Genworth
Streets Ahead - Genworth Homebuyer Confidence Index - September 2014 | Edition 9
National homebuyer confidence increases from 90.8 to 98.1...

National homebuyer confidence increases from 90.8 to 98.1...

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Homeowners experiencing mortgage stress...

Homeowners experiencing mortgage stress...

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Recent FHB confidence increased 98.4 from 82.3...

Recent FHB confidence increased 98.4 from 82.3...

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Australian households cite affordability as a barrier to...

Australian households cite affordability as a barrier to...

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National Homebuyer confidence increases from 90.8 in March to 98.1 in September 2014
Homebuyer confidence recovers to levels not seen since September 2012
Homeowners experiencing mortgage stress has almost halved
15% of Homeowners experienced mortgage stress
Recent FHB confidence increases to 98.4 in September, up from 82.3 in March 2014
65% of FHBs consider themselves to be responsible planners when it comes to purchasing a home
1 in 3 Australian households cite affordability as a barrier to homeownership
Reasons holding Prospective Homebuyers back from purchasing a home: 35% difficulty in saving for a deposit, 29% choice of living at home and location, 18% income and inability to afford a mortgage, 17% circumstances e.g. lack of job security
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  • National
  • NSW
  • QLD
  • SA
  • VIC
  • WA
  • FHBs
Confidence
Over 50% of
income spend on debt
Comfort with debt
(LVR over 80%)
Experienced
mortgage stress
Expectation of
mortgage stress
Good time to
buy a home