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Why property flips are likely to flop

Have you ever thought of tarting up an old property to on-sell and make a quick profit? by Michael Yardney

FIRB "asleep at the wheel" on property investment

Despite clear rules and clear prohibitions, the Foreign Investment Review Board had failed to enforce laws restricting investment in real estate by foreign investors, Kelly O'Dwyer maintains. by Jonathan Chancellor

REITs have outperformed, but stellar gains unlikely to continue: Research specialist

Listed property stocks are well managed and in good shape to deliver strong distributions to investors but stellar capital gains made over the past year are unlikely to continue, a research specialist predicts. by Zoe Fielding

Melbourne sellers kicking goals before the grand final as 1000 homes hit the auction block

More than 1000 homes went under the hammer on a sunny weekend in Melbourne this week, as Australia’s biggest auction city proved it was still capable of solid results against rising auction volumes. by Kirsten Robb

Queensland property 'pirates' walk the plank over salty ad

Coral Sea Property Management agency, well known for their brazen pirate themed real estate marketing in Townsville, have been stripped of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland accreditation after taking one billboard campaign a step too far. by Jennifer Duke

Spring state-by-state property markets roundup

We’re right into the spring real estate season and our national housing markets have continued to grow throughout the year. by Michael Yardney

Five things you need to know about Chinese property buyers in Australia, including one surprising fact

With all the media hyperventilation about Chinese buyers in the Australian property market, you'll be surprised by some of the facts. by Andrew Taylor

Economist says local market will not slow despite global competition

Australia is becoming less globally competitive but that doesn’t mean the local property market will slow, according to a leading economist. by Zoe Fielding

Sydney buyers spring into action as weekend clearance rate hits 82.4%

Spring has well and truly sprung in the Sydney auction market, with buyers snapping up 82.4% of the 711 properties on offer across the city at the weekend, according to RP Data. by Kirsten Robb

Why these factors could put the Melbourne and Sydney property markets on the skids: RP Data

Winter’s property price gains recorded by the RP Data CoreLogic Home Value Index were the largest rises across capital cities for the period since 2007. by Jennifer Duke

Queensland real estate agent on alleged drug ring charges

A Queensland real estate agent faced court on Tuesday on drugs-related charges after police busted an alleged Redlands methamphetamines ring. by Jonathan Chancellor

Auction market sails through first big test, as spring brings on wave of sales

The Sydney and Melbourne property markets have sailed through their first big auction test at the weekend, as the start of spring saw a wave of properties hit the auction block. by Kirsten Robb

Seven questions you must ask if you’re considering fixing interest rates

Many property investors are asking if it is the right time to lock in some or all of your loans into fixed rates? by Michael Yardney

No housing bubble: The big bank economists' conclusion

Australia’s four leading bank economists recently declaired there is no housing bubble. by Jonathan Chancellor

Australian housing prices up to 30% overvalued: Standard Life economist

The UK-based economist Jeremy Lawson, a former senior economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia, has warned that Australian housing prices are as much as 30% above fair value. by Jonathan Chancellor

Auction numbers up as Sydney continues to lead the way

Australia’s property market had a solid weekend at auction, despite the clearance rate taking a slight dip from last week. by Kirsten Robb

Australia's top 25 most expensive suburbs: RP Data

Australia’s million dollar property club hit new heights this year in what can only be described as an explosion in the number of suburbs nationally with a median value in excess of $1 million over the past year. by Cameron Kusher

10 first homebuyer lessons to teach your children

As parents, we all want to see our children succeed in life. Helping them invest wisely is one way of doing that. by Michael Yardney

House price inflation "remained robust": RBA's August minutes

Conditions in the established housing market remain strong, according to latest meeting minutes from the RBA. by Jonathan Chancellor

Auction numbers swells as spring approaches

Auction numbers have surged off the back of a strong market since the start of 2014, with 42% more homes sold under the hammer compared to this time last year, according to RP Data. by Kirsten Robb
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