http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/modern-living-two-couples-one-flat/story-e6frg6nf-1226012258475 How Gen Y & millenials are saving for a deposit these days by 2 couples sharing inner city apartments. Public transport reliability is also a factor. Now the new standard of 2 bed 2 bath apartments of the past decade has been modified according to Meriton with more 2 bed 2 ensuites being built to accommodate this trend.
Top CEOs call for CGT on family home to limit increasing prices of homes in Australia.
There is a series of videos from Ted Webber on housing affordability linked to this video.
Now our homes are officially the most overvalued worldwide!
The rise of single people living alone isn’t catered for in urban planning.
An example of some of the consequences of NSW development legislation & last minute outgoing ALP govt approvals.
Proposal to cap populations in capital cities to reduce housing prices.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/population-growth-essential-for-capital-cities/story-e6frg9if-1226029658946 Another perspective on this report.
http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/pistolpacking-pachyderms-have-other-plans-for-ofarrell-20110330-1cg6s.html The history of NSW Planning Act’s Part 3A & why reforming it will be difficult for new state govt.
First item on agenda for O’Farrell is scrap Part 3A from the NSW Planning Act.
http://smh.domain.com.au/real-estate-news/cohousing-not-just-for-hippies-any-more-20110412-1dbzy.html Another approach to the housing problem in our urban areas which has had success in Europe.
http://smh.domain.com.au/blogs/talking-property/towering-apartment-blocks-20110411-1daoi.html Another article on the debate about apartment storey levels in inner city Sydney.