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A plague on Aussie housing

  By Philip Soos Is Australia’s residential property market in a price bubble? This question has been much debated over recent years as housing prices leaped then slowly receded, resulting in entrenched views on both sides. Certainly, mainstream opinion is...

Time To Get Real

13 December 2012 Citizens deserve the truth: property prices are down -8.6 per cent nationally in real terms. Removing inflation from real estate prices reveals falls from peak of -11.2 per cent in Melbourne and -11.6 per cent in Brisbane in real terms, according to...

Written Off: Negative Gearing Report

by Philip Soos Executive Summary Negative gearing is a popular investment strategy as it allows a net loss to be deducted against an investor’s personal tax liability at their marginal tax rate. While negative gearing has likely been in operation since the first...

Don’t blame foreign investment for rising house prices

Republished with thanks from The Conversation One question that arises on the topic of real estate is the scale of foreign investment and ownership in Australia. It is understandable that the public has concerns about such investment, especially as precious little...

Empty Land and Homes

5th Speculative Vacancies Report Thursday June 21st, 6.30pm Presenter: Philip Soos, Researcher, Deakin Uni Prosper rooms, 1/27 Hardware Lane, Melbourne RSVP Exciting researcher Philip Soos is set to release Earthsharing Australia’s 5th Speculative Vacancies...

Welfare offers rich pickings for the wealthy

By Philip Soos, Deakin University A few weeks ago, a Deakin University academic, Martin Hirst, made some interesting comments about the politics and economics of class warfare and redistribution. He correctly noted that the accusations of class warfare by Coalition...

House Price Bust: Why Talk of a Bubble Won’t Wash

The following is published from the University of New South Wales’ Australian School of Business website ‘Knowledge’ and Prosper acknowledges authorship.  Audio, PDF, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter feeds are available here. Australia’s...