Each Saturday morning I like to share with you some of the interesting articles I’ve read during the week.
I’ll put them all here in the one place for your easy weekend reading and to make it easier for you to improve your property investment knowledge.
Some statistics regularly quoted as important for predicting future capital growth actually indicate the opposite, writes Jeremy Shepherd.
He points out four commonly held beliefs that, while making sense on paper, don’t always stack up in real-life figures.
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- Margaret Lomas discusses 10 dangerous tips investors receive
- Case Study: Renee Alexander, bought her first property when she was 22 and is now looking at buying her second property 2 years later. Learn how she did it and what she did differently to most of her friends.
- And Michael Yardney gives a summary of what’s happened to the property markets in the first 3 months of the year.
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Property Analyst Michael Matusik gives his thoughts on all the talk of negative equity.
He says: too many property-related studies drive whilst looking in the rear view mirror. Things seen in the rear view mirror always look much larger than they really are. Few drive looking out of the windscreen. Looking forward, higher rents are finally pushing first home buyers into the market and also attracting investors.
The number of homes with mortgages worth more than the property’s estimated value increased late last year as house prices fell and recent home buyers incurred the biggest jump in so-called negative equity.
The rapidly growing mining industry’s ability to create a ripple effect from the mine site to the major capital city is exactly what the slow moving housing market has been waiting for.
As the job market heats up again in Perth and employee competition weakens this is likely to lead to potential wage increases and a major confidence boost for investors and homebuyers.
While capital growth in Sydney units slowed down in the second half of 2011, it remains the only market segment to record positive growth during the whole year.
Brisbane has been recognised as one of the most liveable cities in the world, coming in for a special mention among finalists of the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize in Singapore yesterday.
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