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.
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.
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.
New homes like this one in Sydney’s south-west would be within reach for more first-time buyers in New South Wales if the state government supported shared home buying schemes.
New South Wales is Australia's most populous state, with the most expensive capital city – yet it's done less than many other states to develop cost-effective options for aspiring home owners.
Lending standards are so tight that even former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, center, who until recently was one of the most powerful people in the world, can’t refinance his mortgage.
It’s clear mortgage standards have gotten too tight when even a former Federal Reserve chairman who makes as much as US$250,000 per speech cannot refinance his home. Ben Bernanke complained about his inability…
Everyone has a dream home, but for many it remains a dream.
It’s ironic that fantasy home shows are the latest genre in reality TV, at a time when affordable housing is the real fantasy for many. The format is strangely addictive – photogenic twenty somethings…