Housing

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I’m starting to get an itch to rent on my own – but is single living worth $17,000 a year? | Maddie Thomas
One day I hope to be able to shoulder the cost of an entire apartment, and with no boyfriend waiting in the wings to pay half, I won’t be happy about it, but I will be ready

Maddie Thomas

27, Jan, 2023 @12:39 AM

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Australia is banking on China’s economy to take off but headwinds are looming
The Albanese government is wary of Chinese economic volatility amid a slumping property sector and shrinking population

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

21, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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From interest rates to the ‘race for space’: what is fuelling Australia’s rental nightmare?
After unprecedented growth there are signs rents are beginning to ease, but many experts predict prices will stay high for a while

Cait Kelly

20, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Country living is about community – so why are we building inhospitable estates? | James McKenzie Watson
New developments are good for growth but the boom in fortified homes is undermining what regional towns do best

James McKenzie Watson

20, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The Reserve Bank of Australia should hold off on raising rates again next month. Here’s why | Greg Jericho
Allowing time for the impact to flow through would be sensible. Inflation is falling, it’s just not yet visible in official figures

Greg Jericho

18, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Queensland and Victoria resist push to replace stamp duty with land taxes
NSW policy giving first home buyers the choice to pay annual rate prompts calls for change in other states

Eden Gillespieand Benita Kolovos

16, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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NSW Labor counters Perrottet’s land tax with vow to scrap stamp duty for some first home buyers
Properties worth up to $800,000 will incur no tax and a concession rate will apply to those up to $1m if opposition wins election, Chris Minns says

Stephanie Convery Inequality reporter

08, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Here, people shake our hands in the street’: the architects redesigning rural Australia
The relationship to the land and climate requires a specific kind of design and architects like Phillip Nielsen and Katharina Hendel are pushing for a revolution

Maddie Thomas

04, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Record falls for Sydney and Melbourne housing in 2022 – but prices remain above pre-Covid levels
Rents increased by 10.2% nationally, CoreLogic says, despite the decline in home prices

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

02, Jan, 2023 @2:01 PM

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The Albanese government has had a solid start. Now comes the hard part
Labor has grown in popularity since its election in May, and ticked off a number of campaign promises. But harder decisions await in 2023

Amy Remeikis

01, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Australia’s new laws taking effect on 1 January: from super top-ups to PCR tests and home care fees
Over-55s downsizing their house, people who use prescription medicines and welfare recipients are among those who will benefit

Paul Karp

31, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Most Airbnb-style short rentals in Tasmania used to be long-term leases, study finds
Research commissioned by Shelter Tasmania says increase in short-stay properties had impact on availability of rental houses for local people

Luke Henriques-Gomes

28, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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