Investment Property

BUYING TO LET

Patchy outlook for investors

John Collett Record-low interest rates have been driving property prices higher. But borrowing won’t always be cheap and, if you’re thinking of buying to let, you will need to tread carefully.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Buying well the key to long-term success

Mark Bouris Glenn Stevens' statement on interest rates was bland but should remind property investors that they must do their homework and invest wisely.

SUIT YOURSELF

Does red zone thrill, or are you still a bit green?

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Emily Chantiri It is never too early to start investing, but one strategy does not suit all.

PROPERTY

Head over heart the best tip

Melissa Browne Buy a new place, and rent out the old one? Make sure it is a financially sound move.

INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Rising rates threaten negative gearing party

The number of debt-laden landlords is growing.

Clancy Yeates As the typical house price rises, so does the number of debt-laden landlords.

INSIGHT

Rise in property prices threatens to grow bubbles

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Clancy Yeates Low rates and a buoyant auction market are breathing new life into an age-old debate: are Australian house prices at risk of entering bubble territory?

Return of traditional mortgages

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Volatile investment markets and question marks over property values are making line-of-credit loans less popular and potentially harder to unwind for those who have one.

Cultivating an eye for growth

House prices blossom.

Peter Cerexhe And so the cash rate fell on Melbourne Cup day. Summer is fast approaching, the great race was exciting and, after a year of interest rate stasis, the gates opened at last for the Cup and the cut.

Choosing the right contract

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Barbara Drury Buying a family home or investment property is a significant financial commitment, so it makes sense to share the burden with some form of joint ownership.