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Property never goes down in value | Common Investor Mistakes [Video]

The more you know about the most common mistakes that investors make, the better your likelihood of building lasting wealth.

In this weekly series of short videos, we discuss the common mistakes we’ve seen investors make.

Today we discuss if investors should invest on the basis that properties NEVER go down in value.

We know some property spruikers entice naïve investors to buy properties with the claim that property values always keep rising – but is that correct?

Common mistakes | Property never goes down in value

Watch as we discuss:

Each quarter Core Logic releases its Pain and Gain Report giving insights into which type of properties are resold at a profit or loss.

While the vast majority of properties sold in Australia deliver their owners a profit, some trends have emerged:

  • Around 10% of all properties sold sell at a gross loss for their owners.
  • The longer you hold the property the less likely this is to occur
  • Apartments were more likely to sell at a loss than houses. This is most likely due to the high premium many investors paid for their new unit.
  • More regional properties sell at a loss than those in our capital cities.

Currently, locations where there is a high supply of new apartment projects are likely to suffer with more properties selling at a loss due to the significant oversupply.

Places like the Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane CBD's, Fortitude Valley, Paramatta, Harris Park, Homebush Zetland, Ryde in Sydney. Desirable Location 300x200

I would also avoid locations where the residents are more likely to suffer from mortgage stress.

These tend to be outer suburbs where young families have stretched their finances.

And as always, I would steer clear of the many property spruikers disguised as investment advisers but who are actually working as project marketers for developers.

They lure naïve investors in with their get rich quick schemes – but that’s not how property works.

As Warren Buffet said: “Wealth is the transfer of money from the impatient to the patient.”


Now is the time to take action and set yourself for the opportunities that will present themselves as the market moves on


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About Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media.
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