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10 lessons I learned from past property downturns that we can use in this changing market

What’s ahead for our property markets for the rest of 2022 and beyond? Clearly, there will be continuing issues with Covid 19 and the socio-political problems that plague the world are unlikely to disappear. But now we have to contend with rising inflation, higher interest rates, fears of recession around the world and correcting local…

How many investment properties do you need to retire?

Have you wondered how many investment properties you would need to get the ultimate goal of financial freedom? I’ve found that while most property investors hope to one day replace their personal income with cash from their investment properties, most don’t have a strategy to achieve their goals. So, just how many properties does it…

Top 20 strongest global prime property markets for 2022 — and 5 Aussie cities made the list

Australia’s property boom sees 5 Aussie cities placed in the global top 20 for prime property price growth in 2022. International property consultancy Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index Q1 2022, crowned the Gold Coast as Australia’s top-ranking prime property market thanks to robust property price growth. The city ranked in 7th place with a…

A bleak outlook for tenants with rising rentals

It’s tough out there for tenants. There’s a shortage of rental properties available, both houses and apartments, with intense competition for the limited supply driving up rentals around Australia. And there’s no relief in sight. According to Dr Andrew Wilson’s My Housing Market, the already low vacancy rates continued to fall over May, driving rents…

The latest median property prices in Australia’s major cities

The overall downtrend in our property markets is becoming more evident. Decreasing affordability in our 2 big capitals, a significant rise in fixed mortgage rates, rising variable rates, uncertainty about inflation and the media full of stories of real estate Armageddon have dampened buyer enthusiasm. And vendors are becoming more nervous, with fewer properties coming…

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