Where to buy investment property

Knowing where to buy property is the difference between a successful property investor and a poor one.
It doesn’t matter what your budget is, you need to ensure you choose locations that will offer long-term investments.
Remember, not every property is a smart investment. So we’ve found the best industry experts to guide you through your property search.


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Sydneysiders Favour Melbourne’s More Affordable Properties

With Sydney’s property prices continuing to rise to ever more unaffordable levels, residents are turning to Melbourne for more affordable alternatives. While both capitals have enjoyed a major boom in house prices, the average home in Melbourne is generally cheaper than in Sydney (sometimes by up to 40% for new apartments). Indeed, many Sydneysiders now…

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Population growth – Do we put up “We Are Full” signs?

Three minute read. Let’s talk about housing density instead.  Town planning is encouraging more housing density in our middle to outer suburbs. Sometimes this is done as a forerunner to improved local transport infrastructure. But most of the time it is done to meet population targets – more bums of seats, so to speak, which…


The residents in this postcode pay more than $1Billion in tax in one year

Guess which postcode contributed more than $1.1bn in government revenue in one year alone?  I’m sure you guessed it was a Sydney suburb. Well…it was Mosman where residents paid a staggering $400 million more tax than the next-highest postcode. Analysis by The Weekend Australian of 2014-15 Australian Taxation Office data, produced the following interactive graph wher you…

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Even more problems for investors in blacklisted postcodes

New legislation proposed in last week’s budget would extend APRA’s (the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s) ability to control the non-bank sector.   This would put even more pressure on investors who have bought in suburbs blacklisted by the traditional banks and who are looking for alternative lenders. The Treasurers budget speech suggested that new legislation…

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State by State Housing Market & Economic Update | Chart Pack May 2017

It’s interesting how the news can change in just one month with some commentators saying the property market has topped.  Yet it sounds like “the market” hasn’t heard these warnings, with auction clearance rates, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne holding up strongly. So let’s whip around the Australian property markets and unpack the latest CoreLogic chart pack…

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Here’s why you shouldn’t speculate in property hotspots

After all these years in property I’m still surprised at how investors decide which property to buy, but it doesn’t surprise me why so many don’t get past their first or second property. You see… many buy for emotional reasons and while others think they’re investing in property, for some they’re really speculating.  By definition,…

Different Size Houses

It’s not size that matters, but how much you want it

Throughout the annals of property history, one constant facet of asset selection has often eluded beginning investors and that is –  what really pushes up the price of some housing, while other pockets languish in the ‘medians’ or are below par performers. Often, those new to the property game think it’s all pretty black and…

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A short cut to building a true property investment business

If you are serious about growing a very significant property portfolio and establishing a real “property investment business” I’ve got some great tips for you today. And if you’re not sure what I mean when I say “treat your property investing like a business” or how you do that or even why it’s important, then…


Timing the market: Behind the scenes of your next property purchase

If there’s one impact that a booming market such as Sydney often has on investors, it’s to inspire action. Whether you’re a conservative property investor who sits on the fence for the perfect time to invest, or the type of real estate daredevil who thrives on the risk side of the risk-reward ratio, there’s nothing…

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