First Home Buyers Returning to Housing Market

The latest housing finance figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that first home buyers are returning to the market as finance approvals for investor housing trend downward, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA).

“The proportion of first home buyers, as part of the total owner-occupied housing finance commitments, increased to 15.0 per cent and is the highest since February 2014. The number of first home buyer commitments increased by 1.6 per cent for the month, following a 28.9 per cent increase the previous month and is the highest since October 2014, ” REIA President Malcolm Gunning said.

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