Essential Report

Impact on house prices

May 3, 2016

Q. What do you think would be the impact on house prices of limiting negative gearing?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
House prices would fall 24% 22% 34% 18% 23%
House prices would continue to rise but at a slower rate 31% 33% 31% 37% 32%
House prices would continue to rise at the same rate 13% 11% 14% 13% 18%
Don’t know 31% 34% 21% 32% 27%

31% think that limiting negative gearing would mean house prices would continue to rise but at a slower rate. 24% think house prices would fall. Only 13% think it would have no impact on house prices.

34% of Liberal/National voters think house process would fall compared to 22% of Labor voters and 18% of Greens voters.

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