Concerns about foreign investors driving up housing prices have been growing. Australia was first to bar foreign purchases of existing residential property, but New Zealand is set to go further.
A tax on empty homes will make a modest difference to housing affordability. The sheer wastefulness of our housing system calls for something much more ambitious.
A variable special rate on new residential housing developments in selected centres could be used to create a local incentive to supply more affordable dwellings at higher density.
About 84% of cranes in Australia are used on residential sites, with commercial projects making up 5% of crane activity. Health, education, infrastructure and recreation projects make up the rest.
Without better regulation, renting will still be insecure and unaffordable.
Crime is declining, but people are getting more and more defensive about their homes.
High-rise living is no longer synonymous with crime and deprivation.
Lessons from the sharing economy could provide a housing solution for both buyers and sellers.
Hong Kong's investors have been snapping up London property for years – and now, they're turning their attention elsewhere.
Changes to our foreign investment regime are more tinkering around the edges than true reform.