When it comes to mortgage insurance there are two big insurers which almost all lenders turn to. Those two are Genworth Financial and QBE Insurance Group.
If you’re new to property investing, then negative gearing might be a new concept to you. But it’s actually very simple.
Could the sector, which now competes with Christianity as Australia’s most important belief system (in property we trust) be faltering?
The last thing the Australian economy needs right now is a housing-led slowdown. But I’m afraid that’s probably what it’s going to get.
There’s an enormous amount of infrastructure work going on presently. And almost all the gains will be absorbed by the land value. This is what is happening right now.
Last year's changes to investor lending, with higher interest rates and tighter standards, may be having some effects towards more sustainable growth. Australian houses prices are reverting more to the historical average, of sustainable house price growth.
What do robots, pilot jobs in China, Australian tourism and Aussie real estate all have in common? They're in high demand and are making — or about to make people, a lot of money.
Human emotions, and the underlying laws of human nature, govern the financial markets. One of these is the law of cause and effect, also known as polarity. That is, for every action there is a reaction. For every positive there is a negative.
Concerns surrounding Australian property have escalated recently. With slowing growth in our housing market, and a slowing Chinese economy, commentators are already forecasting the housing bubble to pop. But how likely is it that Australia’s property market will crash?
Australia now has one of the biggest housing bubbles in history, apparently. That’s the word still doing the rounds after Jonathan Tepper’s forecast for a 50% drop in Australian house prices. Really? If you’ve believed Tepper’s argument, then you’ve been had.