Property

Research report

05 Jul 2017

The report shows the perceptions of Australian property investors regarding property crowdfunding as an investment vehicle. The survey-based research design focussed on questions regarding investors' perceptions on mainly information and knowledge of the investment vehicle, risk, and return and...

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Journal article

04 Jul 2017

Comprehensive design schemes and specifications have progressively shaped Master-Planned Communities (MPCs). The market largely predetermines these outcomes, with background input from communities. Therefore, this paper endeavours to define the fundamental structures that generate differences...

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Report

27 Jun 2017

This report highlights a number of case studies on how the property industry is using data to better understand customers, tenants and users in order to deliver improved planning, design, building and maintenance solutions. 

The report encourages a broader rethink on ways the NSW...

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Working paper

27 Jun 2017

Sunlight influences people’s real estate decisions, but city intensification may reduce sunlight exposure for neighbouring properties, causing a negative externality. There are hitherto no rigorous estimates of the cost of this externality. Using over 5,000 observations on house sales in...

Working paper

01 May 2017

This paper provides an analysis of how the New Zealand tax system may be affecting residential property markets. Like most OECD countries, New Zealand does not tax the imputed rent or capital gains from owner-occupied housing. Unlike most OECD countries, since 1989 New Zealand has taxed income...

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Discussion paper

30 Apr 2017

This paper provides an analysis of how the New Zealand tax system may be affecting residential property markets. Like most OECD countries, New Zealand does not tax the imputed rent or capital gains from owner-occupied housing. Unlike most OECD countries, since 1989 New Zealand has taxed income...

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Research report

03 Apr 2017

Overview

Sydney’s house prices have long been a concern for policymakers and the wider community. Debate continues over the causes of Sydney’s sustained house price growth, though most agree that some combination of demand fundamentals and supply constraints have led to...

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Research report

22 Mar 2017

In this audit, we assessed whether DELWP, and councils in their roles as planning and responsible authorities, are managing and implementing the planning system to support the objectives of the Act and the desired outcomes of state planning policies.

We also examined:

• progress...

Blog post

11 Jan 2017

The property “fairy” has been generous in that property is the key to the index at the moment, with positive news on home price rises, and the effect of the low interest rates following the last RBA cash rate cut flowing through. Home owners with an investment property have now overtaken the...

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Working paper

02 Dec 2016

This study uses fixed effects panel regression techniques to estimate the impact of foreign demand for Australian residential real estate on property prices. All model specifications find a positive relationship between foreign investment approvals and price growth at the postcode level, but the...

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Audio program

25 Nov 2016

The Federal government has rejected a call by the New South Wales Planning Minister, Rob Stokes, for the Commonwealth to review tax breaks like negative gearing. Mr Stokes says just increasing housing supply won't address Sydney's affordability problem. The Opposition says his remarks should...

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Research report

19 Oct 2016

Short-term holiday letting has been a traditional activity, especially in holiday areas, for many years. Managed by property owners themselves or by local agents, it has sometimes flown under the regulatory radar, occurring with limited impact and scrutiny whether or not it was actually a...

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Research report

07 Oct 2016

Overview

NSW has a pressing need for additional infrastructure. Projects such as WestConnex, NorthConnex, the light rail and Sydney Metro are being constructed to meet that need. In the process, they have become focal points of compulsory acquisition.

Concerns have...

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Commentary

Article

05 Oct 2016

The return of land to Indigenous custodians in Australia over the past 20 years is a dramatic shift in Australian land tenure and management. Yet this revolution has, as yet, barely touched urban Australia.

Public and policy discussion about the future of urban Australia is framed as if...

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Discussion paper

Policy

18 May 2016

Property touches the lives of all Australians. As the nation's biggest industry, property creates prosperity, jobs and strong communities.

Property is both a major part of the household balance sheet and the Australian economy - and one of the few industries enjoying sustained growth....

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Research report

25 Apr 2016

Long overdue changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax would save the Commonwealth Government about $5.3 billion a year.

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The interaction of a fifty per cent capital gains tax discount with negative gearing distorts investment decisions, makes housing...

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Briefing paper

Report

20 Apr 2016

This brief is an annual update of the property and violent crime trends first reported in Moffatt and Poynton (2006). The aim of the paper is to examine the trends in the rates of annual recorded incidents of ten categories of property and violent crime for the period 1990 to 2015 in NSW. 

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Report

Statistics

20 Apr 2016

This report presents data on crime reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force from January 1995 to December 2015, with a focus on the statistical trends for the twenty-four months ending December 2015. The data were extracted from the Computerised Operational Policing System (COPS) of the...

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Submission

06 Apr 2016

Property touches the lives of all Australians. It creates prosperity, jobs and strong communities. Property is both a major part of the household balance sheet and the Australian economy.

In the current economic climate, the property industry is a significant contributor to economic...

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Research report

15 Mar 2016

The focus of this report is the Owners Corporations Act 2006, which provides for the management, powers and functions of owners corporations (formerly body corporates), and mechanisms to resolve disputes.

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The focus of this issues paper is the...

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