Topping up deposits by as much as 15 percentage points will help, but housing isn't risk-free.
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.
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'.
Landlords and tenants alike are adapting their behaviour in response to changes in affordability and new technologies.
The latest numbers suggest construction is accelerating even as buyers become more hesitant, writes Richard Holden.
UNSW-led research has found that Australia and Germany have similar negative gearing policies yet experience very different housing market outcomes.
Chris Martin explains how a review of international housing rental markets has found aspects that Australia could emulate – and avoid.
Troubling borrowing and lending markers in the Australian housing market suggest that the lessons from the US mortgage meltdown have not been learned, writes Richard Holden.
When disputes and other problems of apartment living arise, low-income households’ options are often limited, write Hazel Easthope, Laura Crommelin and Laurence Troy.
Campaigners to save Sydney’s landmark Sirius building from demolition had a significant legal win this week, writes Chris Martin.