#Housing Affordability

National

National

Westpac Rate Rise Could Lower House Prices

5 min read

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

News

News

Westpac To Hike Mortgage Rates

1 min read

The surprise move comes while the official cash rate remains at a record low of 1.50 percent since 2016.

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'.