Property

BUILDING WEALTH

Scrooge landlords not helping themselves

Nina Hendy Tight-fisted investors are public enemy number one in the renting world. Here’s how to avoid being one.

GETTING IT REIT

Real estate investment trusts offer high returns for investors

David Potts - dink - dinkus

David Potts Property is booming but investors won't be getting anywhere near the rental yield that listed real estate investment trusts can offer.

MARGIN CALL

Margin lending can lead to capital loss if share prices fall and call on loan is made

It's alluring, but you don't get much wriggle room with margin lending.

Richard Livingston If you want to borrow to buy shares, other avenues might provide a better way to do it.

PROPERTY PLANS

How to make a flipping profit

Buying an old house, renovating it and selling it at a profit is not as easy as TV reno shows may suggest.

John Collett If you want to buy, sell and move on – fast – it helps to pick a property in the right suburb

THE MOTLEY FOOL

How to find the right super fund

Scott Phillips The process can seem daunting, but it’s easier than you think

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Memories of Dame Nellie Melba go to auction

James Cockington Pieces from the personal history of Australia's original diva - including a selection of toast racks - are going under the hammer.

HOT STOCK

Sunland's Queensland portfolio will benefit from weaker Australian dollar

Coming up roses: A proposed Brisbane residential tower plan by Sunland Group.

Greg Smith A Queensland focus and an astute property profile management makes Sunland a good option.

GETTING STARTED

What do company reports really mean?

David Potts To get to the bottom of the bottom line you want more money in the company coffers at the end of the year than at the start.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

How to profit from declining dollar

Scott Phillips The currency has fallen… here’s what to do next.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Weigh up your needs as you pick your investments

A carefully constructed investment portfolio will ensure you remain in good shape.

Thabojan Rasiah A portfolio with a good balance of growth and defensive investments is more likely to provide you with the cash flow you need.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Neglected artform shaping up for saleroom success

James Cockington Sculpture auctions, especially high quality ones, are rare. So for the cognoscenti, next week's sale is a red letter day.

HOUSE PROUD

Are four walls still safe as houses?

Dean and Sally Lewis, with their children Bronte and Dan, have been buying and renovating houses for 25 years.

David Potts Unlike the share market, property is unlikely to plummet but will prices keep on climbing?

CHASING YIELD

Join hunt for a plan that pays

Dogged: Carefully check options to sniff out reliable returns.

David Potts Must rate cuts mean a pay cut? There are ways to get a better income for only slightly more risk.

Sunday Money Data Service

See how Australia's biggest listed companies performed this week

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Easing calms nerves, soothes jitters, makes income stocks shine

Jill and Jack Citizen are not the primary beneficiaries of quantitative easing.

Marcus Padley Europe's money printing may not do much for Europe's economy but could be better news for the lowly Australian investor.

How to make rate cut work for you

What to do for the best...

David Potts Should you increase your mortgage repayments, or shunt the savings into super?

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Beware the 'Helpers' who'll take your money

Changing hands: Doing many deals is likely to benefit

Scott Phillips Will all that "help'' really make you any better off?

GETTING STARTED

No golden ratio for bricks and mortar

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Buying property used to be a sure profit-making enterprise, but economies are a-changing.

BLUE CHIPS

Investor love drives 'sexy six' to new heights

Share the love, share the profit: The big banks, Telstra and Wesfarmers offer enticing yields.

John Collett The big four banks, Telstra and Wesfarmers are all the rage, but are these companies being loved too much?

BANK WATCH

You can always bank on the banks

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts If the banks can dispense ever bigger dividends when the economy is slowing, imagine what they could do when it picks up.