Property

BASIC TRAINING

What should you buy first: investment property or home?

Larissa Ham With house prices at sky-high levels, it is the million-dollar (or more) question.

GETTING AHEAD

Why unlisted trusts offer a second chance property boom

Commercial real estate such as CBD office towers is performing well for investors.

David Potts Listed real estate trusts (REITs) have been quietly going about their businesss of beating the market, though that wouldn't have been hard.

ASK NOEL

Claiming a tax deduction for renovating an investment property

The cost of renovations for an investment property are deducted off capital gains tax, not income tax.

Noel Whittaker Readers ask Noel Whittaker their financial dilemmas, from the tax deductibility of renovating an investment property to whether to buy their late mother's house.

PROPERTY INVESTING

Is an SMSF property investment worth it?

Richard Livingston  If you're going to play in this space it's important that you understand the rules, what needs to go right and what could potentially go wrong.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Property plans in tatters? Don't despair

Mark Bouris What do tighter lending rules mean for those who dreamt of buying an investment property?

Burnt by Sydney property prices? Head south

Melbourne, recently.

John Collett As Sydney prices soar, property developer hopes to convince investors to look at opportunities elsewhere.

GETTING STARTED

The property boom we had to have

David Potts

David Potts With the lowest lending rates ever, this is the property boom we had to have.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Where could investment property profit find a home?

A well planned strategy can maximise your benefits in retirement from the sale of an investment property.

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

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Huge property profits don't always add up

Doubling your money when selling a house is wonderful – but the difference between doubling it in two years and doubling it in 20 years is immense.
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Scott Phillips The gains can look impressive at first but appear less so once you do the sums.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

RBA's hands tied as property prices go through the roof

The Australian housing market is in the grip of an irrational exuberance.

John Addis If a recession does trigger a property-price crash, it won't be Glenn Stevens' fault.

Property investors warned on land tax

Property investment is on the rise - and state governments want their cut.

John Collett Buy-to-let boom drives NSW State Government to issue warning to landlords.

UNDER THE RADAR

Property trust builds bulwark against rising rates

Ettalong Beach Holiday Village is run by Ingenia Communities.

Richard Hemming Ingenia's aged care focus is a point of difference from its REIT peers.

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.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Unless you're rich or love risk, property's door is closed

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Richard Livingston Discussions about residential property often descend into a debate about values. For the record, I think property is overvalued

INSIGHT

Rise in property prices threatens to grow bubbles

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Clancy Yeates Low rates and a buoyant auction market are breathing new life into an age-old debate: are Australian house prices at risk of entering bubble territory?

INSIGHT

Property investors hogging first-home market

Clancy Yeates What's more risky about a property boom based on investors?

HOT STOCK

Property base solid

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Brian Han Integrated real estate group Mirvac has investors excited about its focused strategy

INVESTING

Make property your business

Mark Bouris Regardless of why you invest in property, there are a few things to keep in mind.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Is property affordable? The devil's in the index

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Richard Livingston If I ask the question "is property affordable?" you'll have an opinion, or quickly form one.

BUBBLE TO POP?

Nightmare vision of impending property crash

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John Collett We should brace ourselves for a spectacular collapse in home prices, an American economist claims.

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