Sydneysiders’ view of their city’s liveability is very different depending on whether they live in the east or west.
Justifying Sydney’s ranking as a liveable city requires greater recognition of the inequality of Sydneysiders' access to jobs, wealth, transport and housing.
Are the millennials doomed to be nomads, locked out of the home-ownership market forever?
Owning a home has deep cultural and economic connotations. A home owner is a member of a street, a community. They are a successful adult human. They own a piece of the pie, the dream.
Not all renters will be able to become – or want to become – home owners.
For renting to become a truly viable, long-term alternative to home ownership, greater rental affordability and security is needed.
People with intellectual disability face so many barriers to finding a home of their own that it’s hard to pick one.
Think it's hard for first-home buyers? Ask people with an intellectual disability about it.
Parents are recycling large amounts of housing wealth to the next generation through intergenerational transfers.
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Those whose parents own a home are able to take advantage of a wider set of opportunities than others.
Any attempt to improve security for tenants should not deprive them, or their landlords, of the flexibility that many also want.
Any attempt to improve security for tenants should not deprive them, or their landlords, of the flexibility that many also want. The key problem is landlords' ability to give notice without a reason.
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Renting makes financial sense in a number of circumstances; it's time to move away from the obsession with home ownership.
Without substantial financial assistance many NDIS participants would struggle to find affordable housing to move into.
Shared ownership schemes can unlock access to suitable housing, although these are less common in Australia than overseas. And most are not specifically tailored for people with disability.
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Home owners and first time buyers are right to be confused, so how should you play expected changes to a low rates environment?
The renting class faces the unrelenting burden of ever-rising rents.
By focusing on intergenerational inequalities that will eventually be reversed, we are framing the housing affordability question the wrong way.
On average, Gen Ys are $50,000 short of the deposit they expect they’ll need to buy their first home.
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Without long-term solutions to the imbalance between incomes and house prices, Gen Ys face a lifetime of renting without the financial and emotional security of home ownership.
Wall to wall coverage. Mortgage advertising has a new pitchman.
Is Top Cat trying to tap into our inner huckster and charlatan, or is something else going on in Halifax's new ad campaign?
The housing crisis has scuppered home ownership dreams for many across the UK, but there is another way to do things.
Charging capital gains tax on sales of the family home won’t fly.
A suggestion to remove the exemption on capital gains tax on main residences is something no politician will touch.
It worked for these people in Liverpool.
Housing People, Building Communities
With high prices and long waiting lists for existing houses, building your own home could make more sense.
The issues keeping those on low incomes out of the housing market are only getting worse over time.
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Financial stress is more likely to cause Australians to drop out of home ownership. Why?
We’d all like a castle of our own, one day.
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Australia's obsession with home ownership goes beyond the rational.
The current emphasis on the investor housing boom masks a long-neglected, Iong-term structural problem.
Housing affordability, high house prices and rents are attracting plenty of media attention right now. The latest figures on house prices, mortgages, number of first time buyers and so on are dissected…
The dream of buying a home is increasingly unattainable for younger Australians.
Home ownership is becoming a fading hope for those without an existing foothold in the market. For increasing numbers of younger Australians, the dream will give way to a future as tenants.