The most recent bout of irrational exuberance provides an opportunity to examine the financial fundamentals underpinning the housing market.
A fascinating aspect of the Great Australian Housing Market Bubble is that most of the price growth has occurred under LNP governments, not ALP. From 1986Q2 to 1996Q1, housing prices, adjusted for inflation and […]
The LF Economics Senate submission to the Consumer Protection in the Banking, Insurance and Financial Sector Inquiry has been released. It can be downloaded here.
Household income growth outstripping rent growth is the last thing one would expect in a housing affordability crisis
Australian lenders are handing out mortgages like confetti
The Big Five investment banks (Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, J.P Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank) are opting to hire in the larger finance hubs of Hong Kong and Singapore over Sydney
The Perth housing market looks to have entered the early stages of a long-term price downturn. In the ‘Perth Smashed Avocado Toast Report’, LF Economics examines the long-term trends in the Perth housing market and state economy.
Welcome to the new LF Economics website. In the coming weeks we will be publishing insightful posts and commentary on this blog as the new year rolls out. This year, to say the least, was a very interesting one for LF Economics and we expect 2017 to be no different.