AAP April 11, 2012 12:13PM
THE number of home loans approved in February fell 2.5 per cent to 46,322 official figures show.
That was from a downwardly revised 47,490 in January.
Economists' forecasts had centred on housing finance commitments to fall 3.4 per cent for February.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said today that total housing finance by value fell 1.3 per cent in February, seasonally adjusted, to $20.295 billion.