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ScoMoBank joins the long list of housing policy failures

ScoMoBank joins the long list of housing policy failures

The government's last-minute mortgage insurance scheme is yet another counterproductive housing policy set up to fail.

Coalition, Labor pledge first home buyers loan scheme

Coalition, Labor pledge first home buyers loan scheme

Good morning, early birds. Both major parties have appealed to younger voters with a loan scheme targeting first home buyers, and Newspoll has Labor maintaining its lead a week out from the election. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

ANZ are right at home making millennials feel like it’s their fault

ANZ are right at home making millennials feel like it’s their fault

A recent ANZ ad geared at millennials buying their first home really puts the down in down payment.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Michaelia Cash's salty language ... Glenn Lazarus' balls ... Turnbull's pollie waffle ...

Only a matter of time before housing prices fall

Only a matter of time before housing prices fall

Increased lending among owner-occupiers and investors is of little surprise given historically low rates. But this growth is unsustainable so long as first home buyers are priced out of the market.

The first-owners grant rotting housing from the inside

The first-owners grant rotting housing from the inside

The first-home owner grant recklessly shifts wealth towards home owners and investors, doing nothing to improve affordability. It needs to be addressed.

Hey Newman, first-home buyer grants just don’t work

Hey Newman, first-home buyer grants just don’t work

Despite the low success rate, governments continue to offer small sums of money to first-time buyers and wonder why it never works. Property guru Terry Ryder of Property Observer explains.

Investor activity is causing property markets to stagnate

Investor activity is causing property markets to stagnate

The lack of feasible and affordable new properties and the consequential stagnation is producing a ripple effect of unfortunate consequences, writes property expert Catherine Cashmore.

Is it any wonder first-home buyers baulk at what’s on offer?

Is it any wonder first-home buyers baulk at what’s on offer?

Regardless of the accuracy of the Demographia report, Australia's housing market is definitely unaffordable for those trying to get into it. Analyst Catherine Cashmore explains why.

NSW budget’s complex consequences for residential property

NSW budget’s complex consequences for residential property

It has taken a few days for the immediate impact of the NSW budget housing initiatives to sink in, writes Jonathan Chancellor of Property Observer.