Brisbane rents are up nearly 50% more than the national average and homelessness in Queensland is increasing at the fastest rate in the country. The state can take several steps to turn things around.
Michelle Grattan and Mike Callaghan discuss the government's change to super, the complexities regarding it, and whether young people should be able to access it for a house deposit
The number of homes with serious hazards has been nearly halved, but improvements have slowed and may be in reverse.
The gap in housing wealth between older and younger Australians has widened from 161% to 234% – making it almost half as big again.
For some people, the decision to live in a vehicle is a choice with the goal of being free and self-sufficient to live how and where they want.
The cost of borrowing for a home has fallen in recent months, despite repeated increases of the benchmark interest rate. An economist explains the seeming paradox.
What happens when you owe more on your mortgage than your house is worth? Negative equity is a growing concern for some homeowners, but how real are the risks?
While authorities such as the Reserve Bank often see them as risky, interest-only loans can be helpful in some circumstances.
The share of homes owner-occupied has slipped only two percentage points since 1996, but the proportion owned outright has slid from 42% to 31%.
Both major parties have policies aimed at helping low and middle income earners buy homes. But they’re both stopgap solutions – and too many buyers, renters and even investors will pay the price.
In Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, housing co-operatives help both renters and those wanting to own a secure, high-quality home. Better housing options for Australia are waiting in plain sight.
Middle- and low-income households are being priced out of owning their homes as average house prices reach levels last seen in the 2000s.
We asked 680 Florida real estate agents what they’re seeing in the market. Here’s what they said.
Canadians need to take steps to better address the financial insecurity of seniors. Otherwise, Canada may encounter a growing tide of desperate seniors in the near future.
When properties are connected, a leasehold provides an important workaround that a freehold cannot. But the system is vulnerable to abuse.
Australians are ready to embrace electric vehicles - but an emissions ceiling would speed up the transition dramatically.
Flood plain statistics can be confusing. There are better ways to think about the risk of severe weather than 100-year storm or flood.
You may not need to sell the family home before entering aged care. There are other options.
Building retrofits are no joke: They make dwellings healthier and more energy-efficient. And when they’re done in low-income housing, they also reduce inequality.
Understanding the experiences of van dwellers is important not just for those looking to cut their ties to rents and mortgages, but also for community planners and employers.