Housing and wages loom as stubborn problems that could bring our economy unstuck in the year ahead.
Why is it that the US -- which suffered a major downturn -- seems to have a stronger economy than Australia , which did not even go into recession in 2008-09?
Theresa May wants to rapidly increase the supply of affordable homes, but will have to tread carefully on Britain's talismanic property wealth.
The slew of numbers across various major economies this week continue to suggest a mixed picture.
The case for introducing capital gains tax on the sale of all homes.
The housing market is too volatile to look at prices alone. If you want to understand the housing market you need to look at the wider economy.
House prices in Sydney and Melbourne are cooling, housing approvals are up, and everyone's wondering if Australian banks have been lending too much.
The soaring cost of housing has helped make capital ownership more profitable than work.
What critics of the plan to use superannuation for housing miss is that Australia’s super system already channels a significant proportion of retirement savings into housing.
Housing has become integral to our welfare system, so even governments can't afford for prices to decline.
Australia's central bank is still trying to walk a delicate tightrope.
Australia’s growing cities face a shortage of urban parks. Often, the provision of parks is seen only as planning compliance or an accessory.
To tout new housing production as the only solution to rising house prices, without examining the question of demand, is an ineffective policy position.
Ridiculed and ignored in 2016, what can the 'dismal science' offer us now?
The Australian economy continues to show some positive signs, but there are pockets of weakness and cause for concern every month.
Just when you thought wind farms were bad for house prices everywhere, a new piece of research from Scotland suggests otherwise.
A drop in migration from the EU would ease demand for housing, but also reduce the availability of those legendary Polish house builders, who will be hard to replace with local labour.
Brexit worries have shaken the professional end of the sector, but Britain's troubles have run far deeper for far longer.
Both sides have used the housing ladder to persuade voters in the EU referendum campaign. Are they right to do so?
Brexit would throw up all manner of problems for the UK economy, including a rise in borrowing costs for homeowners.