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What determines house prices?

04 December 2013 | Staff reporter

SMSF investors are increasingly considering property for investment. Many are warning of the dangers, because trustees are in part relying on capital gains in what already seems an inflated market. What is a good predictor of those gains?

Australia's property class war

24 November 2013 | PSI

“Property”SMSF investors are looking at property for investment. But Australia's property market is very much supported by tax breaks, creating a two speed society -- property owners, and the rest. If this bias is corrected to improve social equity and government finances, it will have long term implications for DIY super investors.

A property puzzle

21 November 2013 | Staff reporter

 PuzzleDo restrictions on land availability greatly affect property prices? Many argue that developers have been manipulating the market for decades. But according to one analyst, the picture is more complex.

Investors worry about bubbles.

20 November 2013 | Broker reports editor

Bubbles Investors are growing nervous about bubbles being formed. But a report by Deutsche Bank shows that, while there are danger signals, the underlying valuations are about in line with the historical average.

Time to sell Telstra?

19 November 2013 | Broker reports editor

 Telstra Telstra is a favourite of SMSF investors for its yield and relatively low risk, due to its strong market position. But with the competitive environment changing, there are questions about the company's strength.

CSR locks into housing cycle

18 November 2013 | Broker reports editor


CSR is heavily leveraged into the building sector, which may be about to experience more activity. It is benefitting from lower aluminium prices and is getting more favourable ratings. But investors may be advised to wait for the recent share price strength to abate.

Property market dangers

17 November 2013 | Staff reporter


Both Australia and New Zealand's property markets are looking overheated. New Zealand's central banker is talking tough, Australia's is not. It suggests that Australian property is going to be allowed to run even further, but for investors there are serious dangers.

Myer looking up

14 November 2013 | Broker reports editor


Myer has reported better than expected first quarter sales figures. It sheds an interesting light on the domestic economy, which may be on the improve. Brokers are divided about whether the stock is a good buy, however.

Toll gets side ways rating

13 November 2013 | Broker reports editor


Toll Holdings is a mix of defensive and cyclic investment. It appears to be correctly priced, with a mid range dividend yield and average earnings multiple. It appears to be a case of waiting for opportunities to invest in a dominant company.

Housing supply and demand

12 November 2013 | Staff reporter


Australia has already had a housing bubble, the only surprise is that the bubble has not been pricked. One of the reasons is that the methods of making land available and the regulation of development have shaped supply and demand.

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