Property

A-REIT Sector – Defensive Phoenix Rising from the Ashes

Given the fact that A-REITS are required to return profits to shareholders in the form of dividends, they should act as defensive stalwarts in tough times.  Dividend yield coupled with share price appreciation has historically provided attractive opportunities for investors. Then along came the GFC and the REIT sector turned out to be built of…

The Chinese Real Estate Dilemma – A Bubble Like No Other

Beginning with the dot com Tech bubble in the United States, the 21st century has begun with an ever-increasing concern about economic bubbles.  Much of the world looked on in horror as the housing bubble burst in the United States, with consequences from which they have yet to recover.  Here in Australia, we watched in…

The Tangled Web of the Australian Housing Bubble

Oh what a tangled web we weave,When first we practice to deceive.   Scottish poet Sir Walter Scott penned those lines in the nineteenth century, but the essence of his words applies to much of what happened in the Great Financial Crisis, as well as to things yet unseen. Perhaps you think the word “deceive”…

Leaner Times For Super Property Investors

Over the past four years, hundreds of thousands of Aussies have bought properties, and a growing chunk of them have purchased the property, and even taken out a loan, within their DIY fund. The number of self managed super funds investing in property has almost doubled in just over two years to June 2010, according…

PROPERTY: Tale of Two Cities – Sydney

Like it or not, Australia – following in the footsteps of the rest of the world – is experiencing a housing slowdown. And this will impact just about all of us given that residential property is the major investment for most Aussies – according to BIS Shrapnel it has an estimated total value of almost…

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