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  • Is Perth a good market to invest in?

    For the majority of Australians, we live on the east coast and have not had much exposure to Perth other than hearing from time to time about mining. It is a distant land that many east coasters have not even been to. But is it a good market to invest in property? Let’s dive into

    February 20, 2024
  • Would you like to be a property developer?

    Many property investors dream of one day taking that next step to becoming property developers. The thought of taking a major project from inception, right through the finished product is very attractive. Both from a creative perspective but also from an economics point of view where property can be created at wholesale prices and either

    February 18, 2024
  • Inflation

    As you are no doubt aware, interest rate did not go up this month when the RBA met on Tuesday 6th of February 2024. The reason there was no increase in rates was due to the reduction in inflation. Let’s have a closer look at current inflation rates and what is affecting that. This month

    February 14, 2024
  • Building approvals on the rise

    The bad times for construction appear to be in the past now.  Building approvals have increased by almost 20% from January 2023 to November 2023. In January 2023, building approvals were at 12,185. By November 2023 approvals numbers had reached 14,529. The last few years have been a terrible period for the construction industry. Poorly

    February 13, 2024
  • Investor lending increased by 18%

    The ABS has released their latest figures which show that investor lending is up 18% for November 2023 from that same time in the previous year. The actual number is $9.72 billion in loans for December 2023. Between states, the range varied greatly. While Melbourne investor lending only increased by 3.5%, Western Australian investor lending

    February 12, 2024
  • Interest Rates stay on hold

    Great news for investors today. The RBA kept rates on hold at its first meeting for 2024. This means that the cash rate remains at 4.35%. This is great news for property investors watching their current cash flows. Keeping rates on hold for this month was what most analysts had anticipated. With most now predicting

    February 8, 2024
  • Interest Rates for 2024

    CBA has recently come out with a prediction that interest rates will drop by 0.75% in 2024. If this forecast is correct, interest rates will be down to 2.85%. CBAs chief economist Stephen Halmarick was very positive in his latest address. He stated that Australia’s economic outlook looked very bright. Global inflation had begun to

    January 12, 2024
  • Have you planned 2024 yet?

    Have you planned what you want to achieve in 2024 yet? Now is the right time. Planning for anything you want to achieve is of utmost importance if it is to be achieved. There is a saying – “Fail to plan, plan to fail”   This is cliche but yet quite profound. If you want

    January 11, 2024
  • Vacancy rates tighten to 0.8% in October

    Things just got worse for tenants around Australia with vacancy rates dropping to 0.8%. Correct. That is less than 1%. In perspective, for every hundred investment properties in a suburb, there is less than one to rent. “This record-low vacancy rate has persisted for the second consecutive month, driven by a surge in overseas migration

    November 23, 2023
  • Is it safe to build at the moment?

    The last few years have been an extremely trying time for the building industry and it customers. The high inflation that the Australia government has created due to its monetary policy around the virus period and the overstimulation of the building market has caused untold damage. Unprecedented cost increases and the requirement to keep fixed

    November 16, 2023
  • How to Overcome Procrastination

    Procrastination… AKA dithering, dilly-dallying, dawdling, idling, loafing etc Are you a procrastinator? You know what I mean. Always putting things off to another day because now is not just the right time? You know who you are! I meet with potential investors every day and learn from them what they want to achieve both financially

    October 19, 2023
  • Australia’s property market passes $10 trillion in value

    For those of you that think property may be dropping in value and waiting to get in, think again. Australia’s property market passes $10 trillion value for August 2023 caused by steady valuation increases across the capital cities. While many people sit of the sidelines hoping that prices will drop due to increasing interest rates,

    October 19, 2023
  • Yield – What it is and how it is calculated?

