housing

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There are three things to watch as we wonder whether a recession is imminent, says UNSW Business School's Elvira Sojli.

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A new report has found international students face multiple barriers to finding secure and affordable housing in Sydney, leaving students vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous landlords. 

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Constructing buildings to rent, rather than sell, may fulfil important housing policy objectives – but it won't take off without tax reform.

First home buyers

Topping up deposits by as much as 15 percentage points will help, but housing isn't risk-free.

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Years of regulatory failure are having direct impacts on the hip pockets of the many Australians who bought defective houses or apartments. It's turning into a multibillion-dollar disaster.

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Residential tenancy reforms are before the NSW parliament, but a key reform is missing. In this open letter, housing academics call for an end to landlords' power to terminate leases with 'no grounds'.

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Landlords and tenants alike are adapting their behaviour in response to changes in affordability and new technologies.

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The latest numbers suggest construction is accelerating even as buyers become more hesitant, writes Richard Holden. 

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UNSW-led research has found that Australia and Germany have similar negative gearing policies yet experience very different housing market outcomes.

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Chris Martin explains how a review of international housing rental markets has found aspects that Australia could emulate – and avoid.

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