Guardians of Intent

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Renegade Economists Show 416 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the free weekly podcast. Show Notes A broadcast of the Quarter Acre panel: ‘On the Home Front: Where is our Great Australian Dream? featuring Moreland Cr Meaghan Hopper, artist Jessie Scott and the guy writing in 3rd person. Image Guardians of Intent by Renegade … Read More

The Code to Housing Wastage

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As published at Online Opinion: Despite Melbourne’s record-long housing affordability crisis, 64,386 empty homes were quantified in 2013. Vacancy hotspots surrounded the usual suspects of prime location, infrastructure, culture and education. This Housing Supply Crisis is aided and abetted by an ineffective taxation regime. But you wouldn’t know so many vacancies existed if you watched the published vacancy rates. The … Read More

EU’s 11 million empty homes a speculators paradise

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Here at Earthsharing we could argue to be world leaders in the measurement of vacant housing. For 6 years we have quantified vacant housing with the Speculative Vacancy report. For five of those years we have been using water consumption as a proxy for vacant housing. This was a likely inspiration for the Chinese State Grid Power company to use … Read More

Housing shortage questioned again

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With recent doubts on Census data winding in the mainstream opinion on housing shortages (down from 228,000 to now just 23,000) we were pleased to have our 5th Speculative Vacancies report written up by Chris Vedelago on Fairfax’s Domain blog: A study by Earthsharing Australia estimates there are 90,730 vacant properties around the city, enough homes to provide housing for … Read More

Speculative Vacancies in Melbourne 2012

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Philip Soos 21st June 2012 Executive Summary It is generally accepted that a crisis is occurring in rental property markets of most metropolitan areas in Australia, including Melbourne. Since 2006, rental prices have increased significantly above the rate of inflation, causing many tenants to experience financial stress. Accordingly, the lack of affordable and available rental properties is an ongoing concern. … Read More