Australian House Prices Tipped to Rise in 2010: RBA

RESERVE Bank of Australia head of economic analysis Tony Richards has warned Australian house prices will rise in the next 12 months, putting pressure on housing affordability – despite imminent interest rate rises.

At a Committee For Economic Development of Australia conference yesterday, facilitated by The Australian newspaper, Dr Richards said: “It is looking increasingly clear that Australia has avoided the large falls in house prices seen in some other countries over the past two years or so.”

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