Housing Finance Confirms Fewer First Home Buyers

October 11th,2016

The latest housing finance figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirm fewer first home owner occupiers in the market.

The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) says the figures for August 2016 show, in trend terms that the number of owner-occupied finance commitments fell by 1.3 per cent – the eighth consecutive month of declines. If refinancing is excluded, in trend terms for August, the number of owner-occupied finance commitments decreased by 1.2 per cent – the tenth consecutive month of decreases.

REIA President, Neville Sanders said “decreases were recorded in all states except Tasmania where there was an increase of 1.0 per cent. The largest decrease of 2.1 was in the Australian Capital Territory.”

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