Residential Property

BRICKX offers fractional ownership of residential property for investors

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

Marginal gains: What Team Sky's success can teach us about achieving money goals

Catherine Robson How would you feel if you had set yourself a huge goal and not only achieved it, but smashed it, doing twice as well as you had planned?

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.

Buying into a retirement village? Beware these traps

Bina Brown Don't let the sales hype and glossy marketing blind you to the financial reality of buying into a retirement village.

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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Getting the measure of Trump is a short-term game for investors

Mark Bouris dinkus.

Mark Bouris Don't rush a decision or change a plan just because there's a new US president.

Home buyers forking out fees to unqualified building inspectors

Houng Lau bought the fourth property on which she had a building report.

Linda Vergnani House hunters seeking to avoid nasty surprises should know that not all building inspections are equal.

How to deal with financial volatility and emotional turmoil after Trump upset

A man holds an American flag upside down as he stands with others in San Diego, to protest Donald Trump's presidential election victory.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons Australian investors and super fund members should prepare for volatility.

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What the new world order means for your hip pocket

 Trump: 'These claims are are all fabricated' (Thumbnail)

John Collett The victory of the billionaire maverick Donald Trump to become 45th President of the United States may well lead to a period of political uncertainty.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

How to find treasures in op shops and garage sales

James Cockington with a vintage magazine he has collected.

James Cockington Can you still find anything in op shops that is worth more than what you paid for them?

Governments are powerless to make housing more affordable for first-home buyers

Policies to help first-home buyers can backfire.

Noel Whittaker The catalyst for the global financial crisis was US President Bill Clinton's idea that housing should be available to everybody.

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Betting on the Melbourne Cup versus investing in shares

Lucky for some: Trainer Bart Cummings and foreman Reg Fleming after Viewed won the 2008 Melbourne Cup.

Andrew Legget Australians love a punt but there are better ways to make money.

How the average person's wealth doubles from about age 30 to 40

The average person's wealth doubles from when they're in the 25-34 age bracket to a decade later.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon The greatest wealth divide is between those just starting out, and their 35-plus, established selves. Beyond that, the growth in your bottom line is slow and steady.

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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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: What's a defensive investor to do?

Keep your ear to the ground for financial advice.

Scott Phillips China hasn't had a hard landing, property keeps rising, and cash returns are low ... it's been an expensive time to be a defensive investor.

The best way to become a financial winner

Catherine Robson The most likely way to become a financial winner is to make good quality growth investments and then get out of the way and let time do the work.

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Motley Fool: The elephant in the bank inquiry room

Inappropriate incentives are at the heart of the banks' cultural problems. Illustration: Kerrie Leishman

Scott Phillips Bank staff's remuneration is not aligned with their customers' success – only the banks'.

Mark Bouris: why home ownership is one of the best investments you can make

Home ownership is a good foundation for building wealth.

Mark Bouris You may have to take on a large debt to buy it, but the family home also becomes your biggest asset.

Motley Fool: What the banking inquiry means for shareholders

Scott Phillips The big bank CEOs seem contrite at the parliamentary inquiry, but the banks are probably safe from real consequences.