Sydney home buyers picking up the investor financing baton: Pete Wargent

Sydney home buyers picking up the investor financing baton: Pete Wargent
Sydney home buyers picking up the investor financing baton: Pete Wargent
Market expectations were once again on the money and Housing Finance rebounded in June rising by 2.8% to a seasonally adjusted $32.07 billion.
 
The trend estimate rose slightly to a new record high of $32.15 billion.

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The number of owner-occupier loans written in the month rebounded by 4.4% to 52,672.
 
Mortgage volumes still some way lower than we have seen in previous cycles, at least partly because through this cycle so many are electing to buy investment properties instead. 

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While the seasonally adjusted data makes it appear that total housing finance may be peaking, the unadjusted or original data casts some doubt on this - June saw by far the biggest month of lending on record at an unprecedented $34.7 billion.

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Owner-occupier lending rose to a record $212 billion in the 2015 financial year, while investment lending has scorched the earth to rise to a stonking $154 billion.

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However, we can now expect some downward pressure on investment lending as APRA pulls a few macroprudential levers to slow the pace of lending.

Unfortunately for those forecasting a Sydney market slowdown, it appears that homebuyers are now picking up the baton.
 
New South Wales saw a massive $6.6 billion of owner-occupier mortgage commitments written in June, which was an 8.1% increase from May and by some margin the biggest month on record. 
 
 

 

Owner-occupier loans also increased in Queensland and Victoria in the month, but declined moderately in South Australia and Western Australia.
 

PETE WARGENT is the co-founder of AllenWargent property buyers (London, Sydney) and a best-selling author and blogger.

His latest book is Four Green Houses and a Red Hotel.

Pete Wargent

Pete Wargent

Pete Wargent is the co-founder of BuyersBuyers.com.au, offering affordable homebuying assistance to all Australians, and a best-selling author and blogger.

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