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What is the Housing Affordability Problem?

An expert article by: Australian Futures Project

Why are Australian houses so unaffordable? Prices are a result of the interaction of many different and complex factors – low interest rates, tax structures, an unprecedented period of continuous economic growth and high levels of migration. These are all difficult issues to solve, especially when most of the factors just mentioned do not fall within the traditional notion of ‘housing policy’.

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