Investment Property

Why P&I loans are “rarely” a good idea

In our very first podcast, YIP Talk, we chat with Michael Beresford, director – investment services at Opencorp, who shares with us why he was not too shocked about APRA’s news; in fact, he called it back in January.

Sydney median still tops $1m

he forecast is optimistic, with prices in the country's most expensive capital city expected to stabilise in the months ahead

Ex-Chairman wants stamp duties abolished

A former commission chairman has urged the government to drop stamp duties in favour of an alternative that may spark economic growth

Common landlord risks

Without the right protection and proactivity, being a landlord can be your biggest nightmare.

NSW property poised for growth

REINSW executive says now is a good time to be looking closely at the market trends for the coming months, and reveals the best and worst performing suburbs in the state

Apartment fiascos push investors to houses

The Opal Tower and Mascot Towers crises significantly affect purchasing decisions of buyers, who are now looking for alternatives to strata complexes

Adelaide prices to jump by 2021

The city is likely to record multiple increases in property prices within three years, according to CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics Australian home value index forecast

Westpac withdraws serviceability changes

The major bank has decided not to ease its mortgage serviceability policy, just hours after announcing it would push through with the changes

Cash rate likely to drop to 0.75% — CBA

The next rate cut is looming – and the RBA is predicted to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points in July, according to CBA economists’ latest research

Property price growth by Christmas?

PICA chairman Ben Kingsley shares ideal moves for property investors amid the recent market changes, and predicts where prices are headed in the next 6 months

90% of rental deductions “erroneous”

The ATO assistant commissioner said a crackdown on investment properties is "a top priority" after finding out that most rental deductions contained an error

Melbourne leads auction results

However, preliminary auction volumes across combined capital cities slid from the final figure during the previous week

The case of falling house prices

CoreLogic reveals the timing when values in the country hit their peak, when they fell, and how large the drop was over the past 30 years

Coping with Sydney’s apartment glut

Developers are offering special deals to offload an oversupply of apartments – but buyers should be cautious of overpaying