House prices hold steady and ready for turnaround: RBA

Data showed that for the year to February home price growth near zeroed out, however a growth spike seems to be on the horizon

House prices hold steady and ready for turnaround: RBA
House prices hold steady and ready for turnaround: RBA

Amid ongoing uncertainty in the global markets due to COVID-19 it remains low rates as usual for the RBA, who kept the official cash rate at 0.10 percent for another month.

Their recently released chart pack, which details figures from the world economy to Australia's financial figures, yielded interesting information about the Australian property situation

Private residential building approvals has continued to soar, up once again in February as seen below.

House prices hold steady and ready for turnaround: RBA

This trend continues to be driven by growth in the detached housing sector which can be attributed to the HomeBuilder grant among other government initiatives

House prices hold steady and ready for turnaround: RBA

There continues to be a gap between household consumption and disposable income.

A household's disposable income hadn't been higher than its consumption since 2014.

This is in sharp contrast to the current Covid-19 effected situation.

Housing price growth can be seen to have come out of a dip with APM recording the smallest falls as seen below. 

House prices hold steady and ready for turnaround: RBA

Residex and CoreLogic data showed that for the year to February home price growth near zeroed out.

Housing loan commitments continue to soar to new record highs, levels well beyond the 2015 and 2017 highs.

House prices hold steady and ready for turnaround: RBA

This trend is similarly driven by government initiatives with owner-occupiers rocking this trend up to $20 billion in commitments.

Investor's have also been investing further although clearly not to a similar level as many lack incentive in this current low supply, high demand market.

Jordan Fidler

Jordan Fidler

Jordan is a journalist at Urban.com.au

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