Housing equity withdrawal: uses, risks, and barriers to alternative mechanisms in later life

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Author(s): Rachel Ong; Therese Jefferson; Gavin Wood; Marietta Haffner; Siobhan Austen
Description: This report considers the financial costs and risks of alternative housing equity withdrawal mechanisms. It provides recommendations about mitigating risks associated with mortgage equity withdrawal products for older Australians.
Citation: Ong, R., Jefferson, T., Wood, G., Haffner, M. and Austen, S. (2013) Housing equity withdrawal: uses, risks, and barriers to alternative mechanisms in later life, AHURI Final Report No. 217, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/217.
Date published: 28 Oct 2013
Publication type: Final Report 217
Project title: Housing equity withdrawal: uses and risks of alternative options for older Australians (Project number: 81004)
Related publications: Assets, debt and the drawdown of housing equity by an ageing population (Positioning Paper)
Housing equity withdrawal in Australia (Research and Policy Bulletin)
Published by: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited
ISSN: 1834-7223
ISBN: 978-1-922075-46-8