Category: Australia

Urbanization, meet displacement?

13 June, 2014 (11:54) | Apartments, Australia, China, Foreign investment, Global news, Homeownership, Housing, Markets, Urbanization |

By: David A. Smith  Trust the BBC, in a story filed on BBC New (March 5, 2014), to find the dark lining inside the silver cloud, in this case the rapid rise in housing prices in Australia’s destination cities, Sydney and Melbourne. Australians priced out of housing, report says How many Chinese investors do you […]

Upside down, looking in: the US from an Australian perspective

25 August, 2006 (09:51) | AHI activities, Australia, Housing finance, Inclusionary zoning, Policy |

  As you can see, Australia’s at the center   Jarrod Gitsham of Australia, who recently visited the US on a three-city, multi-agency study tour, has now completed his Hugh Stretton report for the Government of South Australia and the South Australian Housing Trust; the full report (5 meg .pdf) is now posted in AHI’s […]

Future bubbles?

13 July, 2005 (09:22) | Australia, Bubbles, House prices, Markets, Tenure |

As those who remember Y2K can attest, with the first global celebration in Sydney Harbor, every new day begins in Australia (or its feisty neighbor New Zealand).      With the Aussies always living in the future, might their home ownership markets presage changes in US markets?  The New York Times, doing its best to […]