Property Investment

November 5, 2015 1:23 pm

Brisbane Slow And Steady Growth Ideal For Investors


Brisbane has been slowly gaining traction in property capital gains, as the median dwelling prices at $461,000. Property experts are predicting a growth slowdown in the market, making Brisbane ideal for investors, as it is “slowdown – proof”. Investors have shown interest in Brisbane as it enjoys a steady increase in transaction and buyer interest. Over the past year, growth has been up by nearly 5%. The Brisbane and Gold Coast area rental yield for both houses and units finished at a 4.4% and 5.4% increase respectively, toppling the number of Sydney – at 3.1% and 4.1%, and Melbourne – [...]

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August 31, 2015 1:09 pm

Why Invest in Property?


Property has been the investment of choice for most Australians who want to build up long term assets and provide them with a steady cash flow. Although there are many asset classes in the market - such as cash, bonds and stocks, property has been considered the primary investment opportunity in Australia for its consistent performance and returns. It is interesting to note that even as good as it sounds, property requires a clear understanding of a lot of issues – from market trends, to taxation and property laws. This asset type requires long term planning and will cause you [...]

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July 27, 2015 11:56 am

Saving Up for Your First Property


Getting a loan to purchase your first home may sound like a daunting task, especially when it is close to impossible to secure a 100% loan nowadays.  Lenders are more cautious before they help you finance your home, making sure that you are financially ready to keep up with your repayments. Saving up for your first property is the best way to get the home of your dreams. If you don’t know where to start, here are several tips on how you can save up without breaking a sweat Set realistic goals Before you go around shopping for property, make [...]

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January 8, 2015 2:59 pm

The Northern Territory Government on rising House Prices


In an effort to subdue rising house prices, the NT Government has issued a land release program to assist homeowners as the market shifts towards high investor activity. Last year, 935 titles were released, up by 38% from 2013’s 677. Minister for Lands and Planning Peter Chandler believes that it is necessary to assist homeowners and help alleviate living standards as the housing market is dominated by home investors. The land release program has produced almost 6,000 dwellings in the Greater Darwin area alone in just over 2 years. This initiative is encouraging activity in the housing sector, as more [...]

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Property Market Performance for 2014


How did the Australian Property Market fare in 2014? Looking back at the start of 2014, there were many skeptics expecting a price drop for the year after a very strong performance in 2013. That didn’t happen, as property prices closed at a 7.9% annual increase, according to the CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Index. 2014 saw the rise in new dwellings to meet the growing demand and rising property prices. Because of these movements, property purchase is more expensive than rents, as reported in the State of the Market report in May. Despite this, property is still within the [...]

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December 11, 2014 2:41 pm

QLD Tourism targets Chinese travellers


The Regional Tourism Organisation for Tropical North Queensland is making a serious bid to entice foreign travellers after securing a $3 million fund to launch Cairns as a tourist destination. The Tourism organisation is targeting Chinese travellers and plans to secure direct flights from mainland China to Cairns, making it a prime tourist destination in the country. In their initial plan, Chinese cities Wuhan, Shanghai and Guangzhou are being considered for direct flights to Cairns via China Eastern Airlines. Read more about this on the Cairns Post website. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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November 11, 2014 2:44 pm

Are Property Prices in Australia Rising Too Fast?


Real Estate firm CBRE has recently given us a bird’s eye view of the global property market, showing us the property prices for major cities in the last 30 years. According to the research, UK prices have increased the most at a staggering 231.9%. The second fastest? Australia at 221.4%. Sydney was ranked the 4th most expensive city in the world after London, New York and Hong Kong. Surprisingly, US property prices have only increased by 53.2% in the last 30 years, with declines for both Germany and Japan at 7.8% and 14.5% respectively. Australian property prices have increased due [...]

Are Property Prices in Australia Rising Too Fast?2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

Are First Home Buyers Conceding Home Ownership By Renting?


Median house prices have reached a record high for all capital cities, increasing to $681,640 for the month of October making houses out of reach for First Home buyers. In a recent study by PRDnationwide, the average First home buyer in Melbourne can only afford spending around $400,000, way below than the current house median price of $715,694. But is this really all there is to the story? News of unaffordability have been widespread that First home buyers are losing hope and opted to rent. Looking at the situation closely reveals that the median price would mean that there are [...]

Are First Home Buyers Conceding Home Ownership By Renting?2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

October 16, 2014 4:21 pm

Foreign Buyers: The Insatiable Appetite For Australian Property


Foreign demand for Australian property has been on a recent high, with 1 out of 6 properties purchased by an overseas buyer, accounting for 17% of the total demand for properties in the country. Victoria accounted for the most foreign buyers at 25%, or 1 in 4 homes and also led in foreign demand for established properties, at a high of 11.5%. Because of the surge of foreign property buyers, First Home Buyers fell from 15% to 22% in Victoria. Banks and property companies have been quick to point the finger at foreign investors as a major reason for driving [...]

Foreign Buyers: The Insatiable Appetite For Australian Property2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

We’re The World’s Richest Because of Property


Investment Bank Credit Suisse recently conducted the fifth annual study of global wealth trends and found out that Australians are the richest in the world at a median wealth of $US 225,000, with around 60% of household relying heavily on Property. Only 6% of Australians are living at a wealth below $10,000 compared to 70% of countries worldwide and 29% of the population in the United States. The global wealth is 40% higher than the GFC low in 2008. The Australian wealth has been on a steady climb, with the net worth of the average Australian ballooning from $US 103,151 [...]

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