The Queensland government should scotch any idea of capping rentals if they want to help people searching for a house to rent, and actually do something, rather than convening more housing summits.
Rule out changing negative gearing
It’s time for the prime minister to step up and rule out tinkering with the housing market and get on with the job of creating more supply. In particular he must rule out any changes to negative gearing.
Housing Affordability Index Q3 2022
The AIP Housing Affordability Index for the September Quarter 2022 has been released. It shows record repayment unaffordability over the history of the index although it is a little easier to save the deposit.
Queensland Housing Summit too little, too late
The Queensland Housing Summit was an admission of failure and did nothing to address the real problems in housing affordability in Queensland.
Housing Affordability Index March 2022
Housing repayments were more affordable in the first quarter this year than the last quarter in 2021, but interest rate hikes since then will reverse this.
Coalition housing policy has lower costs, higher returns to beat Labor policy
It's time we accepted superannuation is not an end in itself but a component of good retirement policy, of which home ownership has to be the cornerstone.
Scheme 6 years overdue
The greatest risk in old age is not that your superannuation balance isn’t high enough, but that you don’t own your own home
Housing Affordability Index December 2021
Housing affordability continued to decline in the December quarter last year. This is mainly due to a strong increase in property prices in most cities, although it was only moderate in Australia's largest market, Sydney.
Sly “Uncle” Albo’s shared equity scheme doesn’t shape up
Detailed analysis of the ALP’s shared equity home buyer scheme shows that it is poorly designed, expensive and discriminatory, makes no difference to housing affordability and the cost has already almost doubled.
Australian Housing Affordability Index September 2021
The latest Australian Institute for Progress Housing Affordability Index shows housing affordability improved slightly in the September Quarter, 2021. This was as a result of price falls in Melbourne, while they stayed almost stationary in Sydney.