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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 ...

Reforms wide of the mark

Proposed underquoting reforms in NSW won't prevent "rogue agents" from taking advantage of sellers and may remove important negotiation mechanisms, ac...

3 big risks to your positively geared portfolio

Even with the best of planning, a positively geared strategy can be brought undone by the unexpected. But anticipating potential risks can help you mi...

Setting Property Investment Goals

Every successful property investment decision starts with a set of clear and achievable goals....

7 steps to building a massive property portfolio

Statistics show that more than 70 per cent of property investors own just one investment property....

Is a renovate-and-flip right for you

There's no shortage of older properties out there just waiting to be given a new lease on life, but that doesn't necessarily mean that renovation is t...

Reserve Bank leaves interest rates on hold at 2pc despite global market volatility

The Reserve Bank has left interest rates on hold at their historic low of 2 per cent for the fourth consecutive month...

Scrapping negative gearing makes no sense

A chorus of business figures have issued dire predictions relating to the scrapping of negative gearing...

Should I pay my loan fortnightly

Realising fortnightly repayments allows you to slash up to tens of thousands of dollars from your mortgage payments...

Homebuyer resurgence underway

According to preliminary auction results, there were a reported 735 residential properties auctioned in Melbourne at the weekend...

More illegal investors ordered to sell up

Five foreign investors who unlawfully hold residential property in Australia have been ordered to sell their properties...

Investor crackdown dangerous for housing supply

Reduced levels of investor loans could prevent development projects going ahead, which would in turn damage supply levels according to an industry fig...

Sydney and Melbourne set for further growth RBA

Australias central bank has raised the extraordinary possibility that property prices in Sydney and Melbourne have not yet responded fully to ultra-lo...

Fixed rate loans becoming more popular

Demand for fixed rate home loans increased over the month of July in response to multiple banks increasing interest rates, according to an industry ex...

4 benefits of refinancing your investment property

Many investors think that once a mortgage is locked in, there?s little room to move. In actual fact, you can always negotiate with your broker or bank...

5 ownership structures to consider

The options can present as a mine field, so getting the right professional advice ahead of your first purchase is critical to minimise tax...

How reliable are property valuations

It would be great if we could take exactly what our property valuer says as the truth and not give it another moment's thought...

5 tenant red flags

Many people make the mistake of not paying attention to the quality of the tenant...

First timers choosing investment over ownership

The number of first home buyers turning to investing is on the rise as they?re priced out of buying properties they want to live in...

Start Appreciating your Depreciation

Property Tax Depreciation is something we often dont appreciate or more commonly just dont understand at all...

How to beat financial hardship

Times of stress and hardship can be caused by many factors, such as market fluctuations, periods of rental vacancy, increases to outgoings and mainten...

Sydney investors seek affordable property in Melbourne developments

Sydney investors frustrated with the citys sky-high prices are heading south to scoop up cheap Melbourne real estate according to developers, with man...

Expert Says People Would Be Crazy To Try And Get A Mortgage Without A Broker

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority?s push to slow down the level of lending to property investors could likely have an unintended conseque...

Major Buyers Agency Changes Tack As First Time Buyers Borrow More Than Ever

Sydney and Melbourne?s continual price growth doesn?t seem to be scaring away people looking to break into the property market...

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