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A $2,500 deposit can get you into property – but what’s the catch?

Paying just $2500 to get into property seems like a good way to buy in faster, with little cash down, and it has been making headlines this week. by Jennifer Duke

Dear Reserve Bank: Australians don't need to be reminded that prices fall

When the head boffins at the Reserve Bank deliver their sermons, saying "prices don't always rise, sometimes they fall", many Australians who don't need reminding must wonder what planet they're from. by Terry Ryder

Why café culture is a key to property success

Everyone knows that location is critical when selecting an investment property that will outperform. by Michael Yardney

Reserve Bank issues warning on property boom

The Reserve Bank has strengthened its warnings about the property frenzy in its Financial Stability Review published yesterday. by Cara Waters

Aussie's John Symond fixes his investment property mortgage rate

John Symond, the founder of Aussie Home Loans, has revealed he has taken five-year fixed loans for his Sydney investment property portfolio. by Jonathan Chancellor

Investors in REITs at risk of significant capital losses: Morningstar

Australian commercial property is overvalued and investors in real estate investment trusts are at risk of significant capital losses when interest rates and bond yields rise. by Zoe Fielding

RBA’s bubble warning has not changed ‘on hold’ prediction: Westpac

Despite the Reserve Bank of Australia’s concerns about the housing market’s price growth, it appears that not all are changing their predictions of a period of rate stability and macro involvement isn’t on everyone’s radar. by Jennifer Duke

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
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