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Rates For Interest-Only Loans Continue To Drop
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Rates For Interest-Only Loans Continue To Drop

Lenders have successfully met the macroprudential limits set by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) in March 2017, halving the category in the December quarter.  APRA’s December Quarterly ADI Property Exposures statistics, released last Tuesday, shows that interest-only loans have fallen to 15.22% of new lending, compared to 36.26% in the three months to March…

Proposed Reforms To Negative Gearing
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Proposed Reforms To Negative Gearing

Reforming negative gearing and capital gains tax (CGT) could save the federal government more than $1.7bn annually without hurting mum and dad investors, according to new research commissioned by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). Conducted by researchers from Curtin University and Griffith University, the research sought to explore an approach to reform…

Only 1 in 10 investors buy for positive cash flow
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Only 1 in 10 investors buy for positive cash flow

The two main strategies in property investment are capital growth (long-term results) and cash flow (short-term results) – and right now, savvy Australians are favouring growth over positive returns. The majority of Australian investors (59%) are buying property with an eye on long-term capital growth, with only 11% holding out for positive cash flow, according…

More First-Home Buyers Are Buying Property
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More First-Home Buyers Are Buying Property

More first home buyers are buying properties Housing affordability has improved in all states and territories, and more first-home buyers are entering the property market, according to the September quarter edition of the Adelaide Bank/REIA Housing Affordability Report.  The proportion of median family income required to meet average repayments decreased by 1.2 percentage points to 30.3%. Malcolm…

How Successful Are Aussie Investors - And How Do You Compare?
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How Successful Are Aussie Investors – And How Do You Compare?

Where do you think property markets are heading?   Are property investors going to keep buying or sit tight?   Find out how you compare to the average Aussie property investor. Property Update and Your Investment Property Magazine have teamed up to conduct the largest investor sentiment survey in Australia. The brief survey, which poses just 20 questions at the…

Do the new laws make investing in a SMSF less attractive?
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Do the new laws make investing in a SMSF less attractive?

New laws regarding self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs), especially the introduction of a $1.6m balance cap on the total amount that can be transferred into the tax-free retirement phase for simple account-based pensions, may reduce the attractiveness of holding physical property in SMSFs, according to some financial professionals. Limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBAs) would also become…