Growth in Tasmanian home loan commitments might be about to resume after a sharp decline.
Housing finance commitments in July were steady at 1021, according to trend terms Australian Bureau of Statistics figures.
That ended, at least temporarily, a decline which had been running since September 2018, when commitments were estimated at 1106.
Monthly commitments topped 1000 in July 2016 for the first time since 2009 and had stayed there every month since.
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Monthly totals between 2009 and 2016 often dropped into the 700s.
Nationally, the value of new lending commitments to households increased by 3.9 per cent in July, seasonally adjusted.
That was the strongest growth since October 2014, ABS chief economist Bruce Hockman said.
"For the second month in a row, there were particularly strong increases in the level of new lending commitments for owner occupier and investment dwellings," he said.
"Despite this recent turnaround, both series remain down from their respective peaks in 2017."
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