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2018

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Fri
16 Mar
2018

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.

Fri
16 Feb
2018

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.

Thu
30 Nov
2017

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.

Thu
26 Oct
2017

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.

Wed
27 Sep
2017

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.

Wed
10 May
2017

PIPA welcomes housing affordability package in Federal Budget

Media Release: Wednesday 10 May 2017

 

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) welcomes the federal government's well-considered measures to addressing housing supply and demand side issues as revealed in the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

As the peak body for the property investment industry, PIPA has long campaigned for greater education around property investment as well as regulation of property investment advice and remains dedicated to supporting a healthy, sustainable property investment industry.

PIPA chair Ben Kingsley said the association welcomed the federal government's decision to continue the sensible approach to negative gearing and retain
capital gains tax discounts for Australians.

Tue
02 May
2017

Critical time for housing measures: PIPA

Media Release: Tuesday 2 May 2017

 

With the 2017 Federal Budget looming, the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) is urging the government to take a sensible approach to housing affordability policy.

As the peak body for the property investment industry, PIPA has long campaigned for greater education around property investment as well as regulation of property investment advice and remains dedicated to supporting a healthy, sustainable property investment industry.

PIPA chair Ben Kingsley held discussions on housing affordability with government representatives in April. He said the association welcomed the federal government's decision to rule out changes to negative gearing and hoped this was reflective of a well-considered approach to addressing affordability issues both on the buying and renting sides.

Wed
22 Feb
2017

Property professionals bullish on year ahead despite market uncertainties: survey

Media Release: Wednesday 22 February 2017

Key points:

  • Investor lending squeeze is the biggest concern
  • Brisbane is a preferred investment destination

22 February 2017: Despite market uncertainties such as the tightening lending of policies, taxation changes and potential interest rate increases, property professionals are optimistic about the 2017 market outlook and overall business conditions, a new survey has found.

According to the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Member Survey*, more than half (54%) of property professionals are "very optimistic" about business conditions for 2017, while another 43% are "optimistic".

The survey gathered insights from a range of professionals who form the peak association for property investment, including Qualified Property Investment Advisers (QPIAs), buyers' agents and mortgage brokers.

Thu
20 Oct
2016

More practitioners seek property investment advice qualification: PIPA

Media Release: Thursday 20th October 2016

 

With the provisions of property investment advice continuing to go unregulated by the Federal Government, the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), is experiencing strong demand for its property investment advice course as practitioners from a range of backgrounds seek to incorporate qualified property investment advice into their service offering.

Over the year to September, the number of students enrolled in PIPA’s QPIA (Qualified Property Investment Adviser) course increased by 36 per cent, with 233 students currently enrolled in the specialist qualification.

PIPA Chair Ben Kingsley said it was encouraging to see professionals opting to proactively increase the professionalism of the property investment industry.

"Although property investment advice still remains unregulated, we are committed to driving higher standards to protect consumers and ensure they benefit from the wealth creation benefits that well-selected, strategic property investment can bring.

 

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