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Melbourne No. 1 with offshore investors

MELBOURNE is the No. 1 Australian city for global property players in the Asia Pacific region, a new survey has revealed, while Sydney has fallen down...

Melbourne Is The Most Attractive Investment City In Oz

Investor demand for Asia-Pacific commercial real estate remains strong, with an overwhelming 92% of respondents to CBRE's new survey indicating that t...

Value Growth For Expensive Properties Is Slowing

The most expensive sector of the housing market is slowing rapidly, according to CoreLogic's stratified hedonic home value index...

Melbourne beats Sydney as the top Australian city for investment

Melbourne has been named the number two city in the APAC region for investment for commercial property investors, coming second only to Toyko...

As the property market changes, diversifying your investment portfolio is vital

We Australians have an obsession with property. Whether this manifests in the dream of owning our own home or our appetite for property within our inv...

First interest rate hike will come as a shock, warns RBA governor Philip Lowe

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe says a likely official interest rate hike will come as a shock to many households given they haven't se...

Are interest rates about to go up

Australia's banks are about a month away from deciding if they're going to increase interest rates once again'essentially deciding between 'profits ve...

Dealing With Winter Maintenance Issues

With the winter months just around the corner, it's important for landlords and property managers to ensure that their investment properties are in ti...

Property Management Disrupted By Private Rental

With the barriers to homeownership becoming more entrenched, property management is being disrupted by growth in the private rental sector (PRS)....

5 BIG MISTAKES INVESTORS MAKE WHEN ANALYSING RENTAL PROPERTIES

Thinking of buying an investment property, but you truly don't know where to start...

The great investment dilemma: shares or property

Shares versus property. It's a bit like asking whether you're a dog or a cat person, most people pick a camp and will explain to anyone who will liste...

Melbourne Apartments Peaked In 2017

Inner-Melbourne apartment completions reached a peak last year, and to date, negative side effects on the market have been minimal, according to JLL's...

What are the risks of making an investment property double as a holiday home

Having your own little getaway is an idyllic proposition, evoking powerful imagery of sun-swept beaches, tree-lined rivers, bush walks through the mou...

The right time to buy an investment property

I am currently focusing on paying off my first home loan. Would you recommend I buy a new investment property for the future of my family, or keep pay...

Whatever happened to Australia's 2018 interest rate hike

The Reserve Bank of Australia has slipped even further back in the global race to tighten...

Will the Australian dollar get crushed as US interest rates storm higher

As global financial markets mulled over the implications of new Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell firming-up an extra rate hike this year, the NAB p...

Sydney's Lacklustre Long-Term Capital Growth

While Sydney has recorded strong capital growth over the past five years, its long-term performance pales in comparison to smaller capitals, according...

Should investors switch to a principal-and-interest loan for the lower rates

One of my gorgeous Gen Y accountants has worked hard, saved hard, lived at home and a couple of years ago bought her first investment property. She ma...

Melbourne's liveability choice: soar like Manhattan or sprawl like LA

Melbourne is on course to lose its status as one of the world's most liveable cities, unless smart decisions are made now about how to accommodate alm...

Share Your Property Investment Story

The news is full of reports about Australia's property market: When will prices soften Can young people get into the market Now there's a Royal Commis...

Emerging Regional Investment Hot Spots

New analysis from property market research firm Propertyology has revealed 39 locations across Australia that possess the right ingredients for stella...

Low interest rates are still good for markets

Volatility has well and truly returned to global equity markets, with many investors awakened from their slumber after a prolonged period of stable re...

What happens when interest rates go up

Three graphs that show Australia's debt dilemma...

ING, Macquarie, Virgin cut interest-only home loan rates

ING, Macquarie Bank and Virgin Money are reducing rates on interest-only investment loans despite regulatory efforts to curb these loans due to concer...

Morgan Stanley says these 3 factors could lead to a shock RBA rate cut this year

While no one is really sure when it will happen, almost every economist thinks the next move from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will be to lift ...

Australia ranked as one of world's most stable places to invest

Australia is considered one of the most stable countries in the world for real estate investment, a new global survey has found....

Foreign buyers are dropping out of the Australian property race

Soaring demand from foreign buyers of local property has dropped significantly in recent months as both Australian and Chinese policy-makers bear down...

Top 3 Pathetic Excuses for not Owning an Investment Property

Are you holding off investing in your first property If so, why ...

Why interest rates are likely to rise in 2018

It's one of the most time-worn and sacred traditions of Australia's central bank that January be declared a no-meeting month...

Investors urged to avoid Melbourne's inner-city unit market

PART of the Melbourne property market has been bluntly named in a new report as an area 'investors must avoid' this year....

