Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
If you want to know about costs associated with asbestos in residential premises, you only have to ask the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government.
Is the Supply-Side Argument a Con?
In classic economics, prices are determined by supply and demand.
Build More Homes, Improve Affordability
Housing affordability is about supply and demand.
Increase Housing Supply and Prices Will Fall
You often don’t know you’re in a bubble until it has actually popped. This is what ASIC chairman, Greg Medcraft, was warning three years ago. Shortly...
Slowdown on the Horizon for US Housing Market
They were fed up with Seattle’s home bidding wars. They were only in their late 20s but had already lost two battles and were ready to...
Sydney Planning: The Best or Nothing
Karl Benz once remarked that he built a great motor car with the axiom “Das Beste Oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing,” and it is...
State Based Agency Referrals Must be Cleaned Up
As Australia’s population expands, urban renewal and development are needed to cater for growing housing and infrastructure requirements.
How Should the National Construction Code Respond to Airbnb?
Back in 2011, owners of 42 units at the two-tower Watergate apartment complex in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct were served with orders to cease using their dwellings...
Land Shortages Bite into Aussie Housing Affordability
Prices of vacant residential land in places such as Sydney and Melbourne are surging amid signs of critical land shortages in those capitals, dashing hopes in...
Home Buyers Should be Aware of Major Pitfalls
If you buy a $10 item of clothing that turns out to be faulty, you can usually get a refund or replacement fairly easily. Buy a...
Low Carbon Homes for Low Income Households
When Chris White and Chelsea Mclean moved into their newly rented home in Ballarat last July, what they found was not pleasant.
NZ Reserve Bank May Hold Rate Until 2020
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand says it might not move the official cash rate for more than two years as it adds to voices pointing...
Toronto Waterfront Board Moving Forward with High Tech Neighbourhood
A board that advocates for the revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront is moving forward in creating a plan to build a high-tech neighbourhood.
Surprise Jump in June Building Approvals
Approvals for the construction of new homes jumped 6.4 per cent in June, well above the one per cent improvement economists had expected, the Australian Bureau...
Sydenham To Bankstown Planning Backdown Bad For Future Housing Supply
The backdown by the NSW Government on it’s Planned Precincts along the Sydenham to Bankstown corridor is yet another pre-election move that will put new housing...
Stamp Duty Revenue Hits New Record
“Australian homebuyers paid out over $21 billion in stamp duty to state governments during the 2017/18 financial year – and the total cost of the tax...
Housing Market Slowdown Likely to Continue
Australia's housing market slowdown is likely to continue this year, with property transaction volumes dropping as much as five per cent, according to a survey of...
US Housing Starts Jump 5 per Cent in May
A surge of construction drove US housing starts up five per cent in May from the prior month - the strongest pace since July 2007.