Investment Property

YOUR QUESTIONS

Where could investment property profit find a home?

George Cochrane We're selling up and want to know the best plan for salting away the proceeds.

Shareholders in post-budget retail therapy

Time for a shopping spree?

David Potts  Apologies to whoever said perception is 90 per cent of reality but it describes the budget better than I could.

INSIGHT

Don't ignore the signs when it comes to yield

Clancy Yeates dinkus Dinkus

Clancy Yeates The house price boom in Australia's two biggest cities is crunching the most immediate source of return for property investors: rental yields.

MONEY'S PROPERTY SPECIAL

Pensioners' poser: nest - or divest?

Many retirees find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place once they try to downsize.

Barbara Drury The garden's too big, there's too many steps to the front door – it's time to move to somewhere smaller. So what's stopping you? Well...

EXPERT TIPS

Netting a better rental return

When deciding how much rent you could achieve, do your own homework.

Nina Hendy Squeezing every possible dollar out of your rental income is top of mind for every landlord. Here’s how the experts do it.

YOUR QUESTIONS

How to best invest your parents' savings: share market or balanced funds?

Investments need to be made with an eye to the future.

George Cochane Should my mum put half her savings into the share market?

YOUR QUESTIONS

What's my super plan now retirement looms?

Thinking of retiring? 
It pays to do your homework first.

George Cochrane I intend to retire this year and have to decide what to do with my superannuation that will complement my part aged pension.

BUILDING WEALTH

Scrooge landlords not helping themselves

If property owners are not maintenance minded, tenants might not tell them when something major happens.

Nina Hendy Tight-fisted investors are public enemy number one in the renting world. Here’s how to avoid being one.

GETTING IT REIT

Real estate investment trusts offer high returns for investors

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David Potts Property is booming but investors won't be getting anywhere near the rental yield that listed real estate investment trusts can offer.

GETTING STARTED

What do company reports really mean?

David Potts To get to the bottom of the bottom line you want more money in the company coffers at the end of the year than at the start.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Neglected artform shaping up for saleroom success

James Cockington Sculpture auctions, especially high quality ones, are rare. So for the cognoscenti, next week's sale is a red letter day.

CHASING YIELD

Join hunt for a plan that pays

Dogged: Carefully check options to sniff out reliable returns.

David Potts Must rate cuts mean a pay cut? There are ways to get a better income for only slightly more risk.

GETTING STARTED

No golden ratio for bricks and mortar

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Buying property used to be a sure profit-making enterprise, but economies are a-changing.

BUILDING WEALTH

More than one way to strike it rich

Save or splurge: The road to investment property success can take many turns.

Kate Jones There's a number of paths to success in property investing. But which will bring the biggest rewards?

NUMBERS YOU NEED

Numbers you need

Caption

John Collett 5.3 per cent

HOLIDAY HOMES

Smart investment or just a money pit?

Simply irresistible: Lisa Marquette made a snap decision to purchase her holiday retreat but says she has no regrets.

David Potts Thinking of buying a beach shack or a hideaway in the hills? Take a breath – you could end up with a whole heap of hassle.

Bargain holiday properties are out there if you want them

It doesn't have to be a run-down hut. Most cheap places just require work on the bathroom and kitchen.

Kate Jones There are holiday properties for less than $200,000. It’s just a matter of scouting them out.

BUILDING WEALTH

Property investment is all about choices

Choices are crucial

Max Newnham The success or failure of investing in property is all about the decisions you make.

UNDER THE RADAR

Australian gold producers benefit from price rebound and weaker dollar

Gold, fingers: Northern Star's profit margins have gone from somewhere between 0 and $50 an ounce to $250 an ounce.

Richard Hemming With the gold price rebounding from its lows and the dollar weaker, smaller gold producers are running hot.

HOT STOCK

Ardent bulks up with Fitness First

Gym takeover: Ardent Leisure is expanding its fitness footprint.

Greg Smith Ardent's Fitness First purchase makes the group even more attractive.