This report investigates agglomeration economies and their ability to alter the economic productivity of cities, together with an examination of the key drivers of population growth and mobility in Australia.
This report examines the effects of ‘super-for-housing’ policies on house prices, finding the proposal would significantly increase house prices in all major capital city markets in Australia, but do so without changing the composition of first home buyers.
This paper presents both empirical evidence and quantitative modelling analysis that show that the shift towards at-home activity was associated with a significant increase in house prices in the United States.
In a July 30 tweet, Greens leader Adam Bandt claimed house prices are rising by $1,200 a day, warning that younger workers have been locked out. Is it correct that house prices are rising by $1,200 a day? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.
This discussion paper explores how the affordability of home ownership has changed between generations over the last half century. It shows that the common framing of mortgage affordability places far too much emphasis on short-term interest rates, and far too little on inflation and wage...
This report builds on earlier reports into housing affordability and finds that housing affordability has improved in Western Australia, but this improvement has been uneven, with a significant divide between those who own their home and those who are renting.
Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living and on the right to non-discrimination in this context on her visit to New Zealand
This document summarises the findings from the United Nations Special Rapportuer's visit to New Zealand in relation to guaranteeing the right to adequate housing.
By any measure, the housing market is a major sector within the Australian economy. This report finds that across the whole of government, and different orders of government, there needs to be an integrated housing market strategy to deliver more Australian homes and more sustainable...
This strategy invites all levels of government to work together to resolve the affordable housing crisis.
This paper covers the recent history of the housing market in the United States, from the latter half of the 20th century to today. It compares homeowner and renter experiences, and examines government policies meant to ease the financial burdens of finding and maintaining housing.
Owning a home has always been a cornerstone of the Australian dream. This paper, written by Federal Labor MP for Macnamara, Josh Burns, demonstrates that it's a dream that is crumbling for far too many Australians.
In this paper, the authors build a general equilibrium overlapping generations model with heterogeneous agents to study the welfare implications of housing investment tax concessions in the Australian housing market.
This paper outlines the background and methodology of a study concerning the housing and work situations of low and moderate income 'key workers' in the health, transport, hospitality and finance sectors.
Renters are on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are losing their incomes, and some are scared of being forced out of their homes. Welfare increases have given many Australians badly needed relief. This year's Rental Affordability Snapshot shows that the private rental market...
In this research paper, Dr Jenny McArthur proposes a package of solutions to disrupt the speculative cycle, safely lower housing prices, and boost alternative housing provision to meet the diverse needs of New Zealanders.
This report provides further information in relation to a list of policy, regulatory and market tools developed to assist territorial authorities who may wish to stimulate the supply of affordable housing within their jurisdictions.
This paper examines how monetary policy affects housing prices across local areas. It also explores three related questions - How differently do housing prices respond to monetary policy across areas? What can explain these differences across areas? Does monetary policy cause changes in the housing...
What are the effects of residential building energy performance disclosure policies on property values?
A rapid systematic review of international academic literature suggests that home buyers typically value a more energy efficient home, and when presented with easily accessible information in the form of an energy performance rating, are willing to pay more to live in one.
This paper analyses the relationship between local area housing and population size and migrant-status composition, using population data from the 1986–2013 New Zealand Censuses, house sales price data from Quotable Value New Zealand, rent data from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and building...