PIPA In the News

Tue
21 Aug
2018

Study shows how city markets share the property love

A comprehensive 30-year study has proven that Australians love their property and they love to share it with every city.

Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) led the study to identify which cities were the hottest performers across the market cycles.

Chairman Peter Koulizos said that the research showed that no capital city market is the nation's top performer indefinitely.

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

Mon
20 Aug
2018

No capital city immune to housing market cycles

All of Australia's capital cities have been sensitive to housing market cycles over the past three decades, with price growth dominance shared across the country, according to new research.

According to a 30-year retrospective study by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), housing market growth was shared between capital cities, with no capital reporting consistent growth over the past three decades.

For example, the research found that between 1988 and 1992, Brisbane was the strongest-performing capital city with price growth of 99 per cent, while between 1993 and 1997, it was the second weakest-performing capital with value growth of 3.8 per cent.

Similarly, over the five years between 1993 and 1997, Darwin's housing market experienced the sharpest price growth, with value increases of 56.5 per cent, but it performed weakest in the following five years (1998–2002) with price growth of 5.1 per cent.

Mon
20 Aug
2018

How does Australia's best performing capital city move?

If you want to see how property could move in the future, it's important to see how it moved in the past. New research takes a look at which capital city has been the best performing over the last 30 years and the reason behind their success.

Conducted by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia, the research revealed that no one capital city remained the top performer over that 30-year period, said its chairman Peter Koulizos.

"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.

Going as far back to the period of 1988 to 1992, Brisbane was the top performing capital city, with house prices nearly doubling at 99 per cent.

Mon
20 Aug
2018

Property under a Dutton-led government: What could it mean for investors?

With the possibility of a government headed by the current Minister for Home Affairs, Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton, it's worth taking a moment to think about what a change in government leadership could mean for property markets and property investors around Australia.

Plenty of discussion in the mainstream media has shown that there is a possibility of a change of leadership in the current government. Mr Dutton is being viewed as the most likely candidate to replace Malcolm Turnbull, resulting in a general state of confusion as what a government led by Mr Dutton could mean for the country.

One aspect of this confusion is what it could mean for property investors. To clear this up, Smart Property Investment has asked experts, including Mr Dutton's office, to try and clear up any potential confusion for property investors.

Wed
15 Aug
2018

Letting go is part and parcel of business

This broker is learning how to empower his team to grow the business without constantly relying on him to drive it

Before joining the mortgage industry, MoneyQuest Wollongong owner Paul Wright earned a living as an employee of CBA and the Bank of Queensland. His career took a turn when he was working as a BDM in BOQ's broker market and someone suggested he would make a good broker. That comment prompted some thinking, which later kickstarted a new chapter for Wright.

In 2002, just as the broking industry was evolving, Wright took a leap of faith and finally became a mortgage broker. He had the full support of his wife, Julie.

"The decision was definitely the right one," he tells MPA.

Thu
09 Aug
2018

Follow DINKs to find next hot spot

Find a suburb that has a higher than average number of couples without children, with the female in a professional role, and long-term residents, and you may be onto a winner.

New research released by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) looked for similar signs that could help homebuyers and investors pick the next suburbs to gentrify.

"If you had this knowledge a few decades ago, you would have bought in suburbs such as Balmain and Paddington in Sydney before they become hightly sought-after and expensive," PIPA chairman Peter Koulizos said.

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

Mon
06 Aug
2018

Why I still buy in Sydney

The old adage "misery loves company" seems top of mind for anyone commenting on the Sydney property market at present.

Everyone looks to be climbing onto the same train – claiming the local market has "had its day" and that the smart money is heading out of town. And hasn't it all turned on a dime? It feels like not too far back (just 12 months ago) Sydney real estate could do no wrong and the good times were going to last forever.

I realise dramatic headlines get clicks, but I think observers need to cool their heels and take a practical look at why there are still opportunities for skilled property buyers in Sydney right now – in one sector in particular.

Here are the reasons why I'm still buying harbour city property.

Wed
01 Aug
2018

West best to invest

INVESTORS chasing capital growth should cast their eye to Adelaide's inner-west with Thebarton, West Croydon and Hindmarsh tipped for substantial growth in the years ahead.

The growing city-fringe suburbs have been named Adelaide's top three areas to gentrify, according to new research released by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia.

PIPA chairman Peter Koulizos said gentrification was a worldwide phenomenon and almost always centred on suburbs close to the CBD or the sea.

It was also driven by demand, a strong selection of character homes, affordability and younger, childless couples willing to invest in an area.

"Based on that methodology, we've identified Thebarton, West Croydon and Hindmarsh as the next Adelaide suburbs to gentrify," Mr Koulizos said.

Tue
31 Jul
2018

Adelaide's inner-west set for gentrification

INVESTORS chasing capital growth should cast their eye to Adelaide's inner-west with Thebarton, West Croydon and Hindmarsh tipped for substantial growth in the years ahead.

The growing city-fringe suburbs have been named Adelaide's top three areas to gentrify, according to new research released by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia.

PIPA chairman Peter Koulizos said gentrification was a worldwide phenomenon and almost always centred on suburbs close to the CBD or the sea.

It was also driven by demand, a strong selection of character homes, affordability and younger, childless couples willing to invest in an area.

"Based on that methodology, we've identified Thebarton, West Croydon and Hindmarsh as the next Adelaide suburbs to gentrify," Mr Koulizos said.

Tue
31 Jul
2018

City fringe homes are hot property

St Peters and Tempe the next suburbs to watch

The gentrification of the inner west is continuing to spread with two suburbs tipped to be the next to undergo a transformation that is expected to impact property prices.

Research released by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) hightlighted Tempe and St Peters, along with the southern suburb of Arncliffe, as the next to experience a change.

PIPA chairman Peter Koulizos said there were certain factors that came into the selection of the next up-and-coming suburbs of Sydney.

"We started off with the foundation of gentrification which is that the suburbs need to be close to the city or the sea and need to have historic buildings," Mr Koulizos said.

He said in areas like Tempe and St Peters many industrial buildings were being transformed into residential housing.

 

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