Category: Investor

Five tips for handling changing market dynamics

The dynamics of real estate feel like they’ve spun on a dime in a matter of weeks.  Folks who were offering above-list-price have suddenly become wary. All markets go through economic cycles, and property is no different. For those seeking to sell or buy right now, you’ll find a much more accurate truth behind the…
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Rental shortage opens door for potential investors

A rental crisis that has struck post-lockdown Australia is allowing investors an opportunity to re-enter the market with an almost iron-clad guarantee of finding tenants. Rents have risen almost 12% in the past 12 months and the vacancy rate stands at an incredible 1%, according to new data from SQM Research.  These factors, combined with…
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Rocketing rents signal times for investor revival

Strong rental returns is one reason why investors are being lured back into the property market after many sold for capital gain 12 months ago when values were up 20% plus year-on-year. The real estate picture is not precisely the same as many investors left it – properties values are higher but interest rates are…
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Navigating the market as rents rise and vacancies fall

Australia is going through a nationwide rental shortage with vacancy rates in some of our capital cities and regional centres running at just 1% or below. There are currently 2.6 million Australians who live in a rental property.  Many landlords have used the accommodation shortage as an opportunity to increase rents. Reports of 10% to…
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Residential property makes Aussies richer than ever

As we enter a calmer real estate market after 30% plus growth in values over the past two years, it’s interesting to see property hailed as the top reason for increasing our household wealth. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), individual wealth stands at a record $574,807. Residential property had contributed 1.4% to…
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Rental shortage impacts market

A rental crisis that has struck post-lockdown Australia is allowing investors an opportunity to re-enter the market. Rents have risen almost 12% in the past 12 months and the vacancy rate stands at an incredible 1%, according to new data from SQM Research.  These factors, combined with subdued pricing as our interest rates move north,…
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Rental shortages make now a good time to consider investing

Favourable conditions for property investors are again emerging as rents rise and higher interest rates start to take the heat out of the market. Weekly rents increased 4.7% in the 12 months to March. That’s the strongest growth in almost eight years, according to the latest REA Group’s PropTrack rental report. The low number of…
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Five tips for young property investors

Achieving long-term financial security through property investment has become increasingly popular as prices hit record levels across much of America. Young people are getting into the investment game, recognising the possible long-term growth potential of the sector and its capacity to generate a lifetime of wealth.  Many begin their investment journey by holding on to…
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Understanding anticipated yield on an investment property

The rental crisis sparked by thousands of overseas students and workers returning home because of the pandemic has been turned on its head, creating fresh opportunities for experienced and first-time investors. Demand now far outstrips supply, according to the latest figures revealed by REA Group’s PropTrack rental report.  We’re seeing a 37% rise in demand…
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Investor opportunities highlighted with election housing debate

Property ownership and affordable housing have already played a major role in the current federal election campaign, highlighted by the constant speculation of interest rate rises. One issue out of left field has been the fast-emerging shortage of rental properties. Not only are tenants feeling insecure about their accommodation, but their rents are rising at…
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