Feb 29, 2016 | ,

Property investment becomes a political football

Residential property investment is going to be a political football during 2016, right up to the election and then beyond. Just which way the investment herd heads will unfold but property markets don’t like uncertainty.

As our politicians dwell on how to tax property investors, many will pause their decision making.

Yes some might rush in ahead of any change, but more likely there could be a flight of capital away from rental housing at the very time when the early 2016 sharemarket turmoil was likely to attract investment towards property.

We have a scenario where both the Turnbull Government and Shorten opposition work have mooted significant changes that will reduce tax benefits arising from property investment…

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