Investors stepping up as first home buyers step down
First home buyers have been drifting out of the market, while investors have been piling in, according to the most recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
June was the fifth consecutive month in which the number of first home buyer loans fell and in which the share of first home buyer loans (compared to the overall market) fell.
At the same time, June was the third consecutive month in which investors increased their market share.
Still, first home buyer activity is at historically high levels – the number of first home buyer loans in June was 47.1% higher than the year before.
But so is investor activity – which increased by 116.0% over the same period.
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