Is it better to buy an investment property or home first?

There's a lot to consider when buying an investment property or home, especially for the first time.

Why real estate can deliver solid returns through different cycles

Commercial real estate is an important consideration for investors wanting to diversify beyond asset classes such as term deposits and bonds. The good news is, in the current market, real estate is still fairly priced.

An update on Australian property prices

Despite national house prices falling in May, largely driven by falling markets in Sydney and Melbourne, Dr Shane Oliver says talk of a property market crash is overdone.

New legislation aims to benefit first home buyers

  Changes aimed at improving housing affordability have passed through parliament. See what the new rules could mean for you.  Government proposals around improving housing affordability in Australia were passed through parliament on 7 December 2017. As part of the changes, first-home buyers will be given a tax concession through the ability to save for a home deposit inside of super,…

Housing affordability down, rental affordability up

Despite national figures, there are still windows of opportunity within different Australian states. Aussie home owners are now forking out nearly a third of their annual income to meet average home loan repayments, according to research from the Real Estate Institute of Australia.1 The group said while home loan affordability showed a slight decline in the second…

What's in store for the property market this spring?

We interviewed Dr Shane Oliver, AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Economics and Chief Economist, to see what lies ahead for spring of 2017.  
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