Hoarding Without Consequence

Karl FitzgeraldCommentary, Multimedia2 Comments

Hoarding Without Consequence by Renegadeeconomists on Mixcloud Renegade Economists Show 368 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the free weekly podcast. Show Notes Catherine Cashmore discusses the 7th Speculative Vacancy report. Beyond the staggering 64, 386 empty properties the report quantifies, we discuss some of the finer points of inefficient land use and its effects. … Read More

Over 90,000 Empty Houses Amidst Housing Crisis

Karl FitzgeraldCampaigns, Hot Issues6 Comments

20 June 2012 There are 90,700 vacant houses in Melbourne – 5.9 per cent of the total – according to Earthsharing Australia’s 5th annual Speculative Vacancies Report. “Our lazy land use makes a mockery of the drive for affordable housing,” researcher Philip Soos said today. Vacancy hotspots include: Docklands 14.1%, Williams Landing 13.5% and Truganina 12.9% where construction has clearly … Read More

Speculative Vacancies Report release

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Thursday June 21st, 6.30pm Presenter: Philip Soos Prosper rooms, 1/27 Hardware Lane, Melbourne RSVP – gold coin donations Exciting young researcher Philip Soos is set to release our 5th Speculative Vacancies report. In the past, this report has been a lonely voice shining a light upon the lazy use of land in prime locations. Phil has surveyed over 1 million … Read More

Housing Glut Interest

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Adam Schwab wrote up our fourth report on speculative vacancies in Crikey yesterday. Shortage or glut? Feast or famine? The question of whether Australia is suffering a housing shortage continues to be hotly disputed, with the real estate and construction lobbies arguing a desperate shortage exists, while other independent bodies, such as Prosper Australia, disputing the notion of a shortage. … Read More

46,220 empty homes – the genuine housing supply issue

Karl FitzgeraldPress Releases2 Comments

“With 46,220 properties vacant in Melbourne, the myth we have a housing shortage cannot go on much longer,” Earthsharing Australia spokesperson Karl Fitzgerald said today. Earthsharing’s Speculative Vacancies report highlights that tightness in rental stock does not equate to a lack of housing. The much quoted REIV’s 1.7% vacancy rate (Nov 2010) only refers to dwellings for rent, a subgroup … Read More