Investment Property

PROPERTY

Reliable REITs unsung heroes of booming market

David Potts Real Estate Investment Trusts beat home ownership for a hassle-free and healthy return.

PROPERTY

Can you afford it? Can you afford to ignore it?

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David Potts With low interest rates property prices jumped 10 per cent last year. That growth is slowing, but should you stay waiting on the sidelines?

HOT STOCK

Ardent bulks up with Fitness First

Gym takeover: Ardent Leisure is expanding its fitness footprint.

Greg Smith Ardent's Fitness First purchase makes the group even more attractive.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

What next for Telstra?

Tough times ahead: A changing market means Telstra will struggle to find growth.

Nathan Bell This is a business under threat as more companies are linked to the network by competitors’ fibre.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Spread yourself out, but not too thinly

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Richard Livingston Diversification is about minimising the impact of luck and improving the odds of getting an outcome closer to what you expect.

OFFSHORE INVESTMENT

Want big returns? Go global

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David Potts With a fall in the dollar expected, the US and Europe are the places to invest.

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Shares fall out of favour as property bubbles merrily

Flush investments: Is your money going down the drain? Think carefully about where you invest.

Marcus Padley We need something new to talk about because the current offering is hard to sell.

GETTING STARTED

Starting your own business could be the best investment of all

Melissa Browne The financial reward of your own business is worth considering when deciding how to grow your money.

INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Rising rates threaten negative gearing party

The number of debt-laden landlords is growing.

Clancy Yeates As the typical house price rises, so does the number of debt-laden landlords.

ASK NOEL

Rental income a taxing issue

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Noel Whittaker We own a townhouse, which is rented at $450 a week. We're off to Europe for 12 months - what are our tax obligations?

GETTING STARTED

Property prices feel warmth before chill

Warm weather has perked up property prices, but the clouds may be descending.

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.

PRIME MEDIA GROUP

TV stock worth a look

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Hot Stock Prime Media is leveraged to the programming strength of Seven, the number-one rated TV broadcaster in Australia

ASK NOEL

Investing to pay for university

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Noel Whittaker How can we turn $30,000 into more than $150,000 within 18 to 20 years to pay for our child's university?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Digging for bargains in the rubble

Nathan Bell Four filters to help you spot mining services stocks with potential.

WHERE TO INVEST

The ABC of investing

The ABCs of investing.

You didn't need the budget to tell you that you are on your own, although a reminder every now and then never goes astray.

PROPERTY

Head over heart the best tip

Melissa Browne Buy a new place, and rent out the old one? Make sure it is a financially sound move.

UNDER THE RADAR

Big returns in low-cost retirement and housing

Richard Hemming Investors are piling into small cap stocks that are catering for those retiring or looking for a low entry point into the property market.

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.

GETTING STARTED

Weighing a bubble against a slump

David Potts

David Potts It'll be a good six months before the RBA even thinks about lifting interest rates. And while cheap mortgages are propping up property prices, don't expect great wonders from here on.

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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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