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20 Aug

30 years of champion markets show how property love is shared: PIPA

Media Release: 20 August 2018

A comprehensive study by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has revealed how Australian property markets share the love around.

PIPA conducted a 30-year retrospective study of Australian capital city real estate to identify which cities were the hottest performers across each market cycle.

PIPA chairman Peter Koulizos said the research showed no capital city market is ever the nation's top performer indefinitely.

"The facts prove Aussie investors and homebuyers over the past three decades have made solid returns across almost every capital city, depending on their ability to buy at the right time," he said.

22 Jun

PIPA elects two new board members

Media Release: 22 July 2018

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has elected two new board directors to better represent its growing membership base.

CoreLogic Head of Content Kylie Davis and ASPIRE Adviser Network's Richard Crabb were both appointed to the PIPA board recently.

Ms Davis is a 25-year media veteran and has nearly 10 years' experience in property, as national network editor at News Corp Australia and four years in solutions and real estate marketing roles at CoreLogic.

PIPA chairman Peter Koulizos said Ms Davis's appointment brought the number of women on the board to three – or 30 per cent – of the 10-person board of directors, which highlighted the association's commitment to being representative of the property investment industry.

18 Jun

New research reveals next suburbs to gentrify: PIPA

Media Release: 18 June 2018

New research released by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has revealed the next city suburbs set to gentrify.

The research, by PIPA chairman Peter Koulizos, looked for similar signs that could help homebuyers and investors pick the next suburbs to gentrify.

Mr Koulizos said his research was a valuable tool for homebuyers and investors to maximise their capital growth potential from purchasing early in gentrifying locations.

"If you had this knowledge a few decades ago, you would have bought in suburbs such as Balmain and Paddington in Sydney before they became highly sought-after and expensive," Mr Koulizos said.

"Likewise, in Melbourne, where you would have invested in Richmond or Collingwood before they became really popular and pricey."

26 Apr

What affordability crisis?

Media Release: 26 April 2018

Australia's leading real estate investment advisory body has released analysis proving mortgages are more affordable now than they were in 1990.

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) said those arguing property's lack of affordability haven't studied the numbers properly.

"Many commentators use just two indicators to measure housing affordability – income and house prices," PIPA Chairman Peter Koulizos said.

"This is a good measure to indicate how expensive housing is, but if you want to analyse affordability, you must also consider mortgage repayments."

16 Mar

Sydney property investment falls off a cliff: survey

Media Release: 16 March 2018

Less than four per cent of property investment experts believe Sydney offers solid prospects in 2018, according to a new survey.

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) 2018 Member Survey found that only 3.85 per cent believed investors should buy property in Sydney this year – down from 11 per cent in 2017.

In fact, about 15 per cent of survey respondents believed that Perth offered better prospects than the Harbour City, a significant upswing from last year's result of 3.7 per cent.

Brisbane was the capital city which offered the best investment prospects this year, according to 46 per cent of respondents.

Brisbane was the top pick by property investment professionals in 2017 as well, with 44 per cent selecting the Queensland capital last year.

16 Feb

Sydney comes last in long-term property growth

Media Release: 16 February 2018

Sydney may have recorded strong capital growth over the past five years but its long-term performance pales in comparison to smaller capital cities, according to the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA).

In fact, analysis of capital city house price growth over the past 15 years shows that Sydney came in last – even behind Perth.

PIPA analysis of data from the 2002 to 2017 Australia Bureau of Statistics Established House Price Index, showed that the Sydney house price index increased 142 per cent over the past 15 years but Hobart recorded index price growth of 220 per cent.Melbourne's house price index increased by 208 per cent to come in second, while Darwin sneaked into third position with a rise of 161 per cent – just ahead of Brisbane on 160 per cent.

30 Nov

PIPA elects new board chairman

Media Release: 1 December 2017

The PIPA board of directors has elected Peter Koulizos as the association's new chairman, effective 1 December 2017.

Mr Koulizos replaces outgoing chairman Ben Kingsley, who stepped down after five successful years at the helm of PIPA. Mr Kingsley remains on the PIPA board of directors.

Mr Koulizos was first elected to the PIPA board in 2015 and is a South Australian property academic at both TafeSA and the University of South Australia.

Affectionately known as the "Property Professor", Mr Koulizos brings more than 20 years of real estate and investment teaching to the chair position as well as personal experience as a successful investor and property developer.

26 Oct

More property investors using mortgage brokers

Media Release: Thursday 26th October 2017

In the face of tighter lending conditions, more property investors are choosing to use mortgage brokers to secure finance, the third annual Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey has found.

The national survey, which gathered insights from 742 property investors, found that 73 per cent of investors used the services of a mortgage broker to secure their most recent loan – up significantly from 65 per cent two years before.

And in the next 12 months, 83 per cent of investors intend to finance their next loan through a broker – up from 71 per cent last year.

27 Sep

Property investor confidence remains resilient despite pressures: PIPA national survey

Media Release: Wednesday 27th September 2017

Australian property investors remain bullish about the long-term benefits of residential real estate, shrugging off concerns about stricter lending conditions property price bubbles and oversupply, the third annual Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey has found.

The national survey, which gathered insights from 742 property investors, shows that more than 70% of respondents think now is a good time to invest in property, with 61% looking to purchase a property in the next six to 12 months (up from 58% last year).

However, concerns over changes to investor lending policies are looming large, with 43% of respondents reporting an adverse impact in their ability to secure finance, compared to 32% in 2016.

Rising rates on interest only loans were also a key concern, though the majority of investors (55%) with interest only loans said they would not struggle to meet new principal and interest repayments.


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