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Housing markets

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Housing boom


Position paper

Super for housing inflationary and contrary to retirement income objective

The proposal announced by the federal Coalition to bust open super for first home buyers housing deposits would add tens of thousands of dollars to housing prices and would undermine the retirement savings of all Australians, asserts Industry Super Australia.
Conference paper

Bondi to Byron: the diverging experiences of rental and home-buyer markets in urban and regional NSW during the COVID-19 pandemic

This paper examines the diverging stories of the COVID-19 pandemic inspired impact on Greater Sydney and the Rest of NSW’s rental and home-buyer markets through a multi-scale data analysis approach that triangulates tourist activity, investor sales, and property/rental prices
Report

Housing affordability in Australia: tackling a wicked problem

Secure housing in Australia is increasingly out of reach for a growing proportion of the population – arguably more so than in any comparable country. So how did we get here? How do we begin to understand the social and economic consequences of such enormous...
Report

Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic housing policy responses

This research reviews Australia’s COVID-19 housing policy responses to better understand the intervention approach, underlying logic, short and long term goals, target groups and level of success.
Discussion paper

Budget blueprint 2022: from recovery to resilience

The Australian Federal Budget is a major annual event. It’s an opportunity for the government of the day to set out its vision for Australia’s future. This paper outlines the Blueprint Institute's assessment of the fiscal position Australia finds itself in.
Report

COVID-19: housing market impacts and housing policy responses - an international review

Two years after the outbreak of COVID-19, this report analyses pandemic impacts on housing systems across a range of high income countries during this period, and documents a range of policy responses relating to housing and homelessness.
Discussion paper

Building the good life

This discussion paper highlights the different drivers of housing problems in different parts of regional Australia. These different drivers mean that the responses also need to be tailored to each region if they are to be effective.
Discussion paper

Property Market Review: consultation paper

This review is looking for ways to improve property market laws to support Victorians to have fairer and easier access to the housing market. This paper has been developed by the Review Panel to assist the consultation process. It explains the background for the terms...
Policy report

Mortgaging our future: the effects of super for housing policies on Australian property prices and financial health in retirement

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.
Working paper

Stuck at home: housing demand during the COVID-19 pandemic

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.
Working paper

How can state governments support healthier housing markets?

This paper examines the potential benefits of more targeted state engagement with housing markets; reviews the kinds of policy tools through which state governments can influence housing market outcomes; outlines broad goals to guide statewide housing policy; and documents the contrasting approaches currently taken by...
Report

Agglomeration effects and housing market dynamics

This research quantifies productivity-related agglomeration benefits arising from the concentration of employment in Australia. While agglomeration provides a policy rationale for densifying cities and concentrating employment, it also leads to higher house prices, which reduce entry and ongoing affordability, greater pollution and other wellbeing detriments...
Report

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) investor think tank: findings and recommendations

Thousands of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) dwellings are needed to meet Australia’s accessible housing needs. The Summer Foundation established the SDA Investor Think Tank in early 2021 in response to uncertainties in the market. Its purpose was to inform and support active and appropriate market...
Working paper

The laws of attraction: economic drivers of inter-regional migration, housing costs and the role of policies

The capacity of workers to move regions in response to local economic shocks is one key dimension of labour market dynamism which could contribute to the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. In this context, this paper proposes articulating structural with place-based policies to help prospective...
Report

SDA in thin markets

This resource identifies challenges and barriers to delivering Specialist Disability Accomodation (SDA) in thin markets. It explains the role that housing providers, disability support providers and all members of the community play in shaping opportunities for people with disability.
Report

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.
Report

Pathways to regional housing recovery from COVID-19

This research examines the consequences of COVID-19 for households in regional Australia, and considers that post-pandemic recovery models designed for large cities such as Sydney or Melbourne may not work in regional areas or less-urbanised states like South Australia or Tasmania.
Report

A comparison of renters and homeowners in recent decades

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.
Policy report

Housing affordability and superannuation

There have been several comprehensive reviews that have rigorously assessed the superannuation system in Australia over the last decade or so. None of these has recommended the early release of superannuation for housing deposits, while several have made recommendations to the contrary.
Report

The need to build: the demographic drivers of housing demand

This report examines the scale of New Zealand's housing problems and provide some recommendations for policymakers to help reduce the crisis.