Property Investment Blog

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Auction Clearance Rates have Started Strongly

Auction clearance rates have started strongly this year, with a 89% clearance rate for Sydney and a 78% clearance rate for Melbourne.


89% is the highest auction clearance rate for Sydney in at least a couple of years.


What are your thoughts for real estate prices in the year ahead?

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Watch our CEO being interviewed by TickerTV

Hi all - one more post to close out the year!


The CEO of PropertyDirector.com.au was recently interviewed by TickerTV, and you can watch the interview here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SLaRf9J4sI.


He talks about the PropertyDirector digital platform, along with our future plans and the importance of motivation! Check it out so you know what's coming up and where we're heading.


Kind regards,

The PropertyDirector Team.

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Thanks to you all and happy festive season

Hi all,


As we approach end of the year, we thought we would publish a quick post to thank our paid subscribers and partners. It's been an odd year to say the least given most of us have had to stay locked in our homes and unable to travel domestically or overseas due to the COVID virus.


The property market has also seemed to be doing quite well, even though many people were writing it off due to the economic impact of COVID, however with interest rates low, the property market still seems to be solid and growing steadily. Once the government financial support runs out (e.g. Jobkeeper and Jobseeker), we may see the market steady or decline for a period of time.


There's likely to be some interesting trends coming up regarding the property market in the coming year or two, such as potentially more people moving from city areas to regionals, and a different type of distribution of population throughout different states in Australia, so it would be worth keeping an eye on how these types of things will impact growth and cashflows in different areas.


Finally, thanks to our subscribers, partners and supporters - we've been growing steadily thanks to you all, and intend to continue this and drive this forward even stronger next year.  


Merry Xmas and New Year to you all and wishing you a wonderful 2021.


Kind regards,

The PropertyDirector Team.

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Sydney and Melbourne Vacancy Rates Increase

Sydney and Melbourne rental vacancy rates massively increased during 2020 as discussed in the following ABC News article - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-12/sydney-melbourne-rental-property-market-darwin-housing-sqm/13050748.


Further to this, see below the vacancy rates for 2020 for Sydney (2000), Melbourne (3000), and Darwin (0800) - vacancy rates in Sydney and Melbourne hit double-digits during this time, causing a massive fall in rents in apartments in the city.


This excessive supply of apartments in Sydney and Melbourne (combined with the impact of COVID) is likely to have caused this.


Darwin's low vacancy rates over this period is interesting (particularly recently, with vacancy rates at around 2%). 

Thursday, 23 July 2020

PropertyDirector Wins Rising Star and User Experience Award for 2020

Hi all,


Excellent news - PropertyDirector has just won the 'Rising Star' and 'Great User Experience' award from FinancesOnline.com, the highly regarded and popular software review platform.


This is an independent review, and you can read it here - https://reviews.financesonline.com/p/propertydirector/


This validates the excellent user experience and functionality PropertyDirector provides, and our commitment to providing a comprehensive, sophisticated and easy to use platform for property investors.


We are grateful to our users for the positive comments you are posting on social media, and the input you are sending us directly. 


As we grow, we will continue to engage with our users and remain close to our market (property investors) over the long term.


Stay tuned for more, and some excellent new features we are looking to introduce in the coming months.


Go to PropertyDirector.com.au to register now, and email us at support@propertydirector.com.au if you have any questions.


Kind regards,

The PropertyDirector Team.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

PropertyDirector Blog

Hello all,


Welcome to the blog page for PropertyDirector.com.au.


The goal of the blog is to give our subscribers some insight into our thoughts, and also gives us an opportunity to share information related to property investing. The information we share may come directly from us, or from partners or qualified people who we feel have value to add - we will indicate this in the post.


Feel free to email us at support@propertydirector.com.au if you have any questions, of if you would like to contribute something to the blog.


Kind regards,

The PropertyDirector Team.