Market expectations have been falling across all states in Australia. However, sentiment remains positive in some states in particular. From January to March, 4,156 Australian vendors were surveyed with results split up into NSW, QLD, SA, VIC and WA. These results are based on the OpenAgent Consumer Sentiment Index, a proprietary index system that measures
There are a range of factors that should be on the top of your priority list when looking for the perfect property. If you’re looking at buying an investment property, you’ll definitely come across capital growth and rental yield as crucial considerations. However, something you might see less often is the importance of commuting. A
I’ve had conversations with plenty of discouraged folks who are in their 50s (or even older) and they’re wondering how they’re going to survive in their retirement. They start to question if it’s too late to invest in property. Is there ever a time when you’re just too old? In general my response would be
With the summer weather in full swing here in Australia, investing in a holiday home seems like a great way to have rent-free holidays whenever you want. Ideally, you’ll also be able to rent out the property to help offset maintenance costs. However, finding a holiday home in Australia for under $600k isn’t an easy
Australia is hardly synonymous with high rates of crime. In fact, a recent survey showed more than 2 million of us leave our doors unlocked. That said, this is no reason to be complacent when purchasing a property. One in five Australian homes will be robbed at some point. As recently as 2015, Australia had
Australian dwelling values continued to trend lower last month, with the CoreLogic hedonic home value index recording its weakest month-on-month change in dwelling values since the Global Financial Crisis. Core Logic has released their newest housing market update for December 2018. National dwelling values slipped 0.7% lower the month, led by larger falls in Sydney
One of the factors underpinning the strength of our economy is Australia’s tourism industry. And I’m not only talking about international visitors. New research from Roy Morgan shows over 12 million Australians (59%) intend to visit a domestic holiday destination and stay at least one night on their next trip. Melbourne is again the leading
I’ve learned many lessons in my multi decade career as a professional wealth advisor. Today I’d like to share two property investment tips and two success tips I would have liked to learn earlier in life. Two property tips 1. Buy the type of property that will be in continual strong demand in the future.