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Will Reduced Lending To Real Estate Investors Put Pressure On Prices And Supply

A major Australian property lobby group is concerned that reduced lending to real estate investors could throttle the supply of new housing in Austral...

Property plans in tatters, Don't despair

If you had intentions to buy an investment property this year, where do you stand with the recent lending changes...

Chinas wave of global property investment is just beginning

Today?s global property market is sitting on the cusp of an unprecedented flood of capital now banking up in China...

Melbourne, Victoria, Only City Named as World's Most Liveable for Five Years

Melbourne in Australia remains the only city in the world to have this week topped the Economist Intelligence Unit?s Global Liveability Index for the ...

Shared Accommodation Listings In Melbourne Take A Massive Leap

Shared accommodation is becoming more prevalent in Melbourne according to new figures from an online share accommodation portal...

RBA calls out banks on sticky credit card interest rates

The Reserve Bank says the big banks have boosted margins on their $9 billion credit card income by 3 percentage points since the global financial cris...

Non Major Lender Announces Multiple Changes To Slow Investor Lending

A large mutual lender has announced a ?three-pronged? approach as it becomes the latest to try to slow investor lending...

Tougher Penalties For Agents And Developers The Next Step In Foreign Investment Crackdown

Real estate agents who assist people to break foreign investment rules are in the sights of law makers...

No Ban For SMSF Borrowing To Purchase Property Says Assistant Treasurer

There will be no ban on self-managed super fund (SMSF) borrowing to purchase property, according to the assistant treasurer, but tougher regulation co...

Reserve Bank leaves interest rates on hold, Australian dollar jumps on statement

The Reserve Bank has left interest rates on hold at a record low 2 per cent for the third month in a row...

We ain't seen nothing yet Chinese foreign investment in Australian property tipped to surge

In recent weeks there has been a lot of focus on the challenges facing China as it opens up its financial markets to foreign investors, and what the a...

Australian interest rate cuts 'on table' as inflation stays soft

Further interest rates cuts remain on the table, Australia's central bank chief said Wednesday...

Lower Australian dollar takes pressure off Reserve Bank

The Australian dollar started Wednesday up a cent against the US dollar before shedding morning gains despite second-quarter inflation data coming in ...

The prospects for a stronger Australian economy next year may have to be reviewed

The prospects for Australian economic growth brightened fractionally in June with the Westpac-MI leading index rising to 0.06pc from -0.02pc in May...

Why mortgage rates could rise next year

The Reserve Bank of Australia is widely expected to leave official interest rates on hold at two per cent for the foreseeable future...

APRA tells big banks to boost mortgage backing by billions

Consumers and shareholders could cop higher prices and lower returns after the banking regulator ordered the big banks to pump billions of dollars int...

Reserve Bank leaves interest rates on hold at 2pc

The Reserve Bank has left its official cash rate on hold at 2 per cent for the second straight month...

BIS warns that low interest rates could hurt, not help, economic growth

The central bank of central banks has warned its members that ultra-low interest rates may be doing more harm than good...

Australias great tax myths

WE ALL know that taxes are a fact of life. But figuring out what we can deduct and how those deductions or tax breaks work can be hard...

Agency Heads Blast Bubble Talk

The chief executive officers of two major real estate agencies have hit out at the ongoing speculation around conditions of the Sydney property market...

Time Might Be Right For P&I Switch

Whether youre an owner occupier or property investor, the head of a national mortgage broking firm believes the time is right to consider restructurin...

Expert says get rid of mum and dad monopoly investors

OWNING a home has generally been the Australian dream. But with prices still on the increase in most Australian cities, that dream is becoming even ha...

Rental growth slowdown signals property boom on borrowed time

Fresh data on the rental market is fuelling concerns that Melbournes property boom is coming to an end, with returns for landlords hitting record lows...

Business confidence bounces on budget, lower interest rates

NAB said on Tuesday its business confidence index for May climbed four points to seven points, its highest level since August last year...

Stop builders turning dream homes into nightmares

Time and again reports have called for building sector reforms, but nothing changes...

RBA June interest rates guidance puts a rocket under Australian dollar

The Aussie dollar has piled on gains overnight following a dearth of guidance from the Reserve Bank of Australia in its June interest rates decision...

Affordability is driving a strong property market in Melbournes outer west: hockingstuart Melton

The outer west remains one of Melbournes most affordable pockets to buy property...

Melbourne's best yielding suburbs

With interest rates staying low for the forseeable future, more investors are likely to plunge into Melbourne's rising property market...

