The typical landlord is still the conventional “mum and dad” investor. However they are also mostly high-income and high-wealth households

Wealthy Landlords and More Sharehousing: How the Rental Sector is Changing

More people are becoming heavily indebted by buying rental properties and shared accommodation is flourishing, as third party tech platforms help people find a...

When Granny Flats Go Wrong: Perils for Parents Highlight Need for Law Reform

A “granny flat agreement” is an informal arrangement between a parent and their adult child or children. Via The Conversation, by Patricia Lane, Senior Lecturer,...
Residents of the outer suburbs like the green spaces and sense of community, but lament the lack of access to transport and other services

What Residents Have to Say about Life on the Urban Fringe

Recent studies show Melbourne’s and Sydney’s fast-growing outer suburbs lag behind other parts of the city in access to urban design, employment and amenities...
When prices are falling, fewer home owners will choose to sell if they can afford to stay put.

Why Falling House Prices do Less to Improve Affordability Than You Might Think

Housing prices are falling in Sydney and Melbourne, so housing must be becoming more affordable – right? Via the Conversation - By Chris Leishman (Professor...

Why Outer Suburbs Lack Inner City’s ‘Third Places’: A Partial Defence of the Hipster

One of the stark differences between neighbourhoods in the inner city and outer suburbs in Australia is the quality and type of retail offerings. By...

Opinion: Why Labor’s Proposed Changes to Negative Gearing Hurts Their Own Voters More Than...

It is true that housing affordability is a major concern for many Australians, and hence is still featuring as a key topic in the...
infrastructure

Is Social Housing Essential Infrastructure?

We know that safe, adequate, affordable and appropriate housing is essential for our health, well-being and social and economic security. Via The Conversation, by Kathleen Flanagan...

Head Start For Homeowners Makes a Big Difference For Housing Stress

Housing affordability changes over the years for homeowners, but this has been largely ignored. The focus has mostly been on entry-level affordability for home...

Rent.com.au Rental Market Snapshot: January 2019

Rent.com.au has released its latest report for January 2019 based on property leasing data. The report illustrates the shift in Australian median rental property...

Life In a Tiny House: What’s It Like and How Can It Be Made...

Mention “tiny house” in any social gathering and people almost always say, “Oh I love tiny houses.” The enthusiasm for tiny houses isn’t matched, however, by...

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