Housing Industry Association.
Cheap Bonner blocks go out the door
Fifty-five of the 62 cheap blocks at Bonner have sold in just over two weeks.
Land sales volume down but prices stable
The volume of land sales is down 60 per cent on a year ago, according to the latest HIA-RP Data Residential Land Report, released today (17 March 2009).
House prices stabilising in wake of rates and grants
The Australian weighted average median house price decrease by 1.3% to $442,038, from $447,950, in the December quarter according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia and Mortgage Choice Real Estate Market Facts report released today (16 March 2009).
First home buyers go for houses
More first home-buyers are planning to buy houses rather than flats, according to a suevery published today (9 March 2009).
Housing affordability improves sharply
Housing affordability improved last quarter by the greatest amount on record, figures released today (6 March 2009) show.
Housing approvals slump
Housing approvals fell to their lowest in eight years in January, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today (5 March 2009).
Big interest-rate cuts now over: REIA
Home-buyers can no longer expect significant cuts to interest rates, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia.