A long, ugly list of house price precedents

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by Philip Soos For those interested in the Australian residential property market, below are a collection of figures illustrating long-term trends. Housing prices and land values are compared to a basket of fundamental metrics. Australians are fortunate because much data on real estate and financial markets are publically available, going into depth not seen in […]

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SMSF – Speculatively Manipulated Skiing Fiesta

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That’s what the locked out generations may well name Self Manged Super Funds in time. With all the talk about superannuation reform coming out of Canberra, we thought it timely to ask why the latest in speculative subsidies isn’t under review? The ability to buy residential real estate with a capital gains exemption via a […]

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The Land market’s big sigh

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  The ABS House Price Indexes 8 Capital Cities Dec 2012 6416.0 was released this morning and shows prices rising 2.1 per cent for the year and 1.6 per cent for the quarter. This result will encourage those who see expensive land as a badge of honor. It provides no respite for Australia’s 1.1 million […]

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If you run a business on rented premises and aren’t a full-on Georgist, you need your head read!

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“When you’ve paid your rent, you’ve paid your tax.” “So what’s a Georgist?” you ask. A Georgist (or at least a “full-on” Georgist) is someone who says there should be no taxes except those on land values, payable by the owners — and is keen to explain that “land” doesn’t include buildings. (It does include […]

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The irregular ratio spooking property

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  by Philip Soos Escalating housing costs have, of course, received much attention as both prices and rents increased faster than incomes and inflation over the last decade. In this vein, property research firm RP Data launched a monthly report called Buy vs. Rent, providing a comparison of housing costs across Australia’s suburbs. Recent results show that in […]

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