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Sunday, 16 January 2022

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Sunday, 9 January 2022

Property Investing Quote for the Day

"If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time."

- Steve Jobs

Sunday, 2 January 2022

Perth Housing Market for Investors

It is easy to forget that median house prices in Perth were neck-and-neck with Sydney and Melbourne during the mining boom around 2005-2007. Since that time, prices in Sydney and Melbourne have sky-rocketed with more than 100% in capital growth while Perth has remained quite stagnant.


While the mining and minerals boom was a key driver for growth in Perth in the past, a number of factors are pointing towards solid growth prospects for Perth in the future. These include very low vacancy rates, affordable real estate in comparison to East Coast cities, excellent yields, and a strong economy.


In addition, the fact that the COVID borders restrictions in Western Australia have remained tighter compared to other Australian states, means that when borders do open, there is likely to be a boost in people returning to the market to drive additional demand.


Read the following article for additional information - Perth Tipped To Be A Hotbed of Property Investor Activity in 2022 (realestate.com.au).

Sunday, 26 December 2021

How did Australian Real Estate go in 2021?

2021 has been a huge year for real estate, with the property market growing over 20% throughout Australia, with many states and suburbs growing significantly higher than that.


According to most reports, the market is likely to run out of steam in 2022, with a potential interest rate rise likely to trigger a stabilisation in prices. The federal election is likely to happen in May, and if interest rates rise, it is likely to occur after May.


Although we had been in a lockdown state for much of 2022 due to COVID, market growth has significantly exceeded expectations. This has largely been due to low interest rates, and the 'Fear of Missing Out' factor for first home buyers.


See below for 'base case' property forecasts estimated by SQM Research in late 2020 for the market in 2021, compared with what actually happened in 2021.


Sydney - estimated price increase of 7%-11% (actual increase 25.2%)

Melbourne - estimated price increase of 2%-6% (actual increase 16.4%)

Canberra - estimated price increase of 5%-9% (actual increase 25.5%)

Brisbane - estimated price increase of 4%-8% (actual increase 22.3%)

Adelaide - estimated price increase of 6%-10% (actual increase 20.1%)

Perth - estimated price increase of 8%-12% (actual increase 16.4%)

Darwin - estimated price increase of 6%-9% (actual increase 19.3%)

Hobart - estimated price increase of 3%-7% (actual increase 28.1%)


For additional insight, please read the excellent 'Housing Boom and Bust' report by Louis Christopher at SQM Research, which provides forecasts, commentary and views regarding the housing market for 2022 - SQM Research - Property - Boom And Bust Report.


We hope you shared in the growth and success of the real estate market in 2021.


Please enjoy the festive season, and happy property investing for 2022!


Kind regards,

The PropertyDirector Team.

Sunday, 19 December 2021

Property Investing Quote for the Day

"Don't wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait."

- Harv Eker

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Slowdown in Sydney's Housing Market

As we approach mid-December, we are seeing a slowdown in Sydney's housing market, with auction clearance rates at 63% based on Sydney auction results on Saturday 11 December.


This is the first time Sydney auction clearance rates have dipped below 70% since Saturday 3 July.


High quality 'A-grade' homes continue to remain in top demand - these are homes in excellent condition, that may have been recently renovated, and in sought-after locations.


B and C-grade home in need of improvements/repairs in less-than-ideal locations are seeing lower interest from buyers, with a seemingly reduced sense of urgency in the market to purchase these types of properties.


Read the following article on SMH for additional details - The types of home defying Sydney’s property market slowdown (smh.com.au)

Sunday, 31 October 2021

NSW Continues to be a Great Place to Invest

NSW continues to be a great place to invest in real estate.


According to a 'Rising Stars' report by Canstar, regional NSW and other selected areas in NSW were ranked as among the strongest markets in the country.


The criteria for ranking these suburbs included evaluating rising sales volumes, low vacancy rates, and a confirmed pipeline of infrastructure projects in the area.


The affordable lifestyle offered by suburbs in regional NSW and the flexibility for people to work from home in a post-COVID world have make these areas desirable.


Suburbs in the Central Coast of NSW including Toukley, Blue Haven and Gwandalan were identified as attractive options for investors, with quality real estate available at a median price of $750,000 or lower.


Other regional suburbs such as Dubbo, Goulburn, Cessnock and Wagga Wagga also provide excellent potential for future growth, given the strong local economies, and pipeline of upcoming infrastructure projects.


Check out the following Daily Telegraph article for additional information regarding these trends - Best suburbs to buy real estate in Sydney and NSW in 2022 | Daily Telegraph

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Brisbane is Hot

Brisbane continues to be seen as a property investment hot spot. There are a number of growth drivers including the attractive lifestyle locations, reasonable price points, and significant economic drivers including increased infrastructure, along with the Brisbane Olympics to be held in 2032. The data also shows an increase in number of people migrating from other states to Brisbane.


These all point to positive growth prospects in Brisbane. Read the following article published by The Daily Mail for further information regarding the trend and growth drivers for Brisbane - House prices set to DOUBLE in one Australian capital city as people look to escape Covid lockdowns | Daily Mail Online.

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Value in Regional Areas of Australia

The impact of COVID and rapidly rising prices in Australia's capital cities has caused investors to explore investing in regional areas for better value.


Areas such as the Central Coast, Newcastle, and Albury are very attractive for investors looking to purchase something at an affordable price range, with solid rental yields and future growth potential.


The following article from The Daily Telegraph describes this trend further - Property investing: why investors should be looking regional for best deals | Daily Telegraph.


The relaxed lifestyle and growing infrastructure in these areas are further reasons regional areas are attracting interest from property investors.


A number of drivers indicate that interest in regional areas will continue to grow.

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Deal Analyser

One of the most popular features used by investors at PropertyDirector.com.au is the 'Deal Analyser'.


The Deal Analyser allows investors to forecast the cashflow and capital growth of any property before purchasing it.


See below for an example showing the forecasted cashflow and capital growth of a property in Kallangur, QLD.


This is an excellent way for property investors to analyse the potential of a new real estate investment opportunity before purchasing it.


Go to PropertyDirector.com.au and subscribe to our free trial to try it out for yourself.