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What’s ahead for property in 2015?

Australia’s property markets enjoyed a positive 2014, but what does next year hold for investors? by Michael Yardney

RBA notes considerable regional price growth variation

Housing price growth had slowed a little, the December minutes of the Reserve Bank of Australia noted. by Jonathan Chancellor

Hammer slams on a stronger property year than last: 2014 auction wrap

RP Data figures show more people have sold more homes at auction this year than in 2013. by Kirsten Robb

Seven questions to ask yourself about your property portfolio

Christmas is coming, our homes (and soon our bellies) are filled with egg nog and mince pies. But that’s no reason to forget about your property portfolio. by Jennifer Duke

Rich Dad author Robert Kiyosaki warns investors to avoid real estate – is he right?

Robert Kiyosaki has been wandering around the country telling anyone who’ll listen that the Australian property bubble is about to burst. by Michael Yardney

Buying an investment property while renting: The pros and cons

What are the pros and cons of buying an investment property and renting before purchasing your first home? by Jessie Richardson

How mortgage comparison websites make money

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reported in early December that most comparator website users don’t understand how the websites make money. by Zoe Fielding

Property clearance rate drop is “natural” as auction volumes surge, says expert

National auction clearance rates are struggling to find the same heights as earlier in the year, off the back of a huge weekend for the property market. by Kirsten Robb

Beware the summer holiday home investment: Washington Brown

Quantity surveyors Washington Brown are warning investors not to get carried away with that holiday feeling this summer. by Oliver Wisniewski

15 myths about wealth that stop you from reaching your financial goals

Money doesn’t discriminate; it doesn’t care who you are or where you come from. by Michael Yardney

Capital city prices dip in November as growth slows

Across Australia, the rate of price growth continues to slow, with combined capital city home values down 0.3% in November, according to CoreLogic RP Data. by Jessie Richardson

It's not just investors who benefit from negative gearing

Negative gearing is currently a hot topic, with opinions clashing across the net. by John Edwards

If you were a bank, would you lend yourself money?

What criteria would you use to decide if it’s worth taking the risk of lending yourself money? by Michael Yardney

Negative gearing merely scratches the surface of Australia’s inequitable tax system

Of all the policies employed by the government to exacerbate Australia’s housing affordability crisis, our inequitable tax system, which includes negative gearing, is top of the list. by Catherine Cashmore

10 first homebuyer lessons to teach your children

As parents, we all want to see our children succeed in life. And flying the family nest to branch out on their own is a big move, particularly when they’re contemplating that first home purchase. by Michael Yardney

RBA chief Glenn Stevens flags concern about Australian economy: Six key takeouts from his speech

RBA governor Glenn Stevens has voiced concerns with the economy in a speech at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia’s annual dinner in Melbourne last night. by Cara Waters

The four top exit strategies for property investors

You should always begin with the end in mind, in other words your desired outcome. by Cam McLellan

Brisbane on the slippery slope to oversupply

A media release this week was positively gushing in its eulogy of the Brisbane inner city apartment market. by Terry Ryder

What are the property hotspots for 2015?

Making predictions about property hotspots is good sport, but it's not a property investment strategy. by Michael Yardney

ASIC commences proceedings against property promoter Park Trent Properties

Park Trent Properties Group Pty Ltd, known as Park Trent, is under scrutiny from ASIC. by Jennifer Duke
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