Investment Properties

Developing Your Property Investment Strategy

You want to buy an investment property, so where do you begin? If we had a dollar for every time someone asked us how to start, we would be billionaires and not just millionaires by now. So the intention here is to give you a starting point to help you on your way. Because everyone’s circumstances are different, it’s important to develop your own personal investment strategy. Developing your own investment strategy will set a direction for you to move forward in creating wealth and will also help you focus your searches on properties that fit your investment strategy. When […]

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Highest Property Confidence ever Recorded

Highest Property Confidence ever Recorded According to a recent survey conducted by the Property Council of Australia, industry professionals have high hopes for the June 2018 Qtr. The ANZ/Property Council survey, which consults to over 1,000 property professionals nationwide, registered a confidence index of 143, which the Property council of Australia stated is the highest ever recorded. The results of this survey are cause for optimism and has strong economic significance for the Australian property industry. Confidence across the industry is being led by Queensland & South Australia. The outlook for the housing sector is improving, construction activity is picking […]

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Brisbane’s Moreton Bay Gaining Strength: Terry Ryder

The latest event in the evolution of the Brisbane market is the strong emergence of the Moreton Bay Region in the far north of the city. It has joined Logan City in the far south as the precinct with the most momentum in the Greater Brisbane area. Meanwhile, Ipswich City in the south-west is putting its hand up as well. Most national commentators misunderstand what’s happening with the Brisbane market. They look at that single figure which apparently describes the whole Brisbane metropolitan area and conclude not much is happening. Australian Property Monitors says Brisbane prices rose 5% last year […]

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APRA’s Lending Rule Changes For Investors

There has been much discussion about APRA’s involvement in the housing market and the negative effect it was likely to have on some investors. Recent discussions with Banks, Mortgage Brokers and Aggregators about the new APRA guidelines around serviceability have advised this. It has become clear that yield needs will play a larger part in most investors’ portfolios. If a buyer gets put into a property which will take eight years to grow or longer, they can be stuck for eight years of longer until they can invest again. This will not assist in meeting the needs of retirement funding […]

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What Would It Take For Australian Property To Crash?

One of Australia’s leading economists has outlined what it would take for a property crash to happen. AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver says expensive housing and high household debt leave Australian housing “vulnerable”, but in the absence of higher interest rates, a property crash looks unlikely. “The Sydney and Melbourne property markets are likely to slow further this year and have another cyclical 5 to 10 per cent price downswing around 2017-18,” Mr Oliver said in a market update issued this week. “However, in the absence of either a recession or much higher interest rates, a property crash looks unlikely,” Mr Oliver said. […]

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