Are agents really overpaid? What do they actually do to earn their commission? I can understand how in boom times when properties almost sold themselves, that vendors wondered why they need an estate agent to sell their home. During those heady days a good estate agent could help their clients achieve a premium price and
Property investment is one of best wealth creation strategies out there. In part becuase it has a long history of solid performance, so is therefore relatively low risk. It’s important to understand, however, that it is not completely without risk. That’s because every investment opportunity has an element of risk. The trick is to manage
If you think that property investment expenses end once you buy a property, you’re wrong! Investing in property requires an ongoing input of cash – and sometimes it’s when you least expect it. Don’t get me wrong: investment grade property will also deliver more than enough capital growth to make up for the expenses along
We keep on reading about how low residential vacancies rates are across much of the country. Ditto on how much rents have risen; and the expectation that they will continue rising, and at the same pace, well into the future. But several sub-measures of the rental market suggest that rental growth is already slowing down.
As a property investor it’s important to know what’s happening to the supply and demand ratio and vacancy rates around Australia Figures released by SQM Research reveal that the level of vacancy rates remained slightly relatively the same on a national level during February 2013, recording a vacancy rate of 1.9% for the second month