National dwelling values have returned to levels last seen in September 2016, and values have fallen over fourteen of the last sixteen months.

National dwelling values were down 1.0% over the month, which was the thirteenth monthly fall over the past fifteen months.

In this Weekly, we delve further into the ins and outs of the Australian housing sector.

Overall sentiment among property professionals increased marginally in the final quarter of 2018.

Australian housing market sentiment ends the year on a very weak note falling to new Survey lows, according to property professionals. Confidence levels (expectations) also drop to below average levels suggesting market momentum will probably fall further.

New research reveals how Australians are weighing up the housing market.

There’s growing awareness across industry, government and the community that we need to improve the way we design, build and operate the buildings in which we heal.

National dwelling values slipped 0.7% lower over the month, led by larger falls in Sydney and Melbourne where the pace of decline has accelerated. Nationally, dwelling values are down 4.2% since peaking in October last year, reducing back to levels last seen in December 2016.

After a year of credit spread tightening, investors are becoming more cautious and selective.

In early 2018, two entrepreneurs launched a website that aimed to address the housing affordability crisis by facilitating co-ownership. A few months later, they had an even better idea.

As 2018 draws to a close, we’d like to share some of the achievements of our Corporate and Institutional clients over the past year.

Build-to-rent could provide new avenues for investors as well as improve housing affordability, a NAB conference has been told.

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