property investment

The politicians are looking at tweaking the dials on property investment again

Investors pile in In the first quarter of 2016 the Australian Labor Party (ALP) announced as part of its ‘positive policies’ manifesto that if elected it planned to wind back certain tax benefits for property investors. At that point, investor housing finance was down 22 per cent year-on-year at just $10.8 billion, following on from…

Property Market

The Australian housing market – what are the key issues?

In an Oliver’s Insight, Dr. Shane Oliver, chief economist of AMP Capital looks at the key issues facing Australia’s housing market.  The cooling in the Sydney and Melbourne property markets evident in late 2015 in response to macro prudential tightening deployed by APRA has proved ephemeral. Price gains have reaccelerated and auction clearance rates & lending to property…

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