The great investment dilemma: shares or property

Paul Benson Despite the value of gearing and the feeling of owning a tangible asset, shares beat property as an investment on a number of fronts.

What's in a name? Why the name on title deeds matters for property investors

Australians are continuing to invest in property.

Melissa Browne One of the most neglected questions in property is what ownership structure to use.

How a property price slump would affect existing homeowners

The bank can't force you to sell because the property value has fallen, as long as you make your repayments.

Mark Bouris Recent headlines have flagged a fall in Australian capital city house prices. But does it mean anything for you?

Buying property with your super fund has drawbacks

Daryl Dixon Whether or not the government removes the ability of self-managed super funds to borrow to purchase property or other investments, the implications for investors are relatively minor.

Locked out of property market? Five better places for Millennials to put money

Despite reports of the property market coming off the boil, it's still not a welcoming environment for Millennials.

Clayton Howes Property is but one asset class, and there are many other things you can do with your money in 2017 instead.

Protect yourself in a frenzied property market

If auction bidding goes too high, keep your hand down.

Mark Bouris How to protect yourself when the market gets hot.

The rising pressure on new property investors

Daryl Dixon Higher stamp duty rates for foreign investors and APRA's tightening of bank lending regulations on investment loans have reduced new investor housing demand especially for apartments.

Diversity is the key to avoiding property pain

Real estate agent and investor, Bella Exposito is caught in the dramatic downturn of property prices in the Queensland mining town of Moranbah.

Bianca Hartge-Hazelman A real lack of diversification in property market hotspots is catching out investors and it's threatening to send some people to the wall.


Super changes could force DIY super investors to forfeit property deposits

SMSF owners may be in breach of contract if they've bought a property but can't transfer the money under the $500,000 lifetime cap on non-concessional contributions.

Noel Whittaker In last month's budget. the Coalition made radical changes to our superannuation system. It was a mixed bag, with some of the ideas innovative and welcome, some controversial and one horrific.


How to make property investment pay off

Maintenance costs are tax deductible for property investors.

Mark Bouris Controlling costs is critical for successful investment.

Time to look at other property options rather than residential

John Collett With price growth for the housing and apartment market expected to slow and possible price falls in some cities, some investors are opting for non-residential property.

Beware of dodgy property spruikers

In 2015 the NSW Supreme Court issued a permanent injunction against Park Trent Properties Group, restraining them from providing unlicensed financial product advice regarding SMSFs.

Noel Whittaker The property investment industry is virtually regulation-free and until recently it's been open slather, with the investment watchdog powerless to act against property spruikers unless they're...

Absolute waterfront: Arthur Streeton's Sydney Harbour mirrors property trend

Arthur Streeton's 1907 panorama of Sydney Harbour is listed for sale for only the fourth time.

James Cockington Sir Arthur Streeton's magnificent 1907 panorama of Sydney Harbour is listed for public sale on August 31 for only the fourth time.

BRICKX offers fractional ownership of residential property for investors

Fractional ownership of investment property is a first for Australia

John Collett Petar Sabados wants to buy an investment property; but he needs to save the deposit.

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Consumer caution may dampen property party

Consumers have been growing more cautious on the housing market, despite high auction clearance rates in Melbourne and Sydney.

Clancy Yeates Are we seeing a return of the great Australian housing bonanza?

Motley Fool: why property investment is nuts right now

Rental yields are tiny right now.

Scott Phillips Owning a house might be the great Australian dream. But investors should think twice.

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Why I own a property but rent my home

Renting can make more financial sense than buying in some circumstances.

Bianca Hartge-Hazelman Rent may be dead money, but it beats being a slave to the mortgage.

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Understand the risk of buying property off the plan

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Graham Hand and his wife, Deborah Solomon, bought one of the Harbour Mill apartments for their daughter, Elana. They bought the apartment off-the-plan and had the layout changed to suit the needs of Elana on November 24, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Dominic Lorrimer/Fairfax Media)

John Collett It's easy to be seduced by slick marketing but there are some things you need to know before you sign on the dotted line.

How some millennials are buying property without family help

Kirti Mahraj, 23 and Adil Mohiuddin, 25 bought a house in Sydney without family money.

Saman Shad The reality of buying a house without family money seems increasingly far-fetched, but these three young men beat the odds.

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Property price boom masks risks for investors as yields plummet

Experts warn areas such as Melbourne's Docklands are

John Collett Property investors speculating on capital gains need to be careful as rental yields in Sydney and Melbourne hit record lows.