The main aim of housing and homelessness sector services is to ensure that all Australians have access to affordable, safe and sustainable housing — a vital determinant of wellbeing that is associated with better outcomes in health, education and employment, as well as economic and social participation.
The Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) is seeking submissions on, amongst other things, the use of cheques in an evolving payments system where the use of cheques, in general, is declining with electronic payments being preferred for many, but not all, transactions. The REIA notes that the APCA recognises that many payments with real estate transactions are still paid by cheques.
Private Rental Housing
The Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) is seeking submissions on, amongst other things, the use of cheques in an evolving payments system where the use of cheques, in general, is declining with electronic payments being preferred for many, but not all, transactions. The REIA notes...
DFA has just released the latest analysis of survey results which shows that nationally 35% of all First Time Buyers are going direct to the Investment sector.
The research sought to measure whether lower income households are able to access housing which is ‘affordable’ based on weekly rent of no more than 30 per cent of gross household income and ‘available’ referring to the extent to which affordable dwellings are in fact...
This research study investigates the effectiveness of residential investment vehicles in enhancing the supply of private rental properties in Australia and elsewhere. It explores the current opportunity to develop an effective residential investment vehicle to expand the supply of private rental housing in Australia, and...
Out of 37,000 enterprises operating within the Australian real estate industry, well over 50% of those are franchised outlets suggesting franchising popularity.
In the USA under the JOBS legislation equity crowd funding of real estate is “on a roll” and a home unit development on Sydney’s North Shore has been crowd funded in Singapore. What are the regulatory models in Australia and how does ASIC view compliance?...
This report reviews the National Rental Affordability Scheme experience and other emerging developments around the institutional financing of rental housing. Drawing on interviews with finance experts and senior policymakers, as well as a review of recent Australian and UK publications, the report details 10 recommendations...
The Commission’s Issue Paper deals with the review of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (the MRA) and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (the TTMRA).
REIA’s response focusses on real estate professionals and addresses the Commission’s terms of reference to recommend ways to further improve the...
This discussion paper forms the basis of the Government’s consultation on Crowd-sourced equity funding (CSEF). It seeks feedback on aspects of potential CSEF models, including a model recommended by the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee in a report on CSEF released in June 2014, as...
Examines the supply of, and demand for, private rental dwellings affordable to lower income households in 2011 and compared this with the situation in 2006.
This report presents information on trends and issues in housing policy, housing affordability and housing assistance provided to populations with special needs.
Secure and affordable housing is fundamental to the wellbeing of Australians. It provides a platform for a range of...
Australia’s real estate industry is heavily steeped in bricks-and-mortar shop fronts and all the antique marketing techniques to match.
This report shows that over 1 million people are living in private rental accommodation in Victoria. These tenants occupy around a quarter of all households across the state.
The TUV has analysed ABS Census data from 2011 and identified the "average‟...
The overriding objectives of the proposed standards are to be flexible and responsive to industry, less onerous, reduce costs for RTOs and less of a regulatory burden for RTOs. Furthermore the national training system is to be industry led, using appropriately skilled trainers and assessors...
This article proposes that single housing tenure categories do not enable an understanding of the ways in which households use, occupy and own residential properties in the context of broad demographic, economic and social changes.
Adapting work on sub-tenure housing choice, housing tenure is...
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: As home ownership rates decline across all age cohorts, the suboptimal quantity, allocation, and security of housing opportunities in the rental market has received increasing policy attention. To date, fiscal strategies for attracting investment towards rental housing have had limited success, especially...