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Saturday Summary – some weekend property investment reading

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.

Enjoy….

4 Capital growth myths you probably believe

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.

10 Dangerous Tips Property Investors Receive – Kevin Turner’s Property Uncut

Another great show produced by Kevin Turner. 3 great segments:

  • 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.

You should definitely subscribe to this new weekly program. It’s free!

Negative equity

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 in negative equity on the rise

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.

Mining’s ripple effect to capital city jobs

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.

Sydney unit prices at nine o’clock in their cycle and rising: Experts

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 recognised among world’s most liveable cities

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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Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and his opinions are regularly featured in the media. Visit Metropole.com.au


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