Housing

Medium density builds fear in Boroondara residents

Experts advising the State Government on planning have dismissed calls by Boroondara residents for their council to rezone their areas in fear of medium density destroying their quality of life. Breeanna Tirant reports.

Residents told to make room

Older Boroondara residents who refuse to make way for development are “better off moving to the countryside”. Elana Frost reports on a call to move aside.

Foreign investment red tape “making it harder”

The Foreign Investment Review Board (FRIB) faces criticism for complicating the buying process for legitimate residential purchases while doing little to prevent illegal purchases. Justin Currie-Smith reports

No chance for first home buyers in Kooyong

Investment properties, exorbitant house prices and misleading information from agents is making it hard for first home buyers to buy property in Kooyong, write Steven Blacker and Dylan Piscioneri.

A new Aussie dream

Rising house prices and population pressures on supply raises the prospect that instead of buyng a home young Australians will rent an apartment all their lives. Donal Sheil reports.

Gearing not negative, says analyst

Some politicians and voters blame negative gearing for the current lack of housing affordability but analysts say there are many factors at play. Vincent Dwyer reports.