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Meet the real estate interests behind the No Land Tax Party

The nascent No Land Tax Party is fielding candidates in every lower and upper house seat in the NSW election. Alex Mitchell and Sally Whyte ask: cui bono?

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The expensive illusion of housing affordability policy

Our tax system and culture have deliberately conspired to drive up housing prices, with no thought to the consequences, writes businessman and Private Media director John Addis.

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Business Bites: investor splurge … CBA’s surge … oil price dirge …

How much should banks be lending for investment properties? And other business tidbits of the day.

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Meet the mysterious Chinese property developer giving a motza to the ALP

The largest donor to either party in 2013-14 was a China-based individual named Zichun Wang. But who is Zichun Wang? The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson investigates.

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Murray tackles ‘too big to fail’, but are we increasing the risk of failure?

The Murray financial services inquiry recognises we have an issue with “too big to fail” banks — while noting we are increasing the chances of failure through our love affair with property. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Who’s who on the Rich List?

Fairfax’s annual Rich List came out last week, but who’s on it? Where did they make their money? And is there any threat to Gina’s crown? Infographic specialist Jake Stevens breaks it down.

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Get rid of negative gearing

Crikey readers talk The Australian, the ABC and negative gearing.

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Lies and propaganda: property media standards going, going, gone

Coverage of real estate is dreadful, says property writer Terry Ryder. Organisations with vested interests pump out propaganda press releases and so-called journalists recycle them. No questions asked.

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Busting the property myth: fewer residents, and rents are dropping

Why have rents started dropping, despite what some property writers tell us, asks Adam Schwab? Most likely because there is actually a surplus of rental stock rather than a shortage as alleged by the likes of the HIA.

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Housing bubble backflip from RBA’s Ellis

Does the RBA’s head of Financial Stability Luci Ellis read Crikey?

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Beware “buying off the plan”

There are few more effective ways of generating a negative return on your investment than by buying a property “off the plan” from a developer, writes Adam Schwab.

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