Tag: property

Influencers. How Influential Are They?

Nowadays, you can’t escape from the word “influencers” in any conventional or social media platforms. Their voice seems increasingly loud or is it just a temporary fad?

SPM Absentees: What The 10,000 Students Are Not Telling You

Attending the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) is a rite of passage for young Malaysians to make their first step into adulthood and working life. But, the announcement of 2023 SPM results caught Malaysians off guard with as many as 10,000 students absent from the titular exam. Let's dissect into this worrying phenomenon.
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‘Very broken housing system’: More high-income earners stuck in rent trap

More people earning a higher income are caught in a rental trap as house prices soar, unless they have the help of the bank...

‘Investor handouts’ making housing crisis worse: report

Amid a historic cost-of-living crisis, Everybody’s Home says the federal government has to scrap tax concessions for investors and build more social housing. A national...

The Housing Crisis We Didn’t Have To Have, And How To Fix It

Alan Kohler’s Quarterly Essay is a valiant attempt to put the housing crisis into a historical and macroeconomic perspective. He offers solutions, but there are no...

The year the Australian Dream died

At the age of 31, Justin Dowswell never imagined he'd be living in a shared room in his childhood home. He had a full-time, well-paying...

Australia has one of the weakest tax systems for redistribution among industrial nations – the Stage 3 tax cuts will make it worse

One of the chief purposes of government payments and taxes is to redistribute income, which is why tax rates are higher on taxpayers with...

Australia’s ‘deeply unfair’ housing system is in crisis – and our politicians are failing us

“The fact that one of the least populated countries on Earth contains the world’s second most expensive housing is a national calamity, and a...

House prices are poised to stall – and possibly fall

At the most simple level, demand is easing while supply is rising. The house price spurt of 2023 is running out of puff. Not that a house price...

Renters Would Now Be Financially Better Off Buying One-third Of Places They Rent

Renters in many major capital cities would now be financially better off buying the apartment or unit that they live in, according to a...

How Are Younger Workers Expected To Compete With ‘Generation Landlord’?

Some older Australians may find it hard to comprehend because it's so different from their lived experience. But when younger people say it's impossible to...

Alan Kohler – Australian housing wealth is meaningless, destructive and fundamentally changing our society

High-priced homes do not create wealth, Alan Kohler says, they redistribute it. Now financial success is largely a function of geography, not accomplishment My parents...

In Singapore, more landlords seek tenants who do not work from home: like ‘being invaded’

It is especially common for single-room rentals, as landlords want to avoid the hassle of splitting the utility bill, especially if tenants are home...