Cameron Kusher

Cameron Kusher

Cameron Kusher is CoreLogic RP Data’s senior research analyst, specialising in primary and secondary data analysis, property market commentary and consultancy. Cameron has a thorough understanding of the fundamentals such as demographics, trends, economics and spacial analysis and is a regular keynote speaker for property-related groups, regulated industry bodies, corporations and the government sectors.
  • Photo of How much will the first homebuyer scheme really help first homebuyers?

    How much will the first homebuyer scheme really help first homebuyers?

    In the lead-up to the recent Federal election the Coalition announced the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. The scheme will provide up to 10,000 loans to first home buyers each year and will offer first home buyers better access to finance without having to save a 20 per cent deposit. Additional details about the plan…

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    Is a crunch in investor mortgage demand now starting to bite?

    Dwelling values, particularly those in Sydney and Melbourne, have been falling now for a number of months.  The latest ABS housing finance data indicates that the impact of these falls is now seemingly being felt in demand for new mortgages. While the value of lending fell over the month for owner occupiers and investors, the…

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  • Photo of Recent Slump in Investor Mortgage Demand Slowed in June 2017

    Recent Slump in Investor Mortgage Demand Slowed in June 2017

    In June 2017 there was $33.3 billion worth of housing finance commitments which was 0.8% higher than the previous month and 2.9% higher than June 2016. In June 2017 there was $20.7 billion in housing finance commitments to owner occupiers with a further $12.5 billion to investors.  The total value of owner occupier housing finance…

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  • Photo of Individuals claiming a net rental loss starting to flatline

    Individuals claiming a net rental loss starting to flatline

    The number of individuals claiming a net rental loss has flat-lined over recent years according to recent data by the ATO.  CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher provides commentary on the recent data. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) released their taxation statistics for the 2014-15 financial year last week, and from a housing market perspective it provides…

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    Population Growth explodes in Victoria

    Late last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published demographic data for the September 2016 quarter, showing increases in population overall, most notably in Victoria. The data showed that at the end of September 2016 there were an estimated 24,220,192 persons living in Australia with the figure having increased by 1.5% over the past…

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  • Photo of November Outlook: Cameron Kusher, CoreLogic

    November Outlook: Cameron Kusher, CoreLogic

    The CoreLogic Home Value Index showed that in October 2016, combined capital city home values rose by 0.5%.  CoreLogic estimates that as at the end of October 2016, the total value of residential property nationally was $6.7 trillion.  Adelaide and Hobart were the only capital cities in which values fell in October.  Over the three…

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    CoreLogic: August 2016 Market Outlook

    Eager to find out what August might have in store for the property markets? Cameron Kusher, Analyst at CoreLogic Research, has looked into his crystal ball. Value growth predictions Value growth has slowed on the whole over recent months, but the two largest and most expensive cities, Sydney and Melbourne, have continued to record relatively…

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  • Photo of Sydney’s growth slows, Melbourne remains strong

    Sydney’s growth slows, Melbourne remains strong

    Home values across the combined capital cities continued to rise in August; however, they did so at a much more moderate pace. Sydney continues to see strong increases in values, with dwelling values in the city moving 1.1 per cent higher over the month. This growth in values over the month sees the total value…

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  • Photo of Owners hang on to homes and units longer, RP Data

    Owners hang on to homes and units longer, RP Data

    Home owners in Sydney and Melbourne are holding onto their houses longer while owners in Melbourne and Hobart are doing the same with their units according to a report out today by RP Data which looked at the length of time a property is held by its existing owner. Research analyst Cameron Kusher said that…

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  • Photo of More suburbs now worth more than $1m: RP Data

    More suburbs now worth more than $1m: RP Data

    A combination of buoyant market conditions and low interest rates is largely responsible for driving up property values over the past 12 months according to RP Data’s Cameron Kusher. In this week’s Property Pulse, Mr Kusher reported that 275 suburbs now have a median house value of more than $1 million. For units, he said…

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  • Photo of Rebound in dwelling approvals going to Reserve Bank’s plan

    Rebound in dwelling approvals going to Reserve Bank’s plan

    According to RP Data research analyst Cameron Kusher, a rebound in activity across Australia’s property market is having a flow on effect to other industry sectors; particularly dwelling approvals where based on recently released Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) results, throughout 2013 there were 177,418 residential dwelling approvals. In today’s RP Data Property Pulse, Mr…

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  • Photo of Fewer homes selling across affordable price points

    Fewer homes selling across affordable price points

    RP Data’s Cameron Kusher today reported that almost two years has passed since the property market kicked in again and commenced another cycle of growth. Looking back at how the market performed over this period, he found that a larger proportion of home sales crept into the higher price brackets. According to Mr Kusher, 2013…

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    Methodology: Please Explain

    Property market economists, commentators and analysts around the country often debate on the best methodologies to use when it comes to providing their analysis on property markets. It sounds complicated but methodology can be explained in simple terms. Story by Cameron Kusher. The popular RP Data-Rismark Home Value Index is calculated using a hedonic regression…

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  • Photo of One Plus One Equals Three or Four . . .

    One Plus One Equals Three or Four . . .

    Q. In your opinion, what are the benefits of using data for real estate agents and for developers? A. If you truly want to position yourself as the market expert and leader you can’t just rely on your own knowledge - you need to seek data from all avenues and this is why data is…

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