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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...

Why regional property prices are on the rise

City dwellers are expanding their horizons and heading to the country in search of affordable quality housing...

There will be cuts in budget: Frydenberg

JUST because Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the budget will be dull, it doesnt mean there wont be spending cuts...

Melbourne's middle ring leading the way

Middle Melbourne is leading the way as the Victorian capital continues to produce growth property markets right across the metropolitan area....

Melbournes autumn to produce 2015's best price growth

The Melbourne housing market weakened over 2014, down by an underperforming local economy, according to the Domain Group senior economist, Andrew Wils...

Simple ways to maximize profits on your investment property

Real estate investors have many reasons for making such investments, but one of the more common motives behind a decision to invest in a property is t...

3 unexpected benefits of investing in property

Investment in residential property is currently at an all-time high...

Huge Growth Predicted In Coming Decades

A comparison between cost of living in 1984 and 2014 by finder.com.au has revealed the average property value is eight times higher than 30 years ago...

Homeowners race to pay off loans

HALF of Australian mortgage holders might be using official interest rate cuts to pay off their home loan faster...

Could interest rates hit 1.75 percent in 2015

For the ninth consecutive month, job advertisements in Australia have risen...

Australian experience shows that lower interest rates are key to stimulating the economy

Australia residential property market is solid? and fast growing...

Reserve Bank keeps interest rates on hold, amid fears of house price growth

THE Reserve Bank of Australia has flagged another rates cut despite keeping its official interest rate on hold at the historic low level of 2.25 per c...

The Australian economy and the low interest rate future

This month the Reserve Bank of Australia dropped interest rates to 2.25 per cent, a record low...

Rentals needed to meet demand for emergency accommodation in Melbournes east

A SHORTAGE of emergency housing in the eastern suburbs has prompted the State Government to appeal to landlords for more rental properties....

RBA rate cut fans Sydney, Melbourne housing markets

Februarys rate cut appears to be fanning flames in the already overheated property markets of Sydney and Melbourne...

Another rate cut likely next month as mortgage activity surges

FALLING interest rates have sparked a surge in activity among home loan customers, who are likely to receive a second rate cut within weeks courtesy o...

Rate cuts will benefit Melbournes inner north market

The RBAs decision is good news for home owners as they can pay off their mortgage quicker than expected...

How Melbournes property market is looking

More Melbourne suburbs join the million dollar club as regional prices bounce back following strong last quarter...

Melbourne house owners on track for another year of growth Robert Larocca

Residential dwelling values in Melbourne returned to trend in January with a 2.7percent rise recorded by CoreLogic RP Data in the latest home value in...

Melbourne property value growth leads the nation in January

MELBOURNES property market charged into 2015 with a 2.7 per cent price increase in January...

Get ready for a busy autumn on Melbournes property market

MELBOURNES robust property market is expected to pick up where it left off 2014....

Australian banks refuse to give mortgage holders a break say analysts

PROFITS on home loans are egregious, one of the nations most respected bank analysts says...

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