Property

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

Generic auction

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

Frank Maiorana colour illustration. For Business 13-03-2010

City skyline made up of red arrows pointing upwards. High interest rates / housing finance

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

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THE CHARTIST

Slim pickings on property index

Rod Myer The listed property sector gives private investors the chance to get exposure to commercial, industrial and retail sectors of the property market.

PROPERTY SPECIAL

Joining the rush for property

Property, for sale.

With lower rental yields and rising vacancy rates, analysts are warning investors to tread carefully, writes John Collett.

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Abandoning the banks for shares and property

Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Australians are ditching banks and ploughing their savings into real estate and shares.

Mark Bouris

Confidence revival boosts property

Mark Bouris

Mark Bouris Economies come down to households having confidence to commit to property purchases.

Buying property abroad no holiday

Home sales

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.

Property feels the global pinch

Philip Hopkins PROPERTY sentiment in Victoria has turned sour and is the second worst in the country.

Deflating speculation on the property bubble

Shrinking house.

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.

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Gloomy property outlook

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon

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.

Smart ways to climb the property ladder

Emma Challands.

Penny Pryor Project engineer Emma Challands would like to be in a position to retire before 40.

Rental gains raise property hopes

Real estate

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.

Property investing: cash towers over trusts

Yarra River and Melbourne skyline

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.

Property becalmed as financial storms rage

The fallout from overseas tempests mean values here aren't going anywhere fast, writes David Potts.

Get in on the ground floor

If you start investing in small cap stocks, you could be in for an interesting ride.

David Potts Don’t dismiss small stocks for your investment portfolio. They can often outperform the big corporates.

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.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Master coin sale worth cashing in on

The Royal Australian Mint makes 250 million coins each year. Next week, 1146 coins from its Master Collection go on sale.

James Cockington The mint makes 250 million coins a year. A select band of the very best are up for auction.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Finding the advantage in outpacing competition

A brand does not necessarily confer a competitive advantage but  economies of scale often do.

Gaurav Sodhi How can investors best pick companies which have the deepest 'economic moat'?

GETTING STARTED

Overcoming your irrational inner self

David Potts When you buy a Lotto ticket do you choose your own numbers?