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Australia not at risk of imminent debt crisis, Capital Economics says

Australia's household debt-to-GDP ratio looked higher than it was because it doesn't include offset accounts, Capital Economics says...

Cash just wont cut it focus on companies that are growing

Make no mistake. The good times are over. Thats about as succinctly as I can put it...

Melbournes next sustainable step

Melbourne University is another step closer to divestment of fossil fuel interests after publishing its sustainability charter on Friday....

Start up investment tax incentives worlds most generous

Alex McCauley, who became CEO of StartupAus in February, says tax incentives for angel investors will drive investment upfront and also encourage long...

Budget Surplus Trumps Concerns About Negative Gearing, CGT Changes

Altering the tax breaks offered to real estate investors should be considered by policy makers...

Promote Downsizing Through Altered Pension Means Test, Lobby Group Urges

Elderly home owners who are asset rich but have little income should be afforded the ability to downsize...

The RBA wont cut interest rates on Tuesday, but might in May

Investors shouldnt expect an interest rate cut when the Reserve Bank of Australia board members meet on Tuesday, but one mightnt be too far around the...

Student accommodation shortage

Student accommodation shortage attracts A$1.2bn investment in Aus, NZ...

Foreign borrowers targeted in ANZ's property lending crackdown

ANZ Banking Group has closed the door on some buyers wanting to invest in Australian real estate using overseas funds...

US Fed unlikely to raise interest rates amid concerns of global economic slowdown

The United States Federal Reserve appears unlikely to raise interest rates in the coming months...

Why Negative Interest Rates Could Happen

Why Negative Interest Rates Could Happen In The U.S. (But Probably Won't)...

How to protect your investment property

Keeping your rental property up to scratch is vital in helping to ensure continuity of income...

Five questions you must ask before buying an investment property

Choosing to build wealth through residential real estate requires a significant investment...

Are DIY Depreciation Claims Costing Investors Thousands

Australian real estate investors are potentially costing themselves thousands of dollars at tax time thanks to do it yourself depreciation claims...

Interest Rate Rise Warnings Begin To Stack Up

Another prominent voice in the mortgage industry has warned borrowers to brace themselves for additional interest rate rises in the near future...

Unreal interest rates will not create real demand

The current state of the world economy and the extraordinary experience of negative nominal interest rates are the outcome of a number of overlaying f...

Negative Gearing, CGT Changes Draw Mixed Responses From Experts

Proposed changes by the Federal Government and their Opposition counterparts to taxation arrangements such as negative gearing and capital gains tax h...

Should Owner-Occupiers Be Taxed Like Investors

A leading property academic believes housing affordability in Australia could be improved by the government moving to tax owner occupiers in a similar...

Possibility Of Negative Gearing Changes Could Increase Investor Activity

Australians love of getting one over on the tax man could see a rush of people try to enter the market if any plans to alter negative gearing are adop...

How our politicians play in investment property

Australias federal politicians are among the nations most aggressive real estate investors...

Cameron Harrisons bank free investment strategy looks smart right now

With the ASX dominated by financial stocks, an asset manager with a largely bank-free portfolio would usually be considered brave...

Bill Shorten would take an axe to housing investment

I hope the 800 delegates who rose to acclaim Bill Shorten's plan to cut a swathe through Australian housing fundamentals dont eventually regret their ...

Take it from me, tiny apartment life isn't so bad

Why are we prohibiting the construction of efficient housing that (especially young) people want to live in? I just don't get it...

Melbourne the only capital city where home values have doubled over the past decade

MELBOURNE is the only capital city where home values have doubled over the past decade, new research reveals....

How to evict your tenants

Evicting your tenants is a major step to take in your portfolios management one that needs to be conducted with due diligence and process...

The number 1 reason most Australians aren't wealthy

I believe there is one reason why the majority of Australians are not financially wealthy and never will be....

Todays superannuation is a story of lost wealth for Australians

IN two weeks of trading this year, the Australian stock market has fallen about 8 per cent...

Investment Lending Remains Within APRA Limits

Despite a small month-on-month increase over November, the annual growth of loans to property investors remains well below the 10% limit mandated by t...

Holiday Homes May Prove To Be Anything But A Relaxing Investment

While owning a house on the beach or a secluded cottage in the bush might seem attractive to investors looking to expand their portfolio...

