I was just doing some research to formulate a response to another thread and I came across this site. I nearly burst out laughing when I read it. Property for Life - Why-invest It's a UK property spruiking article with some nice graphs and fancy catch cries, but the scary things is you can substitute the word "UK" for "Australia" and you virtually have a verbatim script of the same rubbish Australian real estate agents push. This article was of course published in mid to late 2007 before the UK property market crashed 20% only a few months after this article was claiming that property was the place to be! Here are a few great excerpts: Who needs rationality when you got statistics! Lucky for Australia we have a better sort of housing shortage... don't we? The UK interest rates are a hell of a lot lower now than they were 18 months ago and housing prices didn't go up... 20% in 6 - 9 months!! I don't know if I'd consider that "huge" or a "short" period... There nothing like "consistently high" returns and 100%pa ROI. Who ever said there's no such thing as a free lunch clearly wasn't a property investor! Ahhh - anyway I just thought I'd share the ironies of recent times as well as make sure people are swept up in the euphoria of talks of green shoots.