Despite the recent slowdown, housing finance data highlights that investor activity in the housing market is starting to rise again and when you look at total returns from housing it’s no surprise.
The CoreLogic RP Data Accumulation Index which has been published since June 2009 highlights the total returns from residential property. The total returns include both the increase in values as well as gross rental returns.
The first chart shows the annual change in the total returns (accumulation) index over time. While combined capital city home values recorded longer and deeper falls during 2011-12, total returns were negative for only a short period of time thanks to the uplift from rental yields. More recently you can see that the annual change in total returns across the combined capital cities has remained quite strong.
Combined capital city annual changes in total returns for houses and units
Over the 12 months…
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