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February 23, 2012

Why we’ll go to the moon and back to own property


Bursting with excitement, she told me “I just bought 10 hectares of land for each of my five grandchildren!”
“How very thoughtful – what did that set you back?” I asked.
“Just $20 a hectare and each block has unbelievable views!”
“Wow! Where did you find such a fantastic investment?”
“On the moon,” she replied.

BY JOHN LINDEMAN

It was true. She showed me the title deeds she had received from the vendor, a company called Lunar Embassy detailing the exact location of each grandchild’s plot of lunar land.

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September 26, 2011

The Eurozone debt crisis and Australian housing


Housing investors could have nothing to fear and a lot to gain if there’s another Global Financial Crisis (GFC), and it’s not for the reasons you might expect.

BY JOHN LINDEMAN

Property experts are busily assuring us that we have nothing to fear from the current financial crises gripping much of the Western world. They tell us:

  • Housing responds to different dynamics than the financial market.
  • It’s nowhere near as volatile as other forms of investment.
  • Another GFC will send investors scurrying to the relative safety of housing.
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