Property Industry Escapes Banking Royal Commission Fallout
Australia’s property sector has been spared any major fallout from the banking royal commission after the final report did not contain any recommendations which will materially...
Australia Must Build Smaller Aged Care Homes
Most Australians prefer to live independently as they age for as long as possible.
Australia Must Built Heat Resistant Homes
Around Australia, much effort has been afforded to building homes which stay warm in winter and minimise energy costs. Less attention has been given to heat...
Building Approvals Plummet to Five Year Low
Building approvals in Australia have fallen to their lowest level in more than five years as concerns about the extent of the likely downturn in housing...
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...
Most Home Loan Applications Go Through
Most people who apply for a home loan can still get one, although the process is harder and takes longer.
Treat Social Housing as Essential Infrastructure to Attract Greater Investment
With growing interest from Government in attracting investment into social housing, new AHURI research has developed a persuasive and credible case for social housing to be...
More House Price Pain
House prices across Australia are continuing to decline, the latest data shows.
New Home Sales drop to lowest level since 2012
“HIA New Home Sales continued the declining trend that we saw throughout most of 2018,” said Geordan Murray, HIA Senior Economist.
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...