Why the sun is still shining for Qld first home buyers

Brisbane median remains well below that of Sydney and Melbourne

Employment falls below pre-pandemic levels

Extended lockdowns at the root of declining employment

Dwelling commencements rise by 23.2%

Almost 65,000 housing starts occurred during the June quarter

Big Four to raise rates out of cycle, survey says

“Those who aren’t on a fixed mortgage rate should stay alert”

Wages recover but payroll jobs continue to fall

Mining drives the wage growth, based on new ABS data

Owner-occupier loan commitments decline

Fell by 6.6% in August

Dwelling approvals on the mend

Puts an end to four consecutive months of decline

August retail sales slide 1.7%

Clothing, footwear and personal accessory the hardest hit

SE Queensland booms as Victorians pack their bags

Demand is still soaring in Melbourne, however