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Investors' boom is first homebuyers' curse

First homebuyers are bearing the brunt of a perfect storm of economic and regulatory variables that have enriched investors but are putting the property ladder out of reach for others.

Leased sign in front of budget apartment building
Young Australians are being forced to rent for longer, in smaller homes, as house prices make ownership unattainable.

First homebuyers are bearing the brunt of a perfect storm of economic and regulatory variables that have enriched investors but are putting the property ladder out of reach for others.

The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has called on the Federal Government to tackle first homebuyer affordability issues, with their lobbying coinciding with research from the University of South Australia (UniSA) showing government housing policies are n…