There has been a continuous wave of planning reform over the last ten years in Australia, and dwelling approvals in some cities are at long-term highs.
To tout new housing production as the only solution to rising house prices, without examining the question of demand, is an ineffective policy position.
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Ridiculed and ignored in 2016, what can the 'dismal science' offer us now?
Reading between the lines of RBA Governor Philip Lowe’s latest comments it’s clear he has confidence in Australia’s banks.
The Australian economy continues to show some positive signs, but there are pockets of weakness and cause for concern every month.
Whitelee wind farm near Glasgow.
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.
Ghosts in the machine: housing and commercial property are battling headwinds.
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Brexit worries have shaken the professional end of the sector, but Britain's troubles have run far deeper for far longer.
What will help get them on the housing ladder?
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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.
What happens when you find yourself homeless in the countryside?
Labor’s proposals could address housing affordability.
The results of changing negative gearing are not as straight-forward as the government suggests.
Out of all proportion?
Time to pick apart the rationale in doom-laden predictions for Britain's second favourite topic of conversation.
The cost of downsizing puts many older Australians off.
There are far too many financial incentives keeping older Australians from choosing to downsize.
There’s more to house prices than supply and demand.
Real estate is favourably taxed in Australia, and it will continue to bite the housing market unless there is serious reform.
Want to live here? Houses in Stanton cost £500,000 or more.
Wealthy commuters, retirees and second home owners are pricing locals out of the villages they grew up in.
Try to look past the apostrophe…
The election campaign has so far skirted round the genuine dangers which face whoever is in Downing Street next month.
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?
When it comes to housing, perspective is crucial. San Francisco.
There is a nice weather map cartoon by Matt featuring the UK characterised by the varied intensity of dinner table house price conversation. And it is not just that we are obsessed with property values…
Housing policy not going to be easy street for the UK government.
The news that the British housing market may have reached a turning point, with one forecast showing a price fall in 2015 and a drop in London prices for the first time in three years, will have been welcome…
Putting the house on it.
As UK house prices continue to head sharply higher, Bank of England governor Mark Carney thinks they represent the biggest danger to the economic recovery in Britain. They certainly pose a stern test for…
Research shows ageing will affect house prices, with interesting results.
Despite talk of a housing bubble in Australia, house prices have been flat in real terms over the past six years since the pre-financial crisis peak in December 2007. The weighted average of established…