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Is the housing bubble about to burst? And should we freak out about it?

Is the housing bubble about to burst? And should we freak out about it?

Yes, Sydney housing prices are skyrocketing. But does that mean it's all about to come crashing down?

Why are Chinese buyers snapping up so much Australian property?

Why are Chinese buyers snapping up so much Australian property?

Chinese investment in Australian property is on the rise. But why? And is that even legal? Crikey intern Sunny Liu reports.

Activist Reserve Bank joins the negative gearing critics

Activist Reserve Bank joins the negative gearing critics

The Reserve Bank has joined the chorus of criticism of negative gearing, in defiance of the government's enthusiasm for it, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Business bites: steel peaks … up debt creek … banking tweaks …

Business bites: steel peaks … up debt creek … banking tweaks …

China may have hit peak steel early. And other business tidbits of the day.

Mayne: Abacus Property Group joins the club shafting retail investors

Mayne: Abacus Property Group joins the club shafting retail investors

It's time the government fixed Australia's broken investment system that tends to more often favour the big end of town.

The expensive illusion of housing affordability policy

The expensive illusion of housing affordability policy

Our tax system and culture have deliberately conspired to drive up housing prices, with no thought to the consequences, writes businessman and Private Media director John Addis.

‘My dad’s the Prime Minister’: did Frances Abbott get off too lightly?

‘My dad’s the Prime Minister’: did Frances Abbott get off too lightly?

Prime ministerial daughter Frances Abbott has had a spot of bother with her landlord but ultimately got her bond back. Tenancy worker Dean Campbell wonders whether the rest of us would have been so lucky.

Chop negative gearing and there’s savings for buyers and the budget

Chop negative gearing and there’s savings for buyers and the budget

Negative gearing is costing the government billions but is doing absolutely nothing to boost supply. Let's get rid of it, writes economist and MacroBusiness commentator Leith van Onselen.

Generous investor tax breaks pricing home buyers out of the market

Generous investor tax breaks pricing home buyers out of the market

If a discounted rate of capital gains tax and negative gearing are supposed to be getting new housing built, they’re doing a terrible job, write Grattan Institute's Jane-Frances Kelly and Paul Donegan.

It’s the transition, stupid — keeping property in context

It’s the transition, stupid — keeping property in context

Don't blithely assume that the whole of Australia has a property bubble, write Crikey's Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane. Glenn Stevens has different ideas.