Without innovation in all five building phases, the industry won’t have the capacity to meet market demands or to deliver the social and affordable housing the government is promising.
Canadian universities host thousands of international students, many of whom come from India. While all these students need housing, many face discrimination in the rental market.
New builds sell at a 10% premium to the rest of the market.
Gone are the days when buy to let landlords were behind most of the private rental properties in the UK.
It’s often claimed that reforming tenancy laws to better protect tenants will drive landlords out of the market, leading to fewer rental properties. A new study finds no evidence to support the claim.
New research shows discrimination against Aboriginal Victorians in the private rental housing market is systemic, but there are solutions.
While the Productivity Commission’s critique of the national housing agreement is justified, its faith in the market is not. The Albanese government is right to invest in building social housing.
Unaffordability is only one type of housing vulnerability that has taken its toll on British Columbians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Central banks are having to choose between ruinous inflation or ruinous interest rates.
Because housing is sensitive to changes in borrowing costs, it can tell policymakers and consumers a lot about whether the Fed’s plan is working.
Ensuring visible minorities have equitable access to affordable housing is an important step in fulfilling the National Housing Strategy’s goal to make affordable housing available to all Canadians.
While the idea of rent controls can seem attractive at first glance, the evidence suggests the government is right to be sceptical of their ability to help ease the housing crisis.
As demand grows for real estate and housing prices rise, more people are being priced out of the market. Government intervention is needed to produce affordable housing and control speculation.
Sub-2% mortgages are a thing of the past. The Reserve Bank’s governor has signalled variable rates will rise sooner than previously expected, but says he doesn’t expect it in 2022.
Luxe Listings Sydney is a hit; MTV Cribs is making a comeback. We all want a taste of how the other half live.
House prices have been stronger than most had expected at the start of the pandemic, but can they continue rising?
Most of the budget’s housing measures shuffle the queue, rather than increase the number of homes.
New Zealand’s financial system is sound but still vulnerable, according to the Reserve Bank. But without better evidence there’s too much room for fear-mongering and confusion.
The fallout from COVID-19 for housing and homelessness just adds to the urgency of fixing the long-standing ills of the housing market. The well-being of Australia’s economy and people depends on it.
Buyers and renters are very rarely told the energy rating of housing, but don’t blame the agents. As it’s voluntary for existing homes, very few are rated, so it’s not a big factor in the market.