Negative Gearing - How The Changes Will Affect You
Whatever your interest in the property market, it might be tempting to dismiss the latest political battle over whether negative gearing should be abolished. You might even view it as a good thing, if the outcome were to be that property prices go down.
But here's the truth, plain and simple. Economists say that if the planned changes to negative gearing do go ahead, property prices will fall, well beyond current market conditions. The fall in property prices will decrease the value of 18 million Australian's retirement nest eggs, while rents will rise. Government savings will be less than estimated, unemployment will rise and our whole economy will be in jeopardy.
Does that sound appealing?