Nobody revalues their own home each day in the way they revalue listed equities, but does that mean the value is constant? The daily unit price is calculated in some super funds using unlisted asset valuations.
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As interest rates remain low and foreign buyers come looking for assets, listed property has performed well, but asset allocators can move in and out of the sector based on other factors.
Investments that offer some element of tax effectiveness or tax breaks can be good, but it’s unwise to make investment decisions, both buying or selling, based solely on beneficial tax treatment.
SMSFs are being targeted by property marketers, but is a single, illiquid investment a good super strategy, with its associated leverage? ASIC is worried SMSF trustees are not seeing the full picture, so we went looking.
In 2017, significant changes were made to property depreciation legislation. Residential property investors and owners should become familiar with how the changes will affect their current and future assets.
New technologies are transforming the property industry. While many have recognised this trend, they haven’t yet developed a business strategy based on this transformation.
The housing sector tends to go through periods of overbuilding and underbuilding, but there is evidence that the forces are currently near a balance.
Pointing the crystal ball to 2017, what’s the outlook for residential property and which sectors of the sharemarket offer the most potential? There are new opportunities to buy some quality companies at reasonable prices.
A-REITs have been particularly hard hit by bond rate increases, but most are in much better shape than they were during the GFC. Investors should assess the improved value, but not all listed property trusts are equal in quality.
There has been a massive increase in apartment commencement, with 137,000 now under construction. There is doubt whether all buyers will proceed to settlement if prices fall due to oversupply.
The best end-of-year wrap of asset class performance in 2015. Aussie equities was a loser but who were the winners, and what’s the outlook for each asset class in 2016?
Amid the ups and down of the current A-REIT reporting season, the listed real estate sector performed relatively well, and most managers have not been tempted to boost returns by increasing gearing.
There are some potential solutions for those who jump the gun with SMSF property investing, but it would be much better to curb your enthusiasm and set up the SMSF well in advance.
A credit-fuelled property bubble enabled China to maintain its incredible run of growth through the GFC. But now it has to deal with the implications of a massive excess supply of property, as millions of homes lie vacant.
Other sharemarket opportunities than banks are likely to be more resilient in the event of a market correction. Banks have large exposures to residential property which is doubling up on risk for many Australians.
Sydney house prices were up 14% in the year to March 2015. What’s making the market so strong, how much longer can the growth persist and will it ultimately end in tears? Unfortunately, there are no simple answers.