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ALP Gearing Claims “Dangerously Misleading”
Posted on 7/06/2016 

PIPA, which represents property investors, says Labor's taxation policies are flawed and based on assumptions that are "dangerously misleading". It says serious research modeling is needed to determine whether the proposed changes will achieve the outcomes claimed by the ALP.

Affordability at its best since 2013: Index
Posted on 6/06/2016 

Incomes have risen and loan repayments have fallen, creating the best affordability situation in Australia in three years, according to the latest quarterly index published by Adelaide Bank and the REIA.

Buyers Have It Easier Than Their Parents
Posted on 25/05/2016 

Media loves to portray housing as beyond the reach of young buyers, but all the available evidence suggests home ownership is attainable - and indeed, in some respects, easier than it was for previous generations.

Good Rent Growth in Some Capital Cities
Posted on 23/05/2016 

There are big differences in rental performance among the eight capital cities. Canberra, Hobart and Sydney have provided the best growth, according to SQM Research data.

Investors Unfairly Blamed on Affordability
Posted on 23/05/2016 

The affordabiity debate has been misdirected, with the finger of blame pointed in the wrong direction, says leading consultancy Performance Property Advisory.

Research is King for Success in Investment
Posted on 9/05/2016 

Leading property educator Trent Giumelli says many factors play a part in property investment success, but the No.1 element is quality research.

Rate Cut and Budget Boost Property Markets
Posted on 4/05/2016 

The first official interest rate cut in 12 months has come on the same day as a Federal Budget which cuts tax for small businesses and confirms that negative gearing rules will not change.

Prices rising or falling? The figures don’t add up
Posted on 21/04/2016 

Domain says house prices have fallen in most capital cities. But CoreLogic says they're rising. It's another example of research sources creating confusion and misinformation - and media failing to do its job.

Developers Cry Shortage Amid Record Supply
Posted on 16/04/2016 

Developers continue to claim a "chronic undersupply" of dwellings and harass governments for changes to approval processes. But the reality is that Australia has produced record numbers of new dwellings recently and some key markets face the problem of oversupply.

Listings Fall in Stronger City Markets
Posted on 6/04/2016 

The number of homes for sale has fallen in Melbourne and Hobart, thanks to strong sales activity. But listings have risen in Sydney and Darwin, as market activity declines in those cities.