#Housing Affordability

News

News

What The Government Is Really Doing To Help You Buy A Home

2 min read

We break down exactly what the Government does and wants to do to make housing affordable and how it will help home buyers.

National

National

The NSW Government Is Cutting Stamp Duty, But Will It Make Houses Cheaper?

1 min read

The hammer falls, and then there's the sting of stamp duty. Most buyers get slugged tens of thousands of dollars for it.

National

National

Latest Housing Figures Look (Really) Bleak, But Are We Just Interpreting Them Wrong?

3 min read

It's the latest installment in a series of bad indicators regarding the current state of Australia's property market -- but not everyone is buying the dire headlines.

Robert Snell

Robert Snell

Property Prices Have Dipped But The Market Still Favours Rich Investors

2 min read

The housing market downturn is bad news for owners, but it's still not the good news we need for young and single-income Aussies.

Politics

Politics

PM Compares Labor's Negative Gearing Changes To Failed Mining Tax

2 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Labor's plan to limit tax breaks for negative gearing will take a "sledge hammer to people's home values" and will have a short shelf-life like their mining tax.

National

National

Dramatic House Price Drops In Sydney And Melbourne

4 min read

The nation's property prices have dropped, but there's a surprising city bucking the trend.

National

National

Australian Housing Bubble Could Pop, Expert Says

2 min read

Australia faces a "real risk" of a US-style financial crisis prompted by a possible housing market blow-out.

National

National

Twenty Percent Drop Predicted As 'Perfect Storm' Heads For Property Market

2 min read

Property investors should remain cautious of the housing market in Australia's two major cities, an economist has warned.

National

National

Westpac Rate Rise Could Lower House Prices

5 min read

"Those record low interest rates could be a thing of the past"

Politics

Politics

New Zealand Bans (Non Australian) Foreigners Buying Houses

2 min read

Less than three percent of NZ house sales are to foreigners.

Views

Views

It's Time To Declare Homelessness A State Of Emergency

4 min read

The homelessness crisis in NSW has reached epidemic levels, and I’ve asked the Premier to treat it as a state emergency.

Politics

Politics

Landlords Pet Peeves: Renters To Get More Rights

5 min read

"Renters deserve to enjoy the basic comforts of home."

National

National

Smashed Avocado Inventor: Buy An Avocado And Have It At Home

3 min read

The story of how a simple breakfast dish became the centre of national economic debate.

Views

Views

You Shouldn't Have To Wait For Your Folks To Die To Buy A House

7 min read

I recently tried to buy a home for my family. Just the one. To live in. I'm so old-fashioned.

Politics

Politics

Even Buying Units Now Very Unaffordable For Families

3 min read

Want to buy a unit? Moving to Brisbane may be your best bet

Politics

Politics

Politicians 'Asleep At The Wheel': A Plea For Affordable Housing

4 min read

"You go to any BBQ or pub, this is what people are talking about and looking to government for action on."

National

National

Australian Home Prices Will Continue To Fall: Westpac

3 min read

The time to sell and cash in big appears to be well and truly gone, but is the time to buy on its way?

Politics

Politics

People On Centrelink Can Afford Literally Zero Percent Of Rental Properties In Australia

5 min read

'This is now our most critical social infrastructure crisis.'

Politics

Politics

Newstart Recipients On Just $17 A Day After Housing Costs, Salvos Say

4 min read

Salvation Army warns of "devastating hardship" faced by many on welfare payments.

Views

Views

Why The Government Doesn't Care That You Can't Afford A Home

7 min read

For State Governments, stamp duty in their capital cities are now in most cases 'rivers of gold'.