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Chop negative gearing and there’s savings for buyers and the budget

Negative gearing is costing the government billions but is doing absolutely nothing to boost supply. Let’s get rid of it, writes economist and MacroBusiness commentator Leith van Onselen.

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Generous investor tax breaks pricing home buyers out of the market

If a discounted rate of capital gains tax and negative gearing are supposed to be getting new housing built, they’re doing a terrible job, write Grattan Institute’s Jane-Frances Kelly and Paul Donegan.

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It’s the transition, stupid — keeping property in context

Don’t blithely assume that the whole of Australia has a property bubble, write Crikey’s Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane. Glenn Stevens has different ideas.

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Should negative gearing be abolished? Experts weigh in

Property Observer journalist Nicola Trotman asked four leading economists one of the thorniest questions in property: is negative gearing fair?

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Lobbyist bluster can’t hide struggling property market

The performance of property has confounded most optimists who have long claimed that property prices would be cushioned by interest rate drops.

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No surprise the property market isn’t picking up

When interest rates are low, it stands to reason, expected growth in the economy is waning. Which doesn’t inspire anyone to take a punt on growth assets, writes market analyst Catherine Cashmore at Property Observer.

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Property prices falling, a trend that will continue

However you frame it, the performance of residential property in the past year has not been good.

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Are highly leveraged homeowners about to crash?

Australian home buyers are living in some sort of fool’s paradise if they think that the affluent Sydney, Perth and Melbourne property markets are indestructible, writes Adam Schwab.

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Pressure on for geared-up investors

Today’s 0.25% interest rate rise will make it a little more difficult for some property investors – particularly those looking at a first or second purchase – to enter the market.

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