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Retirees feel the pinch as interest rates fall

With another cut in the cash rate by the Reserve Bank last week, the 2 million self-funded and partly self-funded retirees are entitled to feel hard ...

No Housing Bubble, Says Aussie John

Australia's apartment sector may soon hit a bumpy period, but the wider property market is not at any real risk of a widespread housing bubble, accord...

Interest rate cut revs up Geelong auction market

Geelong's property market is building towards a bumper spring, fuelled by another cut in interest rates and encouraging winter auction results....

What to consider in buying investment property

When buying an investment property, investor David Wayne recommends taking a good look at yourself, just as closely as the properties you are thinking...

Interest rate cut gives consumer confidence modest boost

A measure of Australian consumer sentiment bounced in August after a couple of soft months, likely aided by a cut in domestic interest rates to record...

Are Melbourne replica period homes worth the investment

Melbourne's love affair with period homes grows with each passing year, but usually only for those properties that have stood the test of time. ...

First-time buyers eye investment properties

HOUSE price growth is one of the driving forces when buyers make their debut on the property market....

Melbourne Still 'Developers' Location Of Choice'

While areas of Melbourne may face a rough period in the near future as the city's apartment market continues to grow, developers are still willing to ...

IS PROPERTY INVESTMENT ONLY FOR THE WEALTHY

You don't need to be a millionaire to invest in property...

5 steps to property investment

Residential property managers need to understand what their clients ' landlords ' have been through to get to this point. Here are five steps to help ...

Top tips to consider before buying that investment property

Getting serious about property investment can be nerve-racking, but very fruitful if you get it right...

Melbourne Continues 'Surprising' Growth Cycle

While it may not have recorded the same level of growth seen in the city over recent years, the June quarter was still a solid one for house prices in...

More Red Tape Thanks To New Taxes On Foreign Buyers

The decision by the New South Wales Government to levy additional property taxes on foreign buyers is set to have a wide ranging impact on all propert...

Weakening Aussie Dollar Points To RBA Move

The Australian and New Zealand dollars dropped against their major peers as traders raised bets that both countries' central banks will cut interest r...

Home Ownership In Sharp Decline

Australia's declining rates of home ownership are an indication that governments across the country have failed to address the issue of housing afford...

Why it is important to have a solid investment plan

Failing to have a clear property investment strategy in place could potentially derail your portfolio. Here are some of the most common mistakes that ...

Apartment Projects Likely To Be Shelved Until Next Growth Cycle

As it emerges that numerous developers are concerned about their ability to secure finance for their projects, one respected property market analyst b...

NAB cuts fixed home loan rates for owner-occupiers

National Australia Bank is cutting fixed interest rates for various owner-occupied home loans to new lows among the big four, as lenders are pressured...

Cash Flow To Become A Trickle As Yields Compress Further

Australia's property investors are likely to be better off focusing on capital growth over cash flow for the foreseeable future with continued compres...

Property Transactions To Speed Up As E-Conveyancing Takes Off

Innovative e-Conveyancing legislation passed in South Australia will streamline the property buying process....

How to beat other investors

In this week's episode of The Smart Property Investment Show, real estate identity, property investor and auctioneer Tom Panos reveals what investors ...

How low interest rates affect the Australian economy

Since the global financial crisis of 2008, the Australian economy has done quite well, with its official interest rate above the average dictated by t...

Maximise your claim: Overlooked property deductions for investors

Many investment property owners may be missing out on valuable property depreciation entitlements simply by not being up-to-speed on what is and is no...

Each party's position on negative gearing ' Labor's stance

Here at API, we contacted the Labor party for comment on their negative gearing policy and the shadow treasurer and member for McMahon Chris Bowen res...

Each party's position on negative gearing ' Liberals' stance

We have contacted the party for comment on numerous occasions but have received no response....

Here is what our major political parties had to say about negative gearing

Hear it from the horses mouth!! Click the following links...

PAIN & GAIN REPORT

CoreLogic today released the latest Pain and Gain Report, a quarterly analysis of homes which were resold over the quarter. ...

Darwin has highest number of investment properties in Australia

PROPERTY price growth may have slowed but new figures reveal it is still the biggest asset class in Australia, worth about $6.5 trillion - up from $6 ...

Is an investment property still tax deductible if it's vacant

If a property I bought as an investment is vacant can I still claim the interest off my tax If not I will end up in paying the whole amount myself unt...

Perception Or Reality: What Does An Australian Real Estate Investor Really Look Like

Australian property investors now account for more than a quarter of the nation's housing stock...

