Thursday February 20, 2020

It's time to box clever if we want to solve the housing crisis

There's no point dwelling on the past - we need to look at what can be done now, writes Tina-Marie O'Neill

22nd April, 2017
Time to rethink the housing crisis? Pic: Getty

Another week, another raft of predictable headlines and statistics.

Housing supply is at an historic low; first-time buyers are getting older as supply dwindles; house prices have risen by 11 per cent nationally in the last year; and so on and so forth ad infinitum as problems in one area reliably affect another in a domino effect that is, overall, decidedly depressing.

What makes this inevitable situation so disheartening is that it has been on the...

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