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All Posts in Category: Economic Commentary

Income from Property

Rental income makes an important contribution to property investment A typical investment is comprised of two money-making components: income and capital. In property, this reflects rent and value. Although both are important, the strongest gains are usually made on growth in value rather than growth in rental income.   Rental income makes an important contribution…

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Knowing the Cycle: Supply and Demand

Knowing the Cycle: Supply and Demand Recent articles in this newsletter have focused on the mechanics of the property market and the importance of ‘knowing the cycle’. A recurring theme in the discussion is the message that property is an asset that must be held long term, through fluctuations in interest and vacancy rates and…

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Reserve Bank Financial Stability Review

RPData Research The Reserve Bank released their bi-annual Financial Stability Review (FSR) earlier today. From a housing market perspective it makes for very interesting reading with the RBA noting that ‘the composition of housing and mortgage markets is becoming unbalanced, with new lending to investors being out of proportion to rental housing’s share of the…

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