Housing fears built on weak foundations

A slight fall in rental yields shouldn’t alarm investors … the property market is still holding up on a number of key measures.

Suddenly the debate about residential property is turning on the notion that yields in the market are falling. But are they really? After seeing a rash of headlines in recent days warning that ‘rental yields’ are falling I remain very unconvinced. Yes there is weakness in some sectors of the apartment market, especially Melbourne. But for most investors, most of the time, investment in the housing market makes a lot of sense.

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