Chinese cranes might soon be a common sight through Asia.
As domestic construction slows, Chinese property developers are starting to look overseas. The potential impacts are diverse, from property prices right through to regional diplomacy.
These units in suburban Parramatta were built as part of the 2009-12 national Social Housing Initiative.
Do affordable housing projects drive down property values? Does neighbours' quality of life suffer? Case studies in Brisbane and Sydney suggest such fears aren't justified.
The problem with the current rezoning approach is that it leads to huge windfall profits and developments aimed at the upper end of the market.
The community needs affordable housing and that requires meaningful targets for new developments. The only ones who will lose out are landholders who make windfall profits from rezoning.
Private developers in China have been increasing their debt levels, research shows.
China's private property market is to blame for rising debt, not government owned or controlled businesses, new research shows.
Scott Morrison spoke to the Urban Development Institute of Australia on housing affordability.
A panel of experts on housing respond to Treasurer Scott Morrison's speech on improving the supply of housing in Australia.
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.
The RBA noted the forecast large increases in supply in some inner-city apartment markets as a concerning risk.
There are still a number of factors pointing to the risk in Australia's housing market that the Reserve Bank hasn't noted in its latest risk analysis.
Some home buyers can’t afford to go through the regular channels so the rent-to-buy deals appeal to them.
People who engage in rent-to-buy schemes might not be protected under law and are often left in unaffordable situations.
Melbourne is being transformed by high-rise apartments, with some even being purpose-built for the Airbnb market.
If the sharing economy is here to stay, planners and designers must respond with imagination to spread the positive effects of the tourism economy for the benefit of residents as well as tourists.
The Sydney housing market is the biggest generator of spill over shocks to other housing markets in Australia, new research shows.
The Sydney property market creates shocks that spill over to other capital cities, and Hobart is the worst affected, new research shows.
Crane numbers, in this case in Darlington, Sydney, are an indication of the number of new units coming onto the market.
We are hearing dire warnings from property interests fighting against changes to negative gearing. But what if Labor's proposed changes actually support demand for the flood of new properties?
Before entering politics, Scott Morrison was employed to develop policy for the Property Council of Australia, which is now leading the charge against negative-gearing reform.
The default position for politicians is to sound concerned about housing affordability, but do nothing. This can be explained by the idea of 'policy capture', in this case by industry interests.
About a third of property investors are positively geared.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that Labor's negative gearing policy would deliver "massive shocks" to the residential housing market and drive all investors away. Does that claim stack up?
Labor’s proposals could address housing affordability.
The results of changing negative gearing are not as straight-forward as the government suggests.
Locations such as Queensland’s Gold Coast have been nominated as at risk of money laundering by international criminals targeting real estate.
Much more can be done to protect Australia's property market from international criminals seeking to wash their proceeds.
Property developers are vested interested when it comes to discussion of the impact of infrastructure charges.
Vested interests benefit from the illusion of unsettled academic debate.
Bringing together buyers and sellers of apartments could result in better apartment pricing and design.
Lessons from the sharing economy could provide a housing solution for both buyers and sellers.
Removing negative gearing may have supply side impacts that are not as straightforward as has been suggested.
There are well-rehearsed arguments both for and against removing negative gearing from property.
Are loans guaranteed by parents adding unnecessary risk to the market?
First home buyers looking to break into the housing market are turning to their parents, but it's not a risk-free proposition for either party.
The notion that Chinese buyers are pushing up house prices is a “zombie idea”
Despite valiant efforts by commentators such as Bernard Keane and Michael Pascoe to slay claims that Chinese buyers are making it harder for ordinary Australians to enter the housing market, the notion…