Boom To Bust: Have Queensland's Mining Towns Finally Hit Bottom

They are some of the areas that have suffered the most since the end of Australia's resources boom...

The Biggest Property Investing Mistake

Affordability isn't a strategy, Positive Cash-flow as a global statement isn't a strategy...

RBA signals another cut in interest rates on low inflation, rising dollar

The outlook for low inflation and a rising Australian dollar could lay the foundations for another cut in official interest rates, the Reserve Bank ha...

Investors own a third of Melbourne homes, CoreLogic report reveals

INVESTORS are dominating Melbourne's apartment market, owning almost 60 per cent of the city's units, new figures show...

Australians have racked up a huge amount of equity in their homes

Forget about concerns of price growth slowing the property market, new research has revealed real estate is still a big earner....

Foreign investment: Chinese buyers predicted to snap up more Aussie properties in 2016

CHINESE appetite for overseas property will only grow stronger in 2016, Chinese real estate agencies predict....

Regional towns are benefiting from rising capital city property costs

REGIONAL towns are experiencing strong price growth on the back of buyers being priced out of the expensive capital city markets....

Investors should listen to what renters really want

BUYING a house on the best street could be a mistake investors are making....

What happened last time we messed with housing

IT'S the battle of the scare campaigns at the moment and so far there's no bigger battleground than housing affordability....

Almost three million more homes need to be built in the next 15 years to house our growing populatio

Price growth may have slowed this year, but with Australia's population expected to grow significantly, even more pressure is expected on housing pric...

Risk to Melbourne values as flood of units comes to market

AN apartment building frenzy has thrust the stability of the 'property market back into the spotlight, renewing fears a 'supply glut could lead to a '...

Commuter corridors in Victoria offer best prospects for property price growth, new report shows

INVESTORS in search of properties that will deliver high capital growth in the years ahead may find certain fringe suburbs of Melbourne safe bets....

Melbourne real estate: Median house prices could be $1m in five years

MELBOURNE could have a million-dollar median house price in as few as five years, property experts say....

HOW will the 2016 Federal Budget affect you

Introducing our '1-minute guide to the 2016 federal budget'...

Federal Budget 2016: your five-minute guide

HOW will the 2016 Federal Budget affect you? Who are the winners and losers? Our five-minute guide gives you the rundown on all you need to know....

RBA cuts interest rate to new historic low of 1.75 per cent

HOME owners with ANZ are likely to be hunting around for a better deal, as the bank plans to hold onto a hefty chunk of this afternoon's RBA rate cut....

Melbourne property market Australias most resilient for annual home price growth

MELBOURNE remains the only capital city to have experienced double-digit annual home price growth, confirming its status as Australias most resilient ...

Mernda and Ballarat railway projects expected to increase demand for homes

DEMAND for homes in Melbourne's outer north and west is expected to increase thanks to new railway projects....

Buying a house in Melbourne: Affordable suburbs for property investment

House-price growth is set to creep further north and west alongside infrastructure spending, with what were once hard-knock suburbs named as Melbourne...

Victorian state budget prioritises rail investment

THE government of the Australian state of Victoria published its 2016-17 budget on April 27, making provision for numerous rail projects and allocatin...

Sydneysiders leading interstate buyer charge on Melbourne property market

INTERSTATE property buyers are flocking to Melbourne, with Sydneysiders priced out of their own market leading the charge....

Outer ring home to Melbournes fastest growing suburbs

Cranbourne East, Truganina, Beaconsfield-Officer and Epping have been named as Victoria's strongest markets for new home building. MELBOURNE'S outer r...

Auction numbers, house prices growing in outer Melbourne, REIV says

MELBOURNE'S outer ring is seeing more auction action than ever before, boosting house prices in suburbs on the city's edges....

Which Melbourne suburbs offer the best property price growth potential?

INVESTORS in search of properties that will deliver high capital growth in the years ahead may find a safe bet on the outskirts of Melbourne....

The 10 things buyers hate at open homes

Half of all home buyers judge whether a property impresses them as soon as they walk in the front door, a new survey shows...

The importance of regular property inspections

For property investors to be confident that they are protecting the overall value of their assets, it is essential to conduct routine inspections...

Secrets to buying under market value

With the Australian property market on the rise, more and more Australian home owners are excited to join the market and sell their properties within ...

Budget impact of negative gearing is falling, ATO data shows

The number of Australians who own investment properties is rising, but the number who negatively gear property is falling...

How the Budget kept it in the family

One of the main tax changes that we had expected to affect families was an overhaul of tax relief for pension contributions...

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