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Baby Boomers, be nice to your grandkids: they may save Australia

By Brendan Churchill, University of Tasmania and Lisa Denny, University of Tasmania The problem with Australia’s population ageing is not that there are too many older people – it’s that there are not enough young people to support them. That presents many challenges to Australia’s continued prosperity, which are becoming more apparent by the day…

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Rents show no sign of Sydney property oversupply | Dr. Andrew Wilson

Sydney’s overall vacancy rate for houses at 2.0 percent over December indicates a tight rental market. The latest Domain Group rental data for the December quarter revealed a sharp rise in prestige house rents.  Sydney’s northern beaches recorded a strong rise of 8.3 percent in median weekly asking rents over the quarter to $950. The…


Location matters when it comes to capital growth | John McGrath

In his recent column in Switzer explained how capital growth in property values has been greater closer to the Sydney CBD. Here’s what he said: Last year we released our annual McGrath Report, where we talked about the importance of location when it comes to capital growth, and certainly a consideration for anyone wanting to invest…

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The power of compound interest – an investor’s best friend | Shane Oliver

In a recent economic commentary Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital explained that compound interest is an investor’s best friend. He also highlighted that to reap maximum advantage from compounding investors need to ensure an adequate exposure to growth assets, contribute early and often to your investment portfolio and find a way to…


How The New Two Speed Economy Will Affect Property | Pete Wargent

Elevated levels of unemployment in many parts of regional Australia and population inflows into our capital cities are setting the scene for property in the next few years. The ABS this week released its latest Detailed Labour Force figures for the month of December 2014. One of the key themes of this blog in recent years has…


Rents remain at or near record levels in most capitals | Dr. Andrew Wilson

Increased dwelling construction and record activity by investors has failed to provide relief for tenants, with rents in most capitals remaining at or near record levels. Overall, national median weekly asking rents for houses increased by 0.6 per cent while unit rents increased by 0.1 per cent over the quarter. Sydney Rents Surging Sydney rents continue to rise…


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