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Land gets dangerously expensive

25 March 2014 |

Expensive LandMedian lot prices nationally have risen by over 400% over the past 20 years. And over the last decade there has been powerful growth in land prices. It should be a cautionary note for super investors contemplating diversifying into property.

Housing investment and retail banking

18 March 2014 | Broker reports editor


Indebted Australian households are paying down that debt, which is good for the banks. But the housing market remains heavily skewed towards capital gains rather than rental yields. The longer that goes on, the more fragile it gets.

Going back to economic rationalism

17 March 2014 |

Economic Rationalim The Abbott government is returning the country to "economic rationalism". But as the distortion in the property market demonstrates, there is no such thing in reality. Manufacturing will not get support, but other areas of the economy are getting great government assistance. That has investment implications.

Property oversupply danger to super investors

17 March 2014 | Staff reporter

Property Danger

Australians' obssession with property investment has led to an overheated market. There are warning signals about Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, analysts are warning.

Is the rate cycle turning?

27 January 2014 | PSI

“Rates”When advisers start telling home owners that it may be time to fix interest rates, it is a signal to personal super investors. Investing in the housing market may have just become more perilous.

Australia's looming generation war: SMSF investors v first home buyers

16 December 2013 | Staff reporter

“smsfwar”The ATO has cleared up some issues around SMSF investors borrowing to buy property. But should DIY fund managers go into the hot property market? A Senate enquiry will be looking at issues of affordability and the availability of land.

Property investors borrow aggressively

11 December 2013 | PSI

borrowAustralians are borrowing heavily to buy into the property market, pushing out first home buyers. Low interest rates are increasing investors' appetites. For DIY super investors relying on capital gains, the market is looking frothy again.

Property debate heats up

10 December 2013 | Staff reporter

debateInterested parties are ratcheting up their debate about the merits of DIY funds investing in property. But self managed super investors should always look at what the true motives are for those making the comments.

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.

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