At its meeting today, the Board decided to raise the cash rate target by 25 basis points to 4.35 per cent. It also increased the interest rate paid on Exchange Settlement balances by 25 basis points to 4.25 per cent.
The declines in property prices have slowed down for now, with the latest data from CoreLogic showing the smallest monthly fall since May 2022.
Property price falls across the country are starting to slow down, despite the RBA continuing to lift interest rates.
A great property manager is an important asset in your property investing team. When people invest in property, one of their main concerns is normally how they are going to manage tenants and ongoing maintenance issues.
Housing markets across the country continue to see slowing rates of growth while on a national level, prices fell by -0.1% according to new data from CoreLogic.
Property prices across the country saw another increase in value last month, however, the rate of increase continues to slow down.
House prices across the country are continuing their upward trajectory with a better than expected 1.1 per cent increase in the month of January.
Understanding the level of vendor discounting in an area is important as it can help you determine the level of demand for property in the area.
Full minutes of the meeting follow.
International economic development Members commenced their discussion of international economic developments by noting that the global outlook had improved, and risks had become more balanced, because of progress in vaccinations and the provision of additional fiscal support. Growth in the global economy was expected to rebound solidly in both the current and the following year. Even so, the global recovery remained uneven. Output remained well below pre-pandemic levels in a number of countries because of recurring outbreaks of COVID-19, and in some emerging market economies, where financial conditions had tightened, there was limited scope for ongoing large-scale fiscal support. The level of output was expected to remain below its pre-pandemic trajectory in many economies over the forecast period, with the United States and China notable exceptions.
Policy actions during COVID The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has taken a number of complementary policy actions to support the Australian economy since the onset of COVID. The RBA has lowered its policy interest rate to near zero, set a target for the 3-year government bond yield, enhanced its forward guidance, commenced a program of purchasing government bonds and provided long-term low-cost funding to the banking system. I will explain each of these actions in more detail shortly.
The Chart Pack summarises macroeconomic and financial market trends in Australia and provides some information about developments for our main trading partners. The graphs in the Chart Pack are updated monthly.
Over the past 12 months, we’ve started to see a lot more interest in both buying and selling property off-market.
The exceptionally strong growth in house prices shows no sign of slowing down with the latest data from CoreLogic showing dwelling values are rising at the fastest rate in 32 years.
2021 has started in strong fashion as most property markets across the country continue to see rising prices. According to the latest data from CoreLogic, house prices are up once again in February and it appears that the big banks are also predicting significant price gains over the next 12-24 months. Month to date, house prices in our major capital cities are 1.2% higher according to CoreLogic, taking the year to date gains to 1.4%. Out of Australia’s five largest cities, Perth has so far been the strongest this year, with gains of 2.4% followed by Brisbane at 1.5%.