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Why you're better off buying an investment property that has owner-occupier appeal

The appeal of an investment property to potential tenants should be front of mind for any investor...

Beware banks' interest rate teaser tricks

As first home buyers find themselves in the box seat in the property market, banks are hungrily competing for this growing source of business...

Melbourne suburban train loop, including 12 new stations, promised by Victorian Labor

A plan to build a multi-billion-dollar underground rail loop connecting Melbourne's western and eastern suburbs via the airport, and link all major tr...

Dear landlords, here's what it means to have a pet in your rental property

SYDNEY woman Melanie Tait has been both a landlord and a renter and she has learnt one big lesson....

How to cope with interest rate rises

Tighter regulations and slowing credit growth are forcing financial institutions, including Westpac and Suncorp, to increase their variable interest r...

How the big four banks work out the best day to raise interest rates

Three of the four bank chiefs will be having an agonising time on Monday deciding whether - or most likely - when to follow Westpac in raising mortgag...

Strong economy needs more normal RBA interest rates

Ten years ago, the global financial crisis was about to erupt into a global recession that Australia was fortunate to dodge...

First Home Buyers: The surprise that turned this couple's house into a priceless investment

Brooke Campbell, got far more than she bargained for when buying her first home; the kind of investment money can't buy....

Chinese investment in Australian homes down, but Victoria still No. 1 state

CHINESE spending on Australian property fell by $8.8 billion last year, as new taxes, restrictions and capital controls curbed investment from our mos...

Australian real estate ranks second only to the US for Chinese property investors

Last year Chinese investors poured a massive $US17.4 billion ($24.5 billion) into Australian real estate, according to a new report...

Melbourne and the Great Oversupply Myth

If you've had half an eye on the major newspapers recently, you may have picked up on some negativity surrounding the number of new apartments on the ...

When is the best time for borrowers to fix their interest rate

BORROWERS unsure on whether to lock in their interest rate should be reviewing their mortgage now as more rock-bottom fixed-rate deals appear...

Rising interest rates the sting in the long tail of the global financial crisis

Ten years on it is hard to recall the misery of America in the wake of the Lehman collapse....

Banks cut deposit interest rates as mortgage costs rise

Banks are slashing the interest they pay on savings accounts at the same time as they hike interest rates on mortgages, analysis of recent rate change...

How to: Protecting an investment property with landlord insurance

One of the best ways to protect an asset is with insurance. This is true regardless of whether you're trying to secure a car, your possessions or, in ...

Market Slump Pulls SMSF Away From Property

The implications of the property downturn in Sydney and Melbourne have left their mark on self-managed super funds (SMSF), which are beginning to shy ...

What Lures Investors Away From The Market

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) addressed the elephant in the room last week as the industry group underscored how increasing deterrents are di...

Careful With Investing In Mining Regions

Aussies could use a reminder that a good location is a key to successful property investment...

Is It Crunch Time For Investors

Real Estate Institute of Australia's (REIA) latest Real Estate Market Facts report revealed that property prices across capital cities in the country ...

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...

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