The value of owner occupied housing finance rose 5.5% in June to $18.558, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
However, the value of investment housing loans fell 0.7% to $13.507 billion.
The number of home loan approvals increased 4.4%, below expectations of a 5% rise. In June, there were 52,672 approvals compared to 50,471 in May.
The total value of dwelling finance commitments, excluding alterations and additions, rose 2.8% in seasonally adjusted terms.