A combination of factors is preventing empty nesters from downsizing, doing little to help alleviate housing affordability and free up homes for growing families.
- by Tawar Razaghi
Property prices have soared but in a handful of neighbourhoods, homes are selling for less than the price they previously fetched.
- by Sarah Brookes
Using a portion of super to cover aged care costs has been discussed by backbenchers as a way to boost funding, but Mike Callaghan rejected the idea.
- by Rachel Clun and Jennifer Duke
The former RBA governor says low-income workers should be allowed to withdraw some of their super early to buy a first home, while former PM Kevin Rudd, super funds and Labor warn such a scheme would push up property prices.
- by Jennifer Duke
The problem with Australia's retirement system is neither the golden egg nor the goose laying it. The bigger issue is the nest itself.
- by Jennifer Duke
Reforms to aged care will be expensive, potentially doubling the cost to the government. To pay for it, a range of financing options have been mooted.
- by Julie Power
The industry is warning the government may need to give exemptions if banks and councils can't speed up loans and development approvals.
- by Jennifer Duke and Michael Koziol
It's a horrific thought for some, but having several generations living in the same household has plenty of benefits – as long as you can negotiate the inevitable disputes over space.
- by Fenella Souter
A lack of suitable medium-density housing is holding back many older Australians from an "easier lifestyle'
- by John Collett
Retirees trapped with an increasing reverse mortgage debt and an expensive break fee
- by Noel Whittaker
The demand profile for housing is changing, a move that has big implications for builders and outlets that supply fixtures and fittings that fill them.
- by Stephen Miles