Original article by Matthew Cranston
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 11 : 22-Dec-16
Tim Lawless of CoreLogic says housing affordability is likely to be a major issue in 2017. CoreLogic has co-authored a report which shows that while 86 per cent of a household’s income was required to save a 20 per cent deposit for a home in September 2001, this had blown out to 139 per cent in September 2016. It has risen from 117 per cent to 168 per cent in Sydney over the last 15 years, and from 93 per cent to 143 per cent in Melbourne. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison argues that insufficient housing supply is the main cause of unaffordability, a view shared by leading property groups.
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