Home ownership

Research report

23 Jun 2017

Kiwis are increasingly concerned about inequality – paradoxically, inequality has barely changed in 20 years. This short paper is based on new data and shows that despite popular opinion, income inequality in New Zealand hasn’t changed in the past 20 years, and it’s been at the current level...

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18 May 2017

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This study investigated the key drivers of Australian housing supply responsiveness; including price, topographical constraints, climate, existing land uses and planning regulations; and considered policy development options to improve the scale and speed of new housing...

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Report

18 May 2017

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This study investigated the key drivers of Australian housing supply responsiveness; including price, topographical constraints, climate, existing land uses and planning regulations; and considered policy development options to improve the scale and speed of new housing...

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15 May 2017

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This study investigated the relationships between housing, housing markets and the labour market. It considered factors such as geographic mobility, reservation wages (i.e. the minimum wage that an unemployed individual can accept) and job search behaviours across a range...

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Slides

21 Apr 2017

This study is a survey of residents in the newly created community of Waimahia Inlet in South Auckland, New Zealand. The overall objective of the research is to determine if quality of life has improved (or not) since moving into Waimahia.  It is an area that when complete will house 295...

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Research report

02 Mar 2017

This research examined various possible links between housing related variables and employment, such as:

  • housing assistance (such as rent assistance or social housing) can blunt incentive to work and depress employment rates
  • soaring real house prices have inflated housing
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Research report

28 Feb 2017

The purpose of this research was to estimate the impact on the New Zealand government's fiscal costs and revenues of transitioning households along the housing continuum; from social renting towards owner-occupancy.

This report details our estimations comparing the fiscal impact to the...

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Commentary

Article

23 Jan 2017

While intergenerational inequalities have become more pronounced in recent years, they also appear to have reinforced intergenerational cooperation and the revival of the family as a provider of welfare and economic security. Keynote speaker at the 10th Australasian Housing Researchers...

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Research report

01 Dec 2016

This CRC for Low Carbon Living project investigates the role that media plays in shaping home renovation practices. This second report tells the story of the Home Renovators’ Media World. It provides a more detailed and nuanced understanding of the roles of media in home renovation processes,...

Literature review

30 Nov 2016

This literature review describes the social and economic associations of various forms of housing tenure, mainly homeownership and renting and analyses over a hundred and twenty international studies, focusing on the effects of housing tenure on health, employment, crime, welfare, wealth and...

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Commentary

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27 Oct 2016

Scott Morrison is a “once bitten, never shy” sort of guy. Having had a bad experience in the high profile debate over whether to change the GST, which ultimately came to nothing, the Treasurer this week launched into the hot topic of housing affordability.

The question is, can he and the...

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Transcript

24 Oct 2016

There are three important economic goals that Australians aspire to. To have a job to support and care for your family, to be independent in your retirement and to own your own home.

As a Government we share and want to facilitate Australians being able to realise these aspirations....

Research report

06 Sep 2016

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This paper argues that weak links are being made between increasing opportunities for economic development (including private home ownership) and the need for Indigenous land tenure reform. The paper draws on a considerable body of background research and...

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Briefing paper

04 Aug 2016
  1. Housing should be seen in a long -run context, since policy and outcomes cannot be changed quickly. But for most households, housing conditions have improved enormously over the last 50 -100 years. Housing problems are about tails in the distribution. Nevertheless, m any
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Policy

19 May 2016

Working and middle class families are increasingly being priced out of the housing market. Ownership rates for young people aged 25-34 have spiralled downwards in recent years from 60% to 48%. Young people are being forced to take on levels of debt unimaginable just a few decades ago.

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12 May 2016

Falling home ownership rates are bad for households and bad for the economy. Governments are starting to respond, but much more can be done

“A home of one’s own” – often described as the Great Australian Dream – is not a uniquely Australian aspiration, but for decades it...

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Research report

11 Jan 2016

Summary: The largest tax concession in Australia is the capital gains tax (CGT) exemption for the main residence. Last year it cost the budget $46 billion and is predicted to cost the budget $189 billion over the next four years. Each year the cost of the CGT exemption on for...

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15 Dec 2015

This paper sheds further light on living alone by investigating the nature of living alone and what it means to the individuals involved.

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In an earlier Australian Family Trends facts sheet (No. 6; de Vaus & Qu, 2015) we described those who live alone and...

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Research report

03 Dec 2015

This audit assessed the effectiveness of Indigenous Business Australia’s management and implementation of the Indigenous Home Ownership Program.

Audit objectives and criteria

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of IBA’s management and...

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Research report

01 Oct 2015

Outlines the changing attitudes and confidence levels of Australian Homeowners and Non-Property Owners about their mortgage and the overall property market.

Summary
In this edition the key findings are:

1. National homebuyer confidence reaches new...

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