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news 15th September 2022

Does building high-quality housing make older properties more affordable?

Filtering is a process whereby the building of new, higher quality dwellings for higher- and middle income households may result in additional supply of dwellings for lower-income households. Theoretically, as properties age and their perceived quality drops, over time they trickle down through successively lower market segments, ultimately becoming a supply of ‘naturally occurring affordable housing’.

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news 24th August 2022

Government policies can help developers deliver new housing supply

In order to sustainably stimulate housing supply government needs to understand how the development industry works according to new AHURI research. Private sector housing supply is driven by profit and factors that increase or decrease revenue and costs determine levels of new supply. The current combination of falling dwelling prices (in much of the country) and rising construction costs is the worst possible outcome for new housing supply.

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