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.

Most investors are too focused on tax rather than fundamentals

Noel Whittaker.

Noel Whittaker There is anecdotal evidence that regulatory measures and budget proposals are having an effect on the housing market, which is a sad reflection on the mentality of the average property investor.

Budget 2017: If you want to avoid an unwelcome tax slug it's time to get moving

It's time for action.

Melissa Browne What you might want to consider doing before the end of the financial year to minimise losses and maximise opportunities.

It's bonds to the rescue as the needle points up for interest rates

Danica Hampton Younger investors may never have made decisions in the environment we are heading into.

The best-performing asset class of the past five years

A-REITs have done very well, including ALE Property Group, which owns pubs.

John Collett The best-performing asset class of the past five years are the listed trusts that own commercial property.

Margin loans are bad for your financial health

Leverage magnifies both losses and gains.

Scott Phillips Borrowing to invest. The idea is almost as old as investing itself.

How to protect yourself from housing bubble downside

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Melissa Browne.

Melissa Browne When looking at investing in property, you need to build in a buffer to help you withstand any dramatic changes.

Motley Fool: What China collapse?

A few months ago the smartest people in finance were waxing lyrical on whether the Chinese landing would be

Scott Phillips What's the greatest threat to the world economy and our economic prosperity?

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Defence housing offers a defensive yield in low-interest times

Ben Hurley The low-interest rate environment is driving rising numbers of private investors to put some of their money into housing for Australian Defence Force members.

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Investing in defence housing: do the numbers stack up?

Ben Hurley Investment homes leased back to Defence Housing Australia for housing military personnel become a key part of many Australians' investment portfolios, and at first glance there is little not to like.

Take charge to outsmart the property spruikers

Noel Whittaker.

Noel Whittaker Control the process and select your investment property after due research, not just because some slick salesperson talked you into it.

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Why housing for the military is a solid investment

Naval officer Scott Palmer and his wife Monica invested in a DHA property after first living in one. Anyone can invest in a DHA home, not just defence personnel.

Ben Hurley If you are worried about nasty surprises, it's worth considering an investment property from Defence Housing Australia.

How to spot a property spruiker

Noel Whittaker.

Noel Whittaker When any asset class is booming, the predators arrive.

Women investors share their success stories

Kaye Rees (right) founder of Trading for Blondes investment club with (left to right) three other members, Leigh Montague, Sue Poon, Cheryl Moseley.

John Collett Women are increasingly building share portfolios by themselves or in groups.

The home renovations that most increase your property's value

Nic Tait at his renovated cottage in Brunswick, Melbourne.

Ben Hurley There are two types of renovators: those creating a dream home for themselves, and those doing up a property to maximise its value.

Don't bet the house on solving the affordability crisis

Mark Bouris We're seeing a lot of calls for solutions to the housing affordability crisis. But are the solutions as useful as they claim?

Why our assumptions, and current share prices, might be wrong

Before the Brexit vote, investors assumed Britain would not vote to leave the EU.

Marcus Padley Assumptions are the root of all major losses. What assumptions are we making today?

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Market volatility not as scary as it seems

Volatility on share markets can be a reminder to make sure you are in the right super fund investment option.

Clancy Yeates With returns from super getting bumpier, it's important for members to make sure they are in the right investment option.

Trump, Brexit and super changes in the mix for 2017

Australian shares may not reproduce the bumper returns of 2016 this year.

John Collett What a year 2016 was. Britons voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump won the US presidential election – and financial markets reacted well to these events.

What's your big investment idea for 2017?

Marcus Padley As they say in the stockmarket, if you have one good idea a year, it's a good year.