Property Investment Melbourne

Every Australian capital city has its ups and downs when it comes to property investment. But before you launch into investing in Melbourne it’s worth doing your research and seeking expert advice. That’s why we’ve developed these articles, for a more local perspective on what you’ve read about investment so far.

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Melbourne unit owners could be forced to sell to developers

It’s already happened in New South Wales and it could happen here. We’re not talking about developers cherry-picking the best locations and knocking on owners’ doors. Rather, a potential a change in legislation that reduces the percentage of unit owners in an apartment building needed to approve selling their complex to developers. All for one Currently…

The Melbourne property market correction is nowhere to be seen

There have been many predictions of a Melbourne property crash over the past decade. The crash was variously to be triggered by Baby Boomers retiring, China, falling iron ore prices, the mining cliff, spiralling bank funding costs, slowing population growth, apartment oversupply, budget deficits, the loss of the AAA-rating, rising unemployment, higher interest rates, the…

Melbourne named the world's most liveable city for 7 years in a row

Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world! Now you could say I’m biased (and I am) but it’s been named the world’s most liveable city for the seventh year in a row by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability survey of 140 cities  The survey rated cities out of 100 in the areas of healthcare, education, stability, culture and…

Melbourne continues to rise

Newly released Census data highlights the rapid densification of Melbourne’s CBD where the number of residents per square kilometre has more than doubled over the past decade. The 2016 Census has revealed the most densely populated SA2 region in Australia is now Melbourne, with the 2.4 square kilometre region home to 37,754 residents, equating to 15,754 residents…

Bedlam in Melbourne

The third in the traditional trifecta of population growth posts concerns the rate of new dwelling supply.  At the end of 2016 there were nearly 217,000 dwellings under construction in Australia, including some ~152,6000 attached dwellings, leading to intensified interest in how the housing market might cope with the deluge. The property market downturns in…

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…