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September Brisbane Market Upate

September Brisbane Market Upate

September is the first month of Spring, and housing markets around Australia have made further progress towards a recovery. In Brisbane, it is still slow and steady, but the trend in dwelling values is still upward. The Corelogic hedonic home value index at the end of...

What you need to know before you decide to rentvest

What you need to know before you decide to rentvest

Can't afford to buy in the area where you live? There is a way to enjoy the lifestyle of your favourite suburb and still get a foothold in the property market. Rentvesting - owning an investment property while renting where you live - is gaining traction. Research...

Access to credit drags construction industry

Access to credit drags construction industry

Australia's construction industry marked its 13th consecutive month of decline in September, dragged by the slump in apartment and engineering works, according to the latest Australian Performance of Construction Index (PCI) report. The PCI, based on a survey of...

Buyers more bullish about current market

Buyers more bullish about current market

New research has found buyers have become increasingly bullish about the current market, with the majority of investors having formed some kind of strategy to act now. According to the 2019 PIPA Property Investor Sentiment Survey, Australians are increasingly keen to...

Non-major lenders gain traction amongst investors

Non-major lenders gain traction amongst investors

The restricted access to investment lending has pushed many investors in Australia to consider other options, according to a new study by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia. Around three in five property investors are now likely to consider a non-major...

Property investors flock to Sydney once again

Property investors flock to Sydney once again

Property investors are increasingly setting their sights back on Sydney as property prices fall, making the city more palatable to home buyers. According to a new survey by Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), the appeal of the Harbour City has...

Property policies swayed investor voters in the election

Property policies swayed investor voters in the election

As many as 75% of property investors said that property policies in the Federal Election influenced how they voted, new research has found. The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Investor Sentiment Survey surveyed 1,200 property investors, and found...

Should I buy a first home or an investment property?

Should I buy a first home or an investment property?

There will be a million arguments as to why you should rentvest and then another million as to whether you should by a home – but the real danger is doing nothing. Some decades back the Great Australian Dream had aspirational young Aussies following a familiar path...

What type of investor are you?

What type of investor are you?

Find out if you are an observer, speculator, collector, or investor. It's nice to believe we're unique but, in truth, human patterns of behaviour are predictable. This isn't always a bad thing - particularly for professional advisors like me who've operated in a...

In it for the long term

In it for the long term

When it comes to investing in property, trying to time a purchase to maximise a potential future profit over the shorter term is incredibly difficult. This applies equally to investing in a property that you will call your home or one you intend to rent out. When...

Time the market right

Time the market right

NEW research from the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has found that investors who try to time the market could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars. The analysis looked at every capital city market over the past 15 years to determine whether...

Why timing the market could be costly for investors

Why timing the market could be costly for investors

One common piece of advice property investors get when starting is to time the market to achieve the best capital growth. However, a study by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) found that doing so could actually cost investors thousands of...

Why trying to time the market can cost you dearly

Why trying to time the market can cost you dearly

Media Release: 9 September 2019 New research from the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has found that investors who try to time the market could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars. The analysis looked at every capital city market over the past...

Opinions or advice? Be careful which you are getting

Opinions or advice? Be careful which you are getting

One of the great 21st century traps is that within the palm of our hand we hold a mobile device connected to the largest database of information in the history of the planet - and it's creating a false sense of security for its users. We love taking the spark of an...

Love where you rent

Love where you rent

Rentvesting can give you the best of both worlds. Just make sure you do your research and run the numbers. Can't afford to buy in the area where you live? There is a way to enjoy the lifestyle of your favourite suburb and still get a foot hold in the property market....

Spot the signs before you get stung

Spot the signs before you get stung

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia is warning consumers about the risks of property investment spruikers as interest rates hit record lows. PIPA Chairman Peter Koulizos said that a confluence of factors was likely to reignite spruiker activity in...

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