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news 15th July 2017

Do rising house prices lead to risky borrowing?

With memories of the circumstances that led to the GFC, it might seem that current investors would be interested in reducing their debt and financial risks. However AHURI research reveals that property investors with mortgage debt increased their consumption (that is the amount they borrowed or spent) after the GFC suggesting such investors are not as risk-averse as other homeowners.

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news 30th May 2017

Housing and Homelessness Ministers meet in Adelaide

Australia’s Commonwealth, State and Territory Housing and Homelessness Ministers met in Adelaide recently to discuss a range of issues, including affordable housing; the new housing and homelessness agreement in the Commonwealth Government’s 2017–18 Budget; and remote housing.

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