    I get asked a lot about yield. People are generally confused with yield and return and how to calculate each from an investment property perspective. So, I thought I would write a brief article to iron this out. Yield refers to cash inflows for the entire year from the investment and is generally expressed as

    September 15, 2023
  • Soaring Rent and Investor Opportunities

    Like property prices rents are going through the roof. Strong demand and severe shortages of available properties have made headlines across all states. If you have been in the unfortunate situation where you have needed to find rental accommodation, it is a nightmare through and through. People have been forced to live in caravans and

    September 15, 2023
  • Property Value Boom Ahead

    Contrary to what a lot of people may think (unless you are trying to buy!) property prices across all capital cities (except Canberra) have been increasing. With some capitals such as Brisbane and Perth really outperforming. Both Brisbane and Perth showed annualised growth rates of 16.8% on the July months figures. This is back to

    September 14, 2023
  • Interest Rates Holding Steady

    Interest rates have now been on hold since June with the cash rate at 4.1%. Most forecasters are anticipating that the rate will sit flat for a while before potentially coming down in 2024. Interest rates typically go up because the RBA uses interest rates as a rudder or mechanism to bring inflation down. The

    September 14, 2023
  • State Government under pressure as Brisbane grows

    The Queensland state government is under fire as it needs to make way for more than an extra 2.2 million new residents in the next 2 decades. It is anticipated that by 2046 SEQ with have well over 6 million residents and will be bigger than the current population of greater Sydney.   It means

    August 31, 2023
  • Where to for property prices?

    The answer to that question is going to depend on what location you are referring to. Investors must understand that there is no such thing as “The Australian” property market. That market is actually made up of many different submarkets and each are operation within different cycles. While interest rates have increased, rents are increasing

    July 26, 2023
  • Rental Crisis here to stay

    The current rental crisis across Australia appears like it will be here to stay for some time. In all capitals city and certain regional markets, it is almost impossible to find something to rent. There are stories of people looking for weeks and even months to find something. In capitals like Brisbane and Perth, rent

    July 26, 2023
  • Where to for interest rates?

    After 12 interest rate increases since May 2022 the RBA has put rate increases on hold. With inflation now beginning to ease, the RBA has decided to wait and see for the next month. This is good news for property investors. Obviously with rates on hold and hopefully decreasing, property becomes more cash positive for

    July 26, 2023
  • Perth voted as the leading state for housing market confidence in the next 12 months

    The reopening of Western Australia’s borders gave Perth’s property market its second wind last March, as the city saw a boost in monthly growth amid Australia’s slowing pandemic boom. Majority of investors are seeing themselves invest in Perth or Brisbane over the next 12 months, according to a national survey. 40% of investors pointing to

    May 30, 2022
  • Increasing number of renters from overseas could boost property market

    As more people begin to arrive into Australia from overseas, property investors have been watching the market carefully. Since the pandemic period, rental demand has softened in some CBDs with fewer new visitors coming to the country. The pre-COVID rental market was strong by comparison, with Australia seeing some 1.8 million overseas arrivals per month

    May 30, 2022
  • Labor’s shared equity scheme could cut cost of a mortgage by up to $380,000

    Federal Labor has detailed its key housing policy for the election campaign, offering to help 10,000 households a year into home ownership by dramatically cutting the price of a property. With housing affordability a pressing issue this election, Labor came to the table with its shared equity scheme ‘Help to Buy’, where the government could

    May 30, 2022
  • RBA lifts the cash rate for the first time in a decade by 0.25 percentage points

    Finally it happened. After 11 years of no interest rate increases the RBA has finally decided to increase the cash rate by 0.25%. As most analysts would agree, the rate increase has been long overdue. My personal opinion is that it should have increased months ago to try and cool the property market down as

    May 9, 2022
  • April 2022 Market Round-up by Lucas Rogers

    Major flooding, Russian-Ukraine war and no ending cases of Covid, just some of the trending events early this year. In spite all these, don’t let the media feed you with too much negativity and affect your decision to invest in property. Watch the full video from Lucas Rogers.

    April 7, 2022
  • Perth’s housing bust to housing boom

    The Perth housing market is making a comeback after a long and deep decline, and experts say current market indicators could drive healthy price growth – but investors are cautious. Recent CoreLogic report shows Perth’s property market is continuing its steady growth trajectory with home values stepped up 0.3% in February this year. “Perth was

    April 7, 2022
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