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.
Tagged: housing affordability
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.
House price falls likely to be between 18 and 32 per cent
House prices could fall by somewhere between 18 and 32 percent by June 2023 according to modelling using the AIP’s Housing Affordability Repayments model.
Interest rates go up faster than house prices decline
Despite interest rate rises, house prices have retained most of their value, which has led to a decrease in housing affordability across Australia.
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.
Housing Affordability Index Q2, 2022
The Q2 2022 Australian housing market saw a general increase in the Repayments Index, indicating a decrease in affordability, and a decrease in the Deposit Index, indicating a fall in house prices, making it easier to save for a deposit.
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.