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Articles by Doron Peleg

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is the CEO/Founder of RiseWise Property Review. He has more than 20 years’ experience in risk management including, Co-Founder of Peleg, Kessel & Co, an assurance and advisory accounting firm & Executive Manager at Westpac Banking Corporation in Sydney. www.riskwiseproperty.com.au/


Property Investment Cashflow strategy is ineffective
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Property Investment Cashflow strategy is ineffective

A five-year analysis of the property market has shown high rental yields do not necessarily mean high overall returns for investors. In fact, the latest astounding analysis by independent research house RiskWise Property Research has proven low rental returns delivered significantly higher overall return (i.e. capital growth + rental return), while high rental returns delivered…

The Hazards of Buying Overseas Property
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The Hazards of Buying Overseas Property

With one in two Australians considering overseas property investment, an independent research house has warned of the hazards of such a move.  riskwiseproperty.com.au issued the warning following research by international money transfers group, WorldFirst, which revealed half of all Aussies would consider investing in property overseas if it was cheaper than in Australia.  While it…

Apartments Micro Sized but Major Risks
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Apartments Micro Sized but Major Risks

Micro seems to be the latest buzzword when it comes to property. But do big things really come in small packages? While micro-apartments aren’t a new concept, as housing in major city hubs becomes out of reach for many first home buyers, they are an alternative to getting a foot on the first rung of…

Prices float to top in flood-prone areas
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Prices float to top in flood-prone areas

It seems the 2011 Brisbane floods are becoming a distant memory which is sinking fast as house prices float to the top.  Analysis by RiskWise Property Research has shown in 19 of the 20 suburbs affected by floods, houses have out-performed the rest of the city. This equates to 95 per cent of the major…

Dramatic price reductions unlikely
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Dramatic price reductions unlikely

While some economists are predicting property prices in Sydney and Melbourne will fall by 10-20 per cent over the next couple of years, analysis by RiskWise Property Research suggests a major price correction is highly unlikely.  Due to a combination of government intervention, regulatory back-peddling and limited alternative investment options, property price reductions were unlikely…

Capital Cities Vs Regional Areas
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Capital Cities Vs Regional Areas

When it comes to capital city vs regional areas, one has far eclipsed the other in terms of price growth, according to the latest analysis by RiskWise Property Research.  The analysis by independent research house RiskWise has shown overall both houses and units in capital cities significantly outperformed dwellings in regional areas. In fact, houses…

Treechange vs Seachange: which is better?
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Treechange vs Seachange: which is better?

Home owners often dream of white picket fences surrounding lush acreage properties or the listening to the blue ocean lapping against sandy shores. What appeals to one may not appeal to another. Of course, it’s a personal decision but possibly helping to sway the argument one way or the other is the chance of capital…

Impact of Melbourne’s exceptional population growth on housing market
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Impact of Melbourne’s exceptional population growth on housing market

Melbourne’s outstanding population growth is a major factor in the resilience of its property market. According to RiskWise Property Research strong long-term demand is projected for the expanding city, particularly for land and houses.  too much focus was placed on short-term growth, which ignored the exceptional forecast population growth and also that a typical house in…

Managing risks associated with the Banking Royal Commission
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Managing risks associated with the Banking Royal Commission

Tighter restrictions on mortgage lending could increase risk to property prices. According to RiskWise Property Research the impact of any recommendation by the Banking Royal Commission to tighten lending could lead to some areas and property configurations carrying higher levels of risk.  The Banking Royal Commission has found the current processes for ensuring prospective home loan…

Sydney off-the-plan investors facing high risks
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Sydney off-the-plan investors facing high risks

With Sydney’s unit prices reportedly falling in some high-supply areas, causing conflict between vendors who want to sell and developers who want to maintain prices, RiskWise Property Research has renewed its call for caution when buying off-the-plan. The research house had been warning for months that there were “significant and tangible risks” associated with buying…