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More home owners taking out risky interest-only loans: Moodys

The latest Structured Thinking Asia Pacific report from Moodys has pointed to the increased number of Australian owner occupier home buyers taking out interest only mortgages and the risks inherent in this decision. by Jennifer Duke
 

Hot air can’t bust a housing bubble that doesn’t exist

If I’ve read one story about a possible housing bust in Australia, I’ve read a hundred. by Michael Yardney
 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Rorting investor's $750,000 property plunge using 149 government grants under NSW new home scheme

The NSW New Home Grant Scheme was introduced in July 2012 to stimulate the construction of new homes and some 16,474 New Home Scheme grants of $5,000 were paid in its first full year totalling $82 million. by Jonathan Chancellor
 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

NAB misleading home loan rates in ASIC spotlight

National Australia Bank (NAB) is set to run advertisements that will correct their claims about home loan rates, after ASIC started a crackdown on false and misleading promotions in financial services. by Jennifer Duke
 

Monday, 27 October 2014

Why investors are on the hunt for high-yield assets

There has been much talk about the “search for yield” in investment markets. by Shane Oliver
 

Friday, 24 October 2014

Here’s why Australians are once again the wealthiest people in the world

Australians have once again topped the list as the world's wealthiest people in a Credit Suisse global wealth report. by Michael Yardney
 

Proposed reforms to Significant Investor Visa program could open gateway for venture capital

The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has welcomed an indication from the federal government that changes will be made to the Significant Investor Visa to encourage more investment in venture capital. by Kye White
 

Thursday, 23 October 2014

New investors facing risk as painful housing market correction likelihood increases: RBA

New property investors are taking on higher risks as prices are already high and growth in rents has slowed, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has warned. by Jonathan Chancellor
 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Bricks and mortar are a safe bet for investors

A question I have been asked on more than a few occasions: What are some of the real game changers that I have seen in my time selling real estate? by Robert Simeon
 
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