Population growth will drive house prices: Damian Collins

Australias robust population growth will continue to underpin property prices for decades to come...

More Sydney-based investors are choosing to buy property in Melbourne

SYDNEY based property investors have become so frustrated with the Harbour Citys lofty home prices that many have been looking toward Melbourne real e...

5 ways to buy property on a modest income

Having a low income does not automatically exclude you from investing in property, you simply need to be diligent with your finance and perhaps be a l...

Top 5 investing tax mistakes you could be making

Tax time is just around the corner and smart investors know its a great time to claim back a portion of their investment expenses but could you be doi...

RBA must front up to failed gamble on interest rates

Its been four years since the Reserve Bank began its easing cycle, and business investment continues to fall. In fact, yesterday?s figures show one of...

Interest rates likely to remain low long-term

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday could prove a pivotal moment for markets, as markets hunt for the latest clues about the directi...

Westpac cuts investor loan discounts

The biggest lender to property investors, Westpac Banking Corp, has become the last of the major banks to pull back on lending incentives...

10 ways to reduce your property investor tax bill in 2016

Tax is a necessary evil. While the revenue collected through tax means the federal and various state governments are able to fund a range of projects,...

Giant super balance of $1.5 million needed for retired couple

RETIREE couples will need a whopping $1.5 million in superannuation to live a retirement income equivalent to the average weekly wage...

Federal budget 2015: Winners and losers

Are you one of the winners or losers from this years budget...

Federal Budget 2015: What it means for you

THE 2015-16 Federal Budget has its eye on turbocharging the economy and getting more Australians into work, with generous stimulus for small business ...

How to fast track your portfolio and reduce your tax

Property as a form of investment has long been popular with high income earners who want to grow their wealth...

Apartment boom has years to run, developers say

Property developers say they are focused on getting as much new supply into Sydney and Melbourne apartment markets before the interest rate cycle turn...

SMSFs forced to rethink earnings after interest rate cut

There is such a high probability that self-managed super funds are invested in cash. It is forcing them to re-think their investment strategy...

5 things that annoy your tenants

Your tenants are crucial to maintaining cash flow, so what are the most common gripes that cause tenants to move on?...

7 tips for investing on a small income

Investing in property isn't just for big earners and high rollers. Here's how you can buy multiple properties even if you don't earn much money...

3 ways to find a hotspot before everyone else

Property investors are often searching for the next boomtown or ?hotspot?, but sometimes if you?ve heard about it, you may already be too late...

Melbourne changes direction

A new era of urban development...

Metro prices growing twice as fast as regional values

Investors with properties in the capital cities have enjoyed substantially larger capital growth over the past 12 months than those who bought in regi...

Most profitable investment suburbs revealed

An online property portal has identified the suburbs that investors in one major city should target, based on affordability and tenant demand...

How to fast track your portfolio and reduce your tax

Property as a form of investment has long been popular with high income earners who want to grow their wealth...

Reserve Bank cuts interest rates to 2pc

The Reserve Bank has cut official interest rates by 25 basis points to a fresh record low of 2 per cent...

Significant slowdown in rental growth set to continue

Rental growth across most of Australia?s capital cities remains sluggish due to increased housing supply and record investor activity...

Capital city growth trends revealed

Melbourne and Darwin both rose 2.2 per cent, with Melbourne?s population reaching 4.4 million and Darwin?s population reaching 2.2 million...

Ways to build the perfect property portfolio

There's no denying portfolio construction is the lifeblood of savvy high-net-worth investors...

Why property portfolios are a capital idea

Strategies being touted as the fast way to build multi-property portfolios could be high-cost, low-growth traps unsuitable for most investors, analysi...

Putting some perspective on the property bubble

Barely a day goes by without another warning from some property pessimist, columnist or overseas economist about a looming price collapse...

The suburb that is most influential on Melbourne's land values: Mal James

Question: Which suburb in Melbourne is having the greatest influence on land values across all of Melbourne...

Homeowners are paying off debts faster, says report

Low interest rates are steadily improving financial conditions for Australian households, according to the St.George-Melbourne Institute Household Fin...

Reserve Bank leaves interest rates on hold at 2.25pc

The Reserve Bank has left interest rates steady at a record low 2.25 per cent, disappointing many traders who had priced in an April rate cut....

How do school zones affect Melbourne property prices

One of the most important decisions you may make as a parent is where to send your child to school...

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