Investment Properties

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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. […]

Read more

Where should I invest in the next 12 months?

Investors weighing up their opportunities would do well to look at this region, according to a prominent market commentator. But they need to act fast – with advice from a real-life investor indicating that the market is on the move already. Sydney and Melbourne investors looking to expand their portfolio or redirect funds from a recent property sale should look north of the border, according to Right Property Group director Victor Kumar. Mr Kumar made the comments in light of recent predictions that real estate prices in Sydney’s outer-west are due for a decline – speculating on where investors looking […]

Read more
Page 1 of 3123