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.
African cities are growing fast - and there are many reasons to be excited about this rapid urban development.
Record-low interest rates could further inflate the housing markets in Sydney and Melbourne.
While policies such as negative gearing have helped middle to high income earners own property, they have also locked low income earners out of the market and created an unequal housing sector.
It’s a game with high stakes.
We've heard all about building houses and help for first time buyers, but when it comes to housing, the whole economy's at stake.
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Miliband's plans to stop landlords hiking up rents won't fix the housing supply problem.
Is this zero-carbon? No one really knows.
Solar panels and efficiency savings are supposed to balance out building emissions by 2016, but the UK is way behind target.
Miliband might ease the squeeze in Canary Wharf but what about the rest of the country?
Miliband throws renters a lifeline but the neediest still miss out on affordable housing.
London: where umbrellas are for rainy days, not revolutions.
Hong Kong's investors have been snapping up London property for years – and now, they're turning their attention elsewhere.
Intergenerational home: the residents (particularly children and dogs!) move through the gaps in the dividing garden wall.
With a few tweaks to planning or land title laws, co-housing could help to reduce the costs of buying, owning and renting a home.
We haven’t built enough council houses since the 60s.
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Most of the best local authority homes were sold off under Thatcher: what's left won't help the housing crisis.
Cameron’s property-owning democracy plans don’t add up.
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We all want security, freedom and independence, but the Conservative Party's housing proposal does not square with their inheritance tax policies.
Housing Association tenants will get the right to buy.
The Conservatives have long dreamed of a property-owning democracy but this version will not solve the UK's modern housing nightmare.
It’s a crazy market.
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Rises in house prices and rents is far from uniform across the country. But how might this affect voters?
Feeding the beast?
George Osborne's bid to boost home ownership in Britain might look like an effort to give young people a leg-up onto the housing ladder, but the evidence suggests they will be sorely disappointed.
Housing security matters for older Australians like the residents of Millers Point, Sydney, who fear having to make way for development.
Without affordable and secure housing that meets the needs of older Australians, the nation cannot hope to sustain the productivity that is needed to secure future prosperity.
Is the UK fuller than the rest of Europe?
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UKIP leader Nigel Farage said one new house needs to be built every seven minutes to keep up with immigration. Is he right?
The slow pre-dawn commute on the M5 from western Sydney is more than a pain for these drivers: it comes at a high social and economic cost.
Our new analysis reveals nearly a third of full-time workers in Sydney commutes for more than 10 hours a week. Those workers are spending almost three full weeks a year just to get to and from work.
The grass is always greener on the other side of an interview with Nick Ferrari.
One wants to spend £60,000 on a council house the other thinks it costs the same to build a conservatory.
MIA from US housing policy.
President Barack Obama, in his annual address to the country last week, stressed the importance of keeping “the dream of homeownership alive for future generations of Americans.” One of the main ways he…