Property markets cautious ahead of budget

FHBA Weekend Preview: 29 – 30 April 2017

With the Easter and Anzac long weekends over, many would expect both open houses and auctions to begin to rise. According to CoreLogic Australia while there is expected to be an increase in market activity, the amount of auctions scheduled for this weekend is actually almost 25% less than the same time last year.

It will be interesting to see whether sellers return to the market after the federal budget in May. If there continues to be a low level of property listings, could we see property prices get pushed up further?

It will also be intriguing to see how many buyers will be out and about this weekend. Many first home buyers have been priced out for so long that they are willing to wait a few more weeks to see what announcements (if any) will be in the budget.

In other news this week the inflation rate rose into the Reserve Bank’s target range (2% – 3%). Next week the Reserve Bank board will meet to review the cash rate (currently at a record low 1.50%). It will be interesting to see what there decision is, as well as there comments, ahead of the federal budget on Tuesday week.

Of course (as you would expect) – FHBA News will keep you updated next week on how many buyers were about on the weekend; the RBA rate decision and any federal budget leaks relating to housing affordability (along with any state government announcements).

Want to know more about this weekend’s auction activity? Visit the CoreLogic blog.

Good luck to all first home buyers this weekend!


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