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Median Property Prices Approach $700,000

The average median price for houses rose by 2.1% over the June quarter, according to the latest Real Estate Market Facts report released by the Real E...

US Federal Reserve set to hold interest rates

Economists on Wall Street and traders are betting the US Federal Reserve will probably keep interest rates steady this week, meaning that any Septembe...

Low interest rates for not so long

Buying "duration" in recent times ' or assets like fixed-rate bonds that expose you to long-term interest-rate risks ' has been one of the more danger...

Investors Remain Bullish On Aussie Real Estate

More than 70% of the 1,000 respondents in the latest Property Investor Sentiment Survey believe that now is a good time to invest in property, despite...

Home Loan Decline 'No Cause For Alarm', Says HIA

The number of loans for owner-occupiers may have fallen across the board in July, but the Housing Industry Association (HIA) said that this should not...

Melbourne Building Rings Dinner Bell For Investment, Conversion Or Development

A 19-level office building located at 50 Franklin Street in Melbourne's CBD is set to hit the market and expected to generate interest of $50 million,...

Avoid apartment investments: property pro

Investors should avoid medium and high density apartments in most Australian markets including Adelaide, a property investment expert warns....

New breed of house buying: No inspection, no auction, $100 a brick

WANNABE property investors now have another option for getting a toehold in the booming Sydney property market. A new company is selling houses just o...

Riding the cycle of low interest rates and high market volatility

Paul Kessell offers some timely advice about investing in a low interest rate environment....

ANZ lets fleeced investors linked to the Members Alliance investment property group walk away from u

THE bank that did most of the lending to clients of the controversial investment property group Members Alliance will let people walk away from unfini...

Q&A: Just how low can interest rates go

With interest rates at record lows, borrowing has never been cheaper in Australia....

Home loan customers do not know what interest rate they pay

A MAJORITY of home loan customers have no idea what interest rate they are paying which could result in them wasting thousands of dollars a year...

Housing Affordability Improves Over June Quarter

The latest REIA Housing Affordability Report showed that the proportion of median family income required to meet average loan repayments has dropped...

Carlton, Victoria: Cheaper To Buy Than Rent

With a median weekly mortgage of $226, compared to its median weekly rent of $375, Carlton topped the list of suburbs in Victoria that are cheaper to ...

Buyers 'Losing Sleep' Over Property Market

A recent survey conducted by St. George Bank showed that 50% of home buyers were losing sleep and 25% were losing focus at work because of stress from...

Not enough Australians take superannuation seriously

FEWER than one in 10 Australians are paying extra money into their superannuation, sparking fresh warnings that many will not have enough to pay for a...

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....

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