Investment Property

Should investors buy in expensive cities?

Cities with the highest median prices have something in common – and a study shows that these areas might be not best choice for investments

Varied market: house price trends

Whilst it is known that Australian median home prices are dropping, specific markets show varied results in the year to April

How are rental markets faring?

New data show which cities have maintained high rents, and those that recorded declines over recent years

Tasmania records strong price growth

New report reveals that the state leads the growth in house values across the country, despite the cooling in the national market

Ways to ease housing downturn

An industry group points out that aside from rate cut, there are other measures to control slump in the sector

How I achieved a 1000% ROI with property styling

Styling the property added at least $30,000 to its value. This was a significant return on investment considering how the entire styling process only cost the owners $3,700

Purplebricks to close in Australia

The real estate agency announced that it is shutting down its Australian operations less than three years after it started a business in the country

RBA keeps interest rate unchanged

The central bank left rates at record lows but hinted at a future cut if a particular indicator fails to decline

Spruikers to flourish under Labor

The political party’s proposal to limit negative gearing to new property will encourage fraudulent operators to take financial advantage of investors, warns industry group

Darwin posts highest rental yield

Things are looking up for property investors in the Northern Territory’s capital, as the city leads the way in terms of yields

Auction market shows positive signs

Auction volumes have increased week-on-week, while the clearance rate continues to hit the 50% range, according to CoreLogic

New dwelling approvals tumble

New data from ABS showed that the number of homes approved fell in March – and the downward trend was driven by a particular sector