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Negative Gearing and Housing Affordability

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4.1        There are a number of factors which have driven up the demand for housing, and in particular for home ownership, in recent years. 4.2        As Australia has lifted its productivity, and benefited from the higher prices for its commodity exports due to the 'resources boom', average incomes and household wealth have increased. [1] It is unsurprising that households have wanted to spend some of this increased income and wealth on improving the quality of their housing. At the upper end there has also been increased demand for second ...
A negative gearing strategy can only make a profit if the asset rises in value(capital gains) by enough to cover the shortfall between the income and interest which the investor suffers. The investor must also be able to fund that shortfall until the asset is sold. The tax treatment of interest expenses and future gain will affect the investor's final return too. Tax rules vary from country to country. Negative gearing on property is currently only found in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, all countries in the Commonwealth of Nations.
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Housing Affordability | Negative Gearing
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References Investors, taxation and the housing boom
turn leads to a decline in the affordability of housing, generalised inflation and .... remarkable 99 percent of the overall $3115 million increase between 1987/8 and 1988/9. .... As the reintroduction of negative gearing and the stock ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Housing gets the vote
THIS week I was surprised to find that the burning issue of this election is not boat people, healthcare or the size of each leader's ears - it's housing affordability. Well, at least according to's interactive voting tool, which polled more than 11,000 voters on their top election issues. Just under 30 per cent nominated housing affordability as their No. 1 issue. Yet in all the baby-kissing, hard-hat-wearing, baby-boomer-hugging shenanigans of the past few weeks, I haven't heard either leader talk about this issue directly. So I contacted Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard (well, their ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
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Housing Costs and Affordability in Australia
11 Kim Wyatt, Jarrod McDonald and Mohan Nandha, 'Negative Gearing and Housing Affordability for First Home Buyers'. (2005) 8(1) Journal of Australian ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Housing cooperatives offer affordability, a sense of empowerment in that residents have control of their own living situations, ..... Housing geared toward low-income families may ... selling price as a negative. For lower income resi- ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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concerns over housing affordability and the UK's unusually weak new building .... to-value ratios, thus permitting high levels of gearing, and a high .... apparently negative housing wealth effect for Italy, which could be the result of ...
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