ASIC slams timeshares as harmful and risky

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released a report today outlining the potential harm caused to consumers by timeshare schemes.

REIQ: No winners under QLD rental reforms

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has slammed changes to Queensland rental legislation, labelling them reckless and damaging.

Fewer first home buyers as property prices recover

For the first time this year, the monthly number of new loans to first home buyers has fallen, perhaps reigniting housing affordability concerns as property prices rebound.

Spooky: Do cemeteries affect property prices?

With Halloween only a few days away, Savings.com.au investigates whether everyone’s favourite spooky attraction – a cemetery – has any impact on surrounding property prices.

Lack of trust in financial institutions stops women investing

Women wield a huge amount of power when it comes to household finances, with four in five saying they’re responsible for the purchasing decisions at home. Yet a number of barriers continue to hold women back from investing, widening the ‘investment gender gap’.

Top Australian suburbs for rental yield revealed

New research has highlighted 100 Australian suburbs and towns where property investors could generate higher rental yields, with small Queensland towns dominating the list.