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Brokers warn of looming disaster

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 15 NOV 2021
... commissioned a survey, conducted by research firm McCrindle, to assess the impact a rate rise would have on housing affordability. When asked if rising interest rates would put pressure on their financial position, 66% of respondents agreed either strongly ...

Tax incentive could boost affordable housing: ISA

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 27 SEP 2021
In its submission to the federal government's inquiry into housing affordability, Industry Super Australia has suggested superannuation funds could play a key role in creating more affordable housing. "Simply increasing overall housing stock will not ...

Tempered positivity post-pandemic: Experts

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 MAY 2021
... funds are poised to be a part of as it focuses on long-term solutions to problems like climate change and housing affordability. Meanwhile, Schroder head of fixed income and multi-asset Simon Doyle argued global debt and low interest rates have resulted ...

Super for house deposits will push up prices: ASFA

KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 15 MAR 2021
... distortionary effect on demand. These are the real issues that must be tackled to generate improvements in housing affordability." Australia currently has $3 trillion in superannuation assets, and $7.4 trillion in residential real estate assets. ASFA ...

Turnbull calls out Wilson, Bragg

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 12 MAR 2021
... I've heard," Turnbull said. "I resisted efforts to do this when I was Prime Minister...but we have a housing affordability issue here in Australia and there is a bunch of reasons for that, but diverting even more savings into housing is simply going ...

Aware expands affordable housing portfolio

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 5 FEB 2021
... at a 20% discount. During the pandemic, one area of concern Aware heard from its members was the issue of housing affordability. "We felt it was important to devise a program where the fund can make good investments and returns, but at the same time ...

Family home dominates adviser conversations

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 25 JAN 2021
... was introduced the 2017-18 budget as part of the government's package of reforms to reduce pressure on housing affordability in Australia. BT technical consultant Tim Howard said advisers can encourage their clients to discuss early in the process ...

Home ownership shouldn't be at expense of super

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 27 NOV 2020
... system can't cure the gender gap because that is an employment issue and I don't think it can solve the housing affordability problem either, because you'll just give the housing market more access to finance and drive up prices. It's as simple as that." ...

Superannuation critical to economic recovery

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 20 AUG 2020
... comes as the Master Builders Association has pushed for a proposal for the early release of super to address housing affordability. ASFA chief executive Martin Fahy said the proposal would inflate the price of a property by $50,000 and eat into the retirement ...

AIST pushes for policy reform

ALLY SELBY  |  THURSDAY, 30 JUL 2020
... have significant capital available to scale up investments in these areas moving forward, she said, with housing affordability of key concern given it is very difficult for Australians to enjoy a financially secure retirement without owning a home. "Barely ...
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