PERMISSIONS Global property investments to grow, China interest in Sydney, Melbourne to rise

In Asia Pacific, Sydney and Melbourne are the hot favourites as investment destinations...

Capital Gains Tax Changes Would Hurt Families, Housing Market

Changes to how capital gains tax is applied to the sale of the family home in Australia would have a detrimental effect on average families and the na...

Confidence In Australias's Property Industry Remains Strong

Despite predictions that levels of housing construction will fall away over 2016, confidence levels in the nations property industry remain strong...

Residential Listing Figures Point To Strengthening Melbourne Market

The head of a prominent real estate research firm believe residential listing statistics for 2015 show that the Melbourne property market is one that ...

These are the best places to buy property in 2016

Thinking of investing in bricks and mortar this year? We asked the experts for their top property picks...

The butterfly effect how investments will react to US interest rate rise

The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates for the first time since 2006, a move that will affect almost every financial market in the world...

Property Tycoon Talks Up Real Estate

The founder of Australias biggest home building company believes real estate remains a prime investment opportunity when compared to other avenues, su...

Counting the cost of foreign investment on the property market

House prices rose by an average of 64 per cent in Sydney and Melbourne in the decade from 2004 to 2014...

Was the housing boom in Sydney and Melbourne driven by foreign buyers

House prices rose by an average of 64% in Sydney and Melbourne in the decade from 2004 to 2014...

Number one for investment Melbourne beats Sydney on long-term returns

Melbourne trumps Sydney as the best destination for real estate investment...

Is Melbourne Australias New Capital Growth Leader

New research has shown there could be a new market heading up Australias capital growth race but its days may already be numbered...

Times up for foreigners who illegally own Australian real estate

Time has run out for foreign buyers who illegally own Australian real estate...

Tougher Laws Wont Deter Foreign Investment In Australian Real Estate

A senior figure at an online platform that markets Australian real estate to Chinese buyers believes stricter laws covering foreign investors which ca...

Long-term savings on your investment property

When it comes to property investment, everyone wants a bargain ? but bargains are often a false economy...

Fixed Rate Mortgage Demand Stages Comeback

Fixed rate home loans attracted more attention form borrowers over November...

House prices interest rates Economists make their 2016 predictions

The Reserve Bank is set to leave interest rates on hold for the rest of this year and for all of 2016, say Australia's leading financial market foreca...

RBA governor Glenn Stevens indicates interest rates to stay on hold in December

Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has signalled that interest rates will stay on hold at next Tuesday's meeting saying the case for leaving them ste...

Should you allow pets in your investment property

If you are feeling hesitant about allowing tenants with pets to rent your property, it might be time to take another look...

Expert Expresses Concern As Gold Coast Off The Plan Sales Boom

While off the plan sales on the Gold Coast seem to be building a head of steam...

Disrupting The Traditional Property Investment Market Through Combining Sales And Finance

Ask the person next to you Where would you rather live Sydney or Melbourne...

The key to good investing is picking the right index

Smart indexes that measure patterns and characteristics of the sharemarket are proving to be the best way for investors to actively manage their funds...

Does The Block stack up as an investment

After six buyers forked out more than $1.7 million each for a slice of The Block action, readers might be left wondering whether they?ve invested wise...

Discover the truth behind 5 dangerous retirement myths

Making assumptions can be a dangerous business when it comes to your finances None more so than preparing for retirement...

20 SUCCESS HABITS OF THE RICH

What do successful people do differently. Being rich has little to do with the money itself...

Massive increase in vacancy rates

Vacancy rates have more than doubled in one capital city over the past 12 months, with new research indicating that landlords are being forced to reas...

Dont be a frugal property investor

Would you give away $10,000? Would you let a potential of lost income slip away?...

More foreign buyers in government sights

The federal government has confirmed it is investigating hundreds of foreign buyer cases, with the Treasurer announcing another round of forced sales ...

The 5 critical investment questions you should be asking

Property investment seems to be the nation's favourite topic, but that doesn't mean it's the right choice for everyone...

Is Property investment pot luck

A major stockbroking firm has raised concerns about the suitability of property investment for many self-managed super fund portfolios, describing it ...

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