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Save for a home without ditching coffee

15 May 2017 | Domain

While saving for a home requires cutbacks on luxuries, which is something you’re no doubt sick of hearing, it’s definitely okay – and important even  – to have at least one thing you indulge in. Life is short after all, so it must be enjoyed!


Investment loan rates are widening, shows Smart Investor's chart of the moment

23 February 2017 | AFR

As lenders adjust their investment mortgage rates to abide by the regulator's lending rules, investors can expect bigger differences between the rates on offer.


A manifesto for Generation Rent

20 February 2017 | SMH

"Affordability, that's what we've got on offer here today," announces the auctioneer of a two-bedroom flat 12 kilometres from the CBD with a guide price of $650,000.

"For those entering the market, and for investors, it ticks all the boxes," he continues, opening a frenzied bidding session that doesn't stop until $780,000.


If you want to be a millionaire, it's better to be a software engineer than a pro athlete

12 February 2017 | Business Insider

In 2016, Cleveland Basketball great LeBron James made over $US77 million between his pay ($US23 million) and endorsements, Forbes reports. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning made $US45 million, and LA Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw made $US32 million.

There’s no question being an elite pro athlete pays very, very well.

 


Buyers snap up properties in Sydney and Melbourne weekend auctions

12 February 2017 | AFR

A mildly elevated level of stock in Sydney and Melbourne was not enough to satisfy cashed-up buyers, as the usually quiet months of January and February kicked off with strong clearance rates.

The clearance rate in Sydney hit 84.8 per cent while Melbourne's rate reached 75.4 per cent, according to Corelogic's preliminary tally. Domain's numbers were similar at 84 per cent for Sydney and 79 per cent for Melbourne.


Melbourne renting: Rent at record highs, rising faster than incomes and vacant

11 February 2017 | The Age

With a record number of new homes approved, Melburnians might think renting is getting easier.

But here is what the city’s rental picture actually looks like: rents are at record highs and rising faster than incomes, the number of vacant properties is shrinking and properties defined as “affordable” to those on low incomes are disappearing.

 


The dangers of the search for yield

11 May 2015 |

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A comment about SMSF investing into shopping centres implies the potential dangers of going for yield in tough investment times.


Property trusts strong

17 March 2015 | Staff writer

StrongProperty trusts are doing well, although there are some concerns in the office market. They may offer diversification options.


Debt and housing crises

17 December 2014 |

HousingAustralia has had a debt fuelled explosion in housing prices, which has created a generational divide and made the Australian economy, and banks, dependent on the housing market. The lesson of crises, meanwhile, is that they are usually caused by excessive debt.


Will property investors be constrained?

10 December 2014 |

HousingProperty buying for investment, rather than owner-occupying, is running at a furious rate. There are signs that the regulators will soon move to make it more difficult.


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