July a blip on strong new home lending figures: HIA

BANK lending for new homes was still "healthy" at the start of the new financial year, despite a 0.8% fall in July, the housing industry says.

Figures released by the ABS on Tuesday showed the three-month trend on new home lending to July was still up 1.9%, and up 8.8% compared with the same period last year.

Housing Industry Association economist Diwa Hopkins said the data showed the current credit conditions were having the "desired impact", but that low interest rates were the key element to the positive figures.



Carinity teachers protest changes to working conditions

Carinity teachers protest changes to working conditions

The teachers were set to walk off the job this morning.

Toolooa St motel put on the market by receivers

Toolooa St motel put on the market by receivers

Motel for sale by expressions of interest.

Your guide to the region's Anzac Day services and marches

Your guide to the region's Anzac Day services and marches

Where and when you can commemorate Anzac Day.

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