AU: Residential Property Prices


Mon Dec 12 18:30:00 CST 2016

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Q/Q percent change 2.0%
Yr/Yr. percent change 4.1%

Definition
Residential Property Prices provide estimates of changes in housing prices in each of the eight capital cities of Australia along with a weighted average of the eight.



Description
Home values affect much in the economy, especially the housing and consumer sectors. Periods of rising home values encourage new construction while periods of soft home prices can damp housing starts. Changes in home values play key roles in consumer spending and in consumer financial health. Rising prices increase consumers' ability to spend, based on wealth effects and from being able to draw upon expanding home equity lines of credit.