With lower rental yields and rising vacancy rates, analysts are warning investors to tread carefully, writes John Collett.
Penny Pryor It's a time for wait-and-see, especially for first-home buyers - your net wealth will thank you.
David Potts All that warm weather in May seems to have perked up property prices, but a chill is descending in more ways than one.
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming Online competitor Onthehouse is attracting 'eyeballs', because it offers data on properties which aren't listed.
THE 'HONEST' BROKER
Marcus Padley We need something new to talk about because the current offering is hard to sell.
Greg Smith Metropolitan Japanese property looks to be on the right track after more than two decades of decline, with tenancy rates in prime properties high and an increasing number of buyers looking at...
Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Australians are ditching banks and ploughing their savings into real estate and shares.
Mark Bouris Economies come down to households having confidence to commit to property purchases.
Richard Livingston Discussions about residential property often descend into a debate about values. For the record, I think property is overvalued
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.
Philip Hopkins PROPERTY sentiment in Victoria has turned sour and is the second worst in the country.
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.
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.
The fallout from overseas tempests mean values here aren't going anywhere fast, writes David Potts.
BOURIS ON MONEY
Mark Bouris If you're going to make the most of your investments you have to think like a professional investor.
David Potts Gold's falling price points to the US Federal Reserve getting closer to raising rates.
John Addis Don't let the fear get to you - there are a some big long-term trends running in our favour.