Is it time to stamp out stamp duty?
Stamp duty is highly inefficient, say University of Melbourne experts, but there are options to replace it with an alternative tax, although controversial.
Home ownership stays a pipe dream for many
Despite rising new home loan numbers amid the COVID-19 economic recovery the outlook for housing affordability remains bleak says University of Melbourne expert
The impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s housing market
As the global economy contracts due to COVID-19, University of Melbourne research finds Australia’s house prices are likely to fall for months – even years.
An Australian place to call home
As Melbourne's population hits 5 million, a University of Melbourne reports looks at Victoria's need to use land wisely to meet the need for affordable housing.
Is rent-for-life becoming the new norm for families?
The HILDA survey from the University of Melbourne finds the age group with the highest number of renters moving into home-ownership is now the 55-64 year-olds.
How Australians are faring
The annual the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey, or HILDA, gives us a snapshot of the economic and social wellbeing of Australians.
Australia’s housing: Hard crash or soft landing?
University of Melbourne research looks at whether Australia's housing market is still booming, or blinded by euphoria?
Australia’s generational wealth divide is biting
In 2017 the University of Melbourne's long running HILDA Survey shows Australia's generational wealth divide is biting, threatening the future retirement system
What comes after the housing boom?
After 5 years of rising house prices, Australians have got themselves into more debt than ever. But could Australia’s latest housing boom soon be over?
Greater density or urban sprawl – solving the housing challenge
What is the solution for Melbourne's property demands? Can we successfully negotiate the trade-offs between location and dwelling type?