I know that many property investors are a little intimidated by the thought of bidding at a property auction. I can understand why – auctions are an emotional and exciting event. Even after bidding at hundreds and hundreds of auctions I must admit I still get that surge of adrenaline every time I bid. Then
Yes – they’re back again. Those who say we’re in a property bubble. Including economist Christopher Joye, director of Yellow Brick Road, who wrote in the Australian Financial Review that Australia’s housing bubble leaves others far behind. He found that since the end of 1995, Australian home values have experienced total capital gains of 283
Baby boomers are often touted as one of Australia’s most prosperous generations. They are living longer than previous generations, retiring later, and are commonly labelled as the beneficiaries of Australia’s growing property market. But according to the latest research, a third of Australian baby boomers won’t be able to afford their retirement.
We’ve enjoyed a few good years in property but now as this real estate cycle matures and uncertainty surrounds the extent of the potential for future capital growth, it’s appropriate to remember that it is not so much the outside world that defines our success, but the place we take in us as investors.
According to the ABS, Australia’s population grew by 1.73% in the year to December 2013. While this doesn’t sound like much in percentage terms, it is a population increase of 396,200 in the last year. Our current population increase is the equivalent of one new Coffs Harbour every 8 weeks, or one new Gold Coast every
There always seems to be a lot of talk about how high home prices are in Australia’s housing markets. Well…how do we compare to the rest of the world? The Australian Financial Review produced 5 graphs based on new data from the International Monetary Fund looking at household income, rent and housing prices around the world