Property

Warning of interest rate risks in property

During the week the International Monetary Fund joined the ranks of commentators concerned about housing property price booms resulting from easy credit and low interest rates. The IMF'... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 22 September 2013, The Canberra Times

RBA is doing the right thing

By leaving the short-term official interest rate unchanged at 2.5 per cent this week, the Reserve Bank has left its options open to adapt to international developments. While the G20... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 8 September 2013, The Canberra Times

Inner city delivers the goods for investors

The public attention paid to geared property in do-it-yourself superannuation gives the impression that funds are falling over themselves to buy real estate. In fact, they are being very... Read more

31 August 2013, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Rise in property market likely to continue

Continuing high rates of clearance at recent auctions and many sales at prices considerably above vendors' reserves indicate lower interest rates are contributing to a boom in property... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 18 August 2013, The Canberra Times

Buy, but beware of pitfalls

Self-managed super funds have pumped about $73 billion into residential and commercial property markets, with investment in commercial property increasing 83 per cent since June 2008... Read more

8 August 2013, The Australian (subscription required)

Dixon, Fort St raise $160.7 million for commerical property launch

Capital Raising: Sydney-based Fort Street Advisers and financial planners Dixon Advisory Group have raised $160.7 million for a new commercial property fund. The raising, completed... Read more

4 July 2013, The Australian

Grass still greener despite dollar's fall

The superior outlook for United States real estate and Asian equities has not been diminished by a sharp fall in the Australian dollar, as experts warn of the challenges that face home-... Read more

3 July 2013, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Benefits of fixing and prepaying interest on loans now

This week, many geared investors will be finalising their end-of-tax-year strategies to fix and prepay the interest on their loans for the next 12 months. There are two possible benefits... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 23 June 2013, The Canberra Times

US property an Aussie bonanza

United States housing has been a temptation for Australian investors ever since property prices crashed through the floorboards in 2006. Now, with the market on the mend just as the... Read more

Alan Dixon, 5 June 2013, Eureka Report (subscription required)

Bureaucracy lacking in reform approach

Treasury officials, not politicians, must take the blame for short-sighted policies on super. A PERFECT example of the pot calling the kettle black was former Treasury secretary Ken Henry... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 18 May 2013, The Australian (subscription required)

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