Property inequality keeps on growing, stopping it will take strong principles and brave politicians.
The Sydney property market creates shocks that spill over to other capital cities, and Hobart is the worst affected, new research shows.
Landlords and property agents often apply 'no pets' rules even though many households see them as part of the family. Their difficulty in finding rental housing then becomes a source of great stress.
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?
Herding behaviour is leading to excessive borrowing, further fuelling apartment prices, particularly in Sydney.
When it's cheaper to buy and rent out and then rent another place, you know something is wrong with negative gearing.
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.
Negative gearing is not the housing saviour those in the industry claim it to be.
There's no accurate data on foreign investment in Australian real estate, but what we do have suggests it's only partly to blame for rising house prices.
New research released today shows that changes to NSW strata law that allow the sale of apartments against the owner's wishes likely won't improve housing affordability or availability.
It's not a new idea, but one that warrants a fresh look given the property bubbles in Australia and New Zealand.
Treasurer Joe Hockey doesn't believe Sydney housing is unaffordable. The data suggests otherwise.