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.
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.
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.
Record unaffordability looms and points to downturn even without rate rises
House prices are likely at a peak, with or without interest rate rises, as they nudge levels of unaffordability last seen just before the Global Financial Crisis.
Housing affordability index December 2020
The latest AIP Housing Affordability Index shows that while house prices have risen there is scope for them to rise much further before they become unaffordable, judged on an historical basis of what purchasers are prepared to pay.
Use super savings to solve housing affordability crisis
We've renewed our call for first home buyers to be able to borrow from their superannuation account towards their deposit based on a new study: "Superannuation and Housing: growing the cake and eating it too".
Queensland Parliament to investors: What’s yours is ours
The state government can find $200 million for the rescue a 90% foreign-owned airline like Virgin, but is happy to throw Queensland investors under a bus.
Labor’s housing affordability mess: profit for the few, pain for the many
Labor's two-pronged housing affordability package has them rowing the same boat in both directions, expending a lot of taxpayer dollars and going nowhere.