Category Archives: Property Cycle

Australian GDP Growth Slows

Australian Q1 2011 GDP release, reported the largest quarterly contraction of 1.2%. Farm GDP declined by 10%, while non-farm GDP declined 1% on a quarter-to-quarter basis. “Flooding, which began in late December 2010 combined with cyclones in both Queensland and … Continue reading

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Sales-to-Inventory and House Prices Update

This blog updates Proprate’s charts titled Sales-to-Inventory and House Prices and extends the prior blog with the regional sales to inventory.  Chart.1 below illustrates the correlation of UK RICS sales-to-inventory ratio (SIR)  with that of house price inflation. Since our … Continue reading

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US House Price Decline-Federal Housing Finance Agency’s House Price Index

Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) seasonally adjusted purchase-only house price index (monthly) was down 0.3% in March.  The FHFA quarterly index was also 2.5% lower in Q1 2011 when compared to Q4 2010.  The index is down 19.8% from the … Continue reading

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US Housing Market Charts

Here are some interesting charts on the USA national housing market.The charts tell an interesting story about the state of the housing market in the USA Residential Construction data Released May 17 2011 Building starts fell from fell 10.6% in … Continue reading

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Australian Employment and House Prices

The recent Labour force release from the Australian Bureau Statistics reported that the unemployment rate decreased from 5.0% to 4.9%. What does this mean for house price inflation? Chart.1 Unemployment in 2011 Chart.1 shows the recent employment rate at the … Continue reading

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Australian House Prices Returning to Trend in 2011?

The most recent (released Feb 1 2011) house price data positive trend for the eight capital cities. The Australian Bureau Statistics using a clustering approach. The property clustered based on specific attributes. The weights are at the cluster level, according … Continue reading

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UK Inflation Rises: Blame it on VAT

The recent CPI releases reported a rise in consumer price index of 0.1% (for the month) and 4.0% annually. Chart.1 shows the ebbs and flow different measures of inflation: CPI all items, CPI excluding indirect taxes and CPI at constant … Continue reading

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