Housing affordability declined across all Australian states in the December quarter of 2016, with New South Wales remaining the least affordability state or territory for homebuyers, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia.
The latest Adelaide Bank/REIA Housing Affordability Report saw the proportion of income required to meet loan repayments rise to 30.4 per cent, an increase of 0.9 percentage points over the quarter but a decrease of 1.9 percentage points compared to the corresponding quarter of 2015.
REIA President Malcolm Gunning said historically low interest rates and modestly rising incomes were unable to offset the increasing size of mortgages resulting in the rise in the proportion of the median family income required to meet average monthly loan repayments.
RENTAL EVICTION MORATORIUMS SHOULD BE REVISITED BY NATIONAL CABINET
HOUSING CONTINUES ITS RECORD RUN
HOUSING MARKET READY TO BE PUT TO THE TEST IN 2021
OCCUPATIONAL MOBILITY MUST SERVE PROPERTY CUSTOMERS: REIA SAYS
REIA News – December 2020
MYEFO POINTS TO GAINS FOR THE PROPERTY MARKET PROMPTED BY QUICKER ECONOMIC RECOVERY
REIA WELCOMES STATE OF THE NATION’S HOUSING REPORT
RE-ELECTED REIA PRESIDENT, ADRIAN KELLY SAYS MEMBERS ARE REPORTING STRONG RECOVERY AFTER CHALLENGING YEAR