RateSetter completes $10.5m capital raising

Will changes in lending like Ratesetter help reduce the problems of affordable housing or put more buyers in the market and make things worse? Private equity firm Five V Capital has led a $10. 5 million capital raising for peer-to-peer lender RateSetter Australia. Five V Capital has joined RateSetter‘s existing shareholders and additional p Source:

Housing affordability lessons from Vancouver for the City of Sydney

Vancouver has been grappling with its housing affordability crisis for over a decade – and its mayor has some advice for Sydney. Part of the problem, he said, is that Australia and Canada were “way behind in innovation in government” and cities were left with few real policy levels to tackle the issue. Source: Housing

Draft bill to allow Canberra building owners to bulk-buy power to sell to tenants

Property developers need to start thinking outside the box to differentiate their product from the competition! http://snip.ly/y76el Canberrans living in apartment blocks could soon save on their power bills by bulk-buying electricity. Source: Draft bill to allow Canberra building owners to bulk-buy power to sell to tenants

EXPLAINER: In your 30s and want to buy a house? This is what you need to know and do.

Steep drop in home ownership is a worry especially amongst young people. http://snip.ly/o8cd1 Figures in the recent Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey revealed a steep drop in home ownership amongst people under 40 from almost 36 per cent in 2001 to just 25 per cent in 2015. Dr Greg Schwann, Associate Professor of Finance