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In Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, housing cooperatives help both renters and those wanting to own a secure, high-quality home. Better housing options for Australia are waiting in plain sight.

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Stamp duty reform is needed in times of crisis where for every day parts of Australia are in lockdown, billions of dollars are taken away from subsidies to the states, says a UNSW property expert.

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It's time to reform stamp duty, one of the most inefficient and distorting taxes collected by Australia's state and territory governments.

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Coronavirus has changed the story for 2020's property market.

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Short-term letting via digital platforms benefits some in the market at the expense of others. Closer regulation might be needed in Melbourne and Sydney, where a permissive approach prevails.

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The Reserve Bank is worried that a further tightening of lending standards could take the air out of the housing bubble very quickly. Here's the way it could happen.

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The Australian housing market is now in a shallow decline, but the issue of interest only mortagages could still send it off a cliff.