Media Releases

26 Mar

Property investors hungry for more: survey

Media Release: Wednesday 26th March 2014

Key Points:

  • New survey reveals majority of property investors looking to buy in 2014
  • Low interest rate environment, capital growth prospects and property’s stability revealed as key drivers of investor interest
  • Brisbane tipped by investors as the state capital with the best investment prospects

A national survey of property investors has revealed high levels of confidence in the property market, underpinning expectations that strong investor activity will continue well throughout 2014.

The inaugural Smart Property Investment / PIPA Property Investor Sentiment Survey indicates that a striking majority of investors (84.4 per cent) believe now is a good time to invest in property, with 70.8 per cent of investors looking to make a purchase within the next 6-12 months.

18 Nov

New website to help property and finance professionals connect with property investor clients

Media Release: Monday 18 November 2013

Key points:

  • PIPA's new website to help professionals engage with property investors
  • Site features search-by-postcode database of professionals involved in the property investment process, including mortgage brokers, financial planners and accountants

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has unveiled a new opportunity for property and finance professionals to connect with property investor clients via its new website.

30 Oct

PIPA intensifies fight against property spruikers

Media Release: Wednesday 30 October 2013

Key points

  • The peak association for property investment launches new advertising campaign, new website
  • An improved disclosure policy announced to further protect investors from property spruikers
  • PIPA offers investors confidence in unregulated market place

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has continued its push for a more professional property investment industry with a string of new measures and initiatives, all aimed to better protect Australian property investors from unscrupulous operators.

27 May

Be cautious but don't be left behind: PIPA

Media Release: Monday 27 May 2013

Key points

  • Property market ripe with opportunity - May rate cut adds to appeal
  • Due diligence more important than ever as property spruikers eye opportunity too

The residential property market is boasting some of the best investment opportunities seen in years and investors who fail to take advantage of these market conditions could regret it, says the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA).

30 Apr

Property investment growth spells lucrative opportunities for financial services professionals

Media Release: Tuesday 30 April 2013

Key points

  • Growth in property investment activity to usher in new business opportunities for accounting professionals, financial planners, mortgage brokers and buyer's agents
  • PIPA's QPIA course offers professionals further opportunity to benefit from burgeoning investment market

Signs of a renaissance in the Australian property investment market are pointing to strong opportunities for financial services professionals including accountants, mortgage brokers, financial planners and buyer's agents, according to the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA).

18 Apr

PIPA welcomes ASIC's focus on property spruikers

Media Release: Thursday 18 April 2013

Key points

  • PIPA welcomes ASIC investigation into SMSF advice, applauds heightened focus on property spruikers
  • PIPA still concerned about provision of advice with regards to property investment within SMSFs

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has welcomed the release today of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's (ASIC) first SMSF Taskforce findings.

14 Mar

SMSF confusion highlights urgent need for property investment regulation: PIPA

Media Release: Thursday 14 March 2013

Key points

  • Confusion reigns over financial services professionals' roles in SMSF processes
  • Professionals uncertain over who can recommend a property for a SMSF
  • QPIA's best positioned to provide property investment advice

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has voiced its growing concern around the lack of regulation surrounding property investment in Australia.

21 Feb

Realise the value of good property investment advice: PIPA

Media Release: Thursday 21 February 2013

Australian home buyers and investors are being urged to realise the value of good advice as concerns mount for Australians who are investing in property without any assistance from a qualified professional.

According to Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) chair Ben Kingsley, stories of investors getting their fingers burned by bad investment decisions are commonplace.

21 Jan

PIPA intensifies push for qualified property investment advice

Media Release: Monday 21 January 2013

Key points

  • Collective industry response required to raise the standards of property investment advice
  • 80,000 strong industry but less than one percent formally qualified

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has announced an ambitious strategy to raise the professional standard of property investment advice.

14 Nov

SMSF 'spruikers' highlight urgent need for regulation of property investment advice

Media Release: Wednesday 14 November 2012

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) is calling on ASIC and the Federal Government to take action and regulate property investment advice following a raft of news reports highlighting questionable property spruiking practices.

Reports that investors are losing millions of dollars after being cheated by property marketeers selling dubious properties under the guise of 'independent financial advice' have dominated headlines in recent weeks.


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