Lifestyle

These are the 20 best regional towns for Australian first homebuyers

Australians are looking to the regions, lured by affordability, lifestyle, and the recent surge in working from home arrangements. But not all are created equal, with ME Bank commissioned research ranking the top 20 towns for first homebuyers looking to make a tree change. Victoria took out eight of the […]
These are the 20 best regional towns for Australian first homebuyers
Strategy

I had to turn down acceptances at Yale, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins because I can’t take on interest-bearing loans — and I’m just one example of how the American loan system can be difficult for Muslims

Tasmiha Khan is a career development awardee of the American Association of University Women, has an MA in social impact from Claremont Lincoln University, and is Muslim American. Despite being accepted into graduate programs at Yale, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins, Khan was forced to turn down these offers due to […]
I had to turn down acceptances at Yale, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins because I can’t take on interest-bearing loans — and I’m just one example of how the American loan system can be difficult for Muslims
Tech

An Austin startup can 3D-print tiny homes in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of traditional homebuilding — here’s how Icon could revolutionise affordable housing

Icon is an Austinstartup that designs 3D-printing technology capable of building tiny homes in about a day for a fraction of the cost of traditional construction methods. Icon cofounder Evan Loomis told Business Insider that pinpointing an exact cost estimate is tricky, but the company successfully printed a 350-square-foot proof-of-concept […]
An Austin startup can 3D-print tiny homes in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of traditional homebuilding — here’s how Icon could revolutionise affordable housing
Markets

The US housing market is cooling off — and uncertainty isn’t helping

The housing market has been losing momentum, with inventories rising to 2011 highs. A mismatch between residential-real-estate activity and the rest of the economy may be worsening the slowdown. Wage growth could help bridge the disconnect. From rising prices to the new tax law, economists say there are a number […]
The US housing market is cooling off — and uncertainty isn’t helping
Markets

Here’s a look at the widening gap between wages and house prices

A new report has recommended that more houses need to be built to ease home affordability. House prices in Australia have more than doubled in real terms over the past 20 years. The Grattan Institute released a study, Housing affordability: re-imagining the Australian dream, recommending that more houses be built […]
Here’s a look at the widening gap between wages and house prices
Markets

The best and worst states to retire in the US

When deciding the best place to retire, it’s important to consider affordability, quality of life, and health care. Minnesota is the best for quality of life and health care but has low affordability for retirees. Florida is the best state for retirees, not surprising considering it has the second-most senior […]
The best and worst states to retire in the US
Markets

Forget Florida, here are the 24 best places to retire around the world

Healthcare, affordability, happiness, and climate are all important to consider when choosing a country to live in. Retirees traditionally prefer places with good climate, but may trade in warm weather for a strong healthcare system. New Zealand and Australia top the list of best countries to retire in. Florida may […]
Forget Florida, here are the 24 best places to retire around the world
Markets

Sydney ranks second in the world for severely unaffordable housing

Sydney is second in the world only to Hong Kong for having the most severely unafforadbale homes, according to the 4th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey. The survey rates 293 markets for middle-income affordability using the Median Multiple, a ratio of the median house price by the median gross […]
Sydney ranks second in the world for severely unaffordable housing