Getting children into expensive property market is a family affair

Bernadette and Stephen Janson want their four adult children to own a home but don't believe in donating a deposit, gifting a property or jeopardising...

ANZ: Reserve Bank Will Hike Rates In 2018

Firms in the property sector remain positive about market conditions into the new year, states the ANZ-Property Council Survey for the March 2018 quar...

Achieving your goals through property investment

Aussies who want to enjoy a comfortable retirement or are struggling to buy their first home should consider property investment as a means of achievi...

How many investment properties do you need to retire comfortably

WORKING out how much property investment is needed to be a self-funded retiree can seem daunting, a plan like this will help....

RBA announces cash rate for November

The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced the cash rate for November, following its monthly board meeting....

Home loan customers should steer clear of fixing their interest rate

HOME loan customers looking to fix their loans are betting against the odds and could end up costing themselves more....

The Risks Of DIY Property Management

Managing your own property may seem like a great idea in the beginning: No real-estate fees, which means more money in your pocket and the chance to c...

Interest rates on hold for foreseeable future

The Reserve Bank has released the minutes of its last monthly board meeting, with good news for business owners seeking a reprieve from rate rises in ...

Should you fix your interest rate

WITH home loan interest rates at historically low levels, MOVE is often asked by prospective home loan and refinancing clients whether a fixed interes...

Women's property investments outperform men's

WOMEN are putting a new twist on the outdated and somewhat offensive suggestion their place is in the home ' by making more profit from home ownership...

The tricky balancing act on rate rises

What is the right level for interest rates...

Victoria Unveils Tenancy Reforms

The Andrews Labor government recently released an unprecedented barrage of tenancy reforms, all aimed at safeguarding the rights of tenants. ...

How To Earn Two Incomes From One Property

The idea of earning two incomes from one property may sound too good to be true, but according to Phillip Allen, investment property strategist and ow...

What to know if you're buying a home for property investment

Purchasing a home as an investment property can feel like an entirely different universe from buying an owner-occupied space, but there are still thin...

Reserve Bank keeps interest rates at record low of 1.5pc

The Reserve Bank of Australia has maintained its firmly neutral stance, holding the official cash rate at the historic low of 1.5 per cent....

How to get the best deal on your home loan interest rate today

HOME loan customers are revelling in record-low interest rates but many could be missing out on nabbing rock-bottom deals by failing to pay attention....

Melbourne And Hobart Overtake Sydney

Property prices in Sydney dropped for the first time in nearly one-and-a-half years, falling 0.1% lower in September. In contrast, strong gains in Hob...

RBA interest rates in October: don't discount a future rate cut just yet

Although the Reserve Bank's October meeting isn't likely to bring a change in interest rates, things aren't as cut and dried as they might seem, and a...

Diversity is the key to avoiding property pain

A real lack of diversification in property market hotspots is catching out investors and it's threatening to send some people to the wall....

Population Growth Is Pushing Up House Prices

Australia's estimated residential population has soared by 389,100, or 1.61%, to 24.5 million people in the year to March, the fastest increase since ...

Nearly half of Sydney and Melbourne property owners have seen their investment double in value

In an era of record-low interest rates and high population growth, it's been a good time to be a home owner in Australia lately, particularly in the n...

Landlords could benefit from accepting pets, experts say

ACCEPTING pets could be 'a savvy investment strategy' for landlords in Melbourne, where there's a severe shortage of animal-friendly rentals....

Bill Evans just outlined why the RBA should not hike interest rates next year

There's been a distinct shift in mindset towards the outlook for Australian interest rates over the past month....

Interest rates locked in until 2020 says Westpac chief economist

Official interest rates may be locked in until next decade, economists for the nation's second-biggest home lender have predicted amid concerns that l...

RBA leaves cash rate on hold in September

THE RBA has kept the official cash rate on hold at its record low, amid growing signs of a housing slowdown....

Interest rates falling despite Reserve Bank monetary policy inaction

The wattle has flowered, the blowflies are starting to buzz and the early mornings are becoming just a little less frosty ' sure signs spring has spru...

Why the RBA's hands are tied on interest rates

Australia is stuck in an economic disconnect....

Home loans customers are paying way more than they need to and are wasting thousands of dollars

UNNECESSARY charges are adding years to the loan terms of average Aussies and costing them big time....

The road to property investment

Buying an investment property in regional Victoria is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition, with Bendigo identified by some property expert...

Female Investors Boost Super With Property

It's a well known fact that women are more likely to retire with less superannuation than men. But new research shows that savvy Australian women are ...

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