Simply adding housing affordability to the stated objectives of planning laws would go a long way in positioning the issue where decisions are made.
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There’s always been plenty of debate about why younger people can’t enter the housing market, and in recent weeks it has kicked up a gear. The suggestion is that if young people stopped drinking coffee or stopped purchasing avocado on toast they would be able to afford to buy. My view is that this is…
Small spaces require a large dose of ingenuity to bring out their best but fortunately there are a lot of excellent solutions on the market. For studios, a bed that disappears into the wall when you don’t need it is perfect. There are a lot of wall beds to choose from, so you won’t have…
As the cost of housing has increased over time, the market has seen fewer overall housing transactions, despite a much larger national population. The high cost of housing is one of the reasons we are seeing fewer transactions however, the costs levied on transacting homes also discourage people from upsizing and downsizing into more appropriate…
Want to avoid paying rent in a busy city? There are a number of sites online that can help you launch your housesitting career.
Some suburbs are selling houses like wildfire, at almost half the rate of houses sold across the country. Where are Australia’s hottest selling suburbs?
If you’re looking at buying property off-the-plan, proceed with caution. Prices are expected to fall when new apartments flood our capital city markets.
Can’t afford to buy a property? Maybe you’re going about it the wrong way. Here are four ways for millennials to get into the property market.
Relaxed planning laws have given investors new opportunities to profit from an extra dwelling – such as a granny flat – or subdivision.
Cash-strapped first home buyers are renting where they want to live and buying where they can afford. It’s called ‘rentvesting’.