Mark Bouris Economies come down to households having confidence to commit to property purchases.
Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Australians are ditching banks and ploughing their savings into real estate and shares.
It could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Certainly a lot of people think so as they take advantage of the high Australian dollar by picking up bargain properties in the US or Britain.
The fallout from overseas tempests mean values here aren't going anywhere fast, writes David Potts.
Philip Hopkins PROPERTY sentiment in Victoria has turned sour and is the second worst in the country.
Chris Zappone SLUMPING home prices and persistently poor housing affordability helped lift quarterly rent yields for the first time in nine months, raising hopes for an improved real estate market this year.
Carolyn Cummins The virtues of investing directly into property by asset acquisitions or indirectly through real estate investment trusts have been brought to the fore.
David Potts Home prices will halve over the next few years, says the only forecaster to have predicted both the record sharemarket run to 2007 as well as the subsequent GFC. And that was in 1993.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon THE champagne tasted a little sweeter this Melbourne Cup, thanks to the Reserve Bank's line-ball decision to reduce interest rates.
Penny Pryor Project engineer Emma Challands would like to be in a position to retire before 40.
James Cockington After a post-GFC slump, the market for Indigenous art is poised to rebound. But there are still bargains to be had.
John Collett The stunning returns of listed property are enticing - but be wary.
Nathan Bell In this environment, look for stocks that should provide satisfactory returns over the long-term.
John Collett The ''great bank bubble of 2013'' should be taken about as seriously as the great Australian house price bubble before it.
David Potts Have the tenants pay off your mortgage and the capital gains will look after themselves.
Larissa Ham Angie Deegan bought her first home eight years ago.
John Kavanagh From insurance and tax records to poorly run bodies corporate there are traps galore for would-be investors.
David Potts Property investors have rarely had it so good, even if it's at the expense of first home buyers.
James Cockington Finally, a golden opportunity to pick up that vintage operating table, adjustable and on wheels, that you've always wanted.
Nathan Bell Had your garden-variety primate randomly selected five stocks in March 2009, chances are it would now be sitting on huge capital gains, contemplating reinvesting them in bananas by the truckload.