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[Podcast] Is stopping immigration the secret to solving our housing nightmare? With Ken Raiss

[Podcast] Is stopping immigration the secret to solving our housing nightmare? With Ken Raiss
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Today's show tackles a hot-button issue in Australia: housing affordability.

With skyrocketing prices and rents, and a shortage of available homes, many are pointing the finger at immigration. My Podcast 556 Ken Raiss

What if we stopped immigration? Would this be the panacea to our housing crisis?

Is stopping immigration really the answer?

Ken Raiss, Director of Metropole Wealth Advisory, joins me today to discuss this complex topic.

The role of immigration in Australia's housing landscape

Ken Raiss and discuss factors contributing to the real estate squeeze, the economic implications of migration, and the role of government policies in shaping the nation's housing landscape. Housing Market

We also talk about the impact of an aging population on the economy and the construction industry, as well as the importance of strategic property and wealth advice for navigating these challenges.

  • Australia's housing crisis is intensifying
    • One big reason why is population growth that exceeds forecasts
      • Record-high net overseas migration, particularly international students, is a major factor in that population growth
    • Infrastructure lag is also contributing to the housing shortage
    • At the same time, migrants bring productivity to the economy and fill necessary jobs
    • Potential government reductions in immigration could have significant societal effects
      • Stopping immigration could ease the housing crises, but that also means fewer consumers, less entrepreneurship and innovation, and an older, less diverse population Immigration3
    • An aging population necessitates immigration to support sectors like aged care and construction
    • Immigrants historically play a vital role in bolstering various industries, including housing markets
    • Future economic vitality may depend on immigration to offset an aging demographic
    • Local government regulations and urban planning disconnects need innovative solutions

In summary, this podcast episode presents a multifaceted exploration of how immigration patterns are interwoven with Australia's housing affordability issues and broader economic considerations.

Listeners are equipped with expert perspectives on the importance of immigration for the country's future, the need for smart urban planning, and the significance of personalized wealth strategies in an ever-evolving property market.

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Ken Raiss, director of Metropole Wealth Advisory

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Some of our favorite quotes from the show:

“Our universities, our colleges have benefited financially from the student boom, and so have the shops around them.” – Michael Yardney

“Fewer consumers mean less entrepreneurial spirit. We're going to be an aging population rather than a younger population if we halt bringing these migrants, and I think there's also going to be a decline in cultural diversity, innovation.” – Michael Yardney

“Look, we've all been there. We've got a set of priorities that we firmly believe in, but I know the vagaries of life enter in and our actions begin to stray from those priorities.” – Michael Yardney


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Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media.

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