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The ABS issued 'Lending Finance, Australia, April 2018'. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Housing Finance, Australia, April 2018'. [Full Text]

The HIA said the value of housing loans to investors has hit its lowest level since the start of 2016. [Full Text]

Master Builders said the data shows that as a share of total dwelling commitments, first home buyers increased slightly to a share of 17.6 per cent. [Full Text]

The HIA said the cost of borrowing is rising and it is constraining investment in housing, in its Construction Brief. [Full Text]