Where this is heading is more businesses, tourists, transactions and trips. There are huge gains coming in Cuba. It will add to real estate values on both sides, too.
Areas which once had a rough reputation are turning into property hotspots. Blue collar suburbs were named the top-three investment areas for affordable houses, in the report.
The more property investors you have in a market, the harder it is for property values to go up. This might seem strange at first.
Just like any asset, if demand is higher than supply, then prices will increase. This is exactly what’s happened with Melbourne house prices.
Westfield is one of many real estate companies that offer REITs; claiming their share of rental income costs you less than $11 —for Westfield Retail Trust [ASX:WRT], anyway.
REITs can be a great way to invest in property without all the hassle of being the landlord. You can invest in a swag of properties without having to tie up a lot of funds.
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.