Media Releases

04 Oct

Media Release: 4 October 2018

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) and (REA) have joined forces to provide insights and opportunities towards professional property investment advice.

PIPA Chairman Peter Koulizos said the REA sponsorship signalled a new era for the association, which now represented thousands of property investment professionals across the country.

"The sponsorship helps to ensure that PIPA continues to go from strength to strength as well as provides significant benefits to our growing membership through access to the country's top real estate analytics," he said.

24 Sep

Media Release: 24 September 2018

Australian property investors are shrugging off finance issues, concerns about taxation policy changes, and the market slowdown in Sydney and Melbourne with a growing majority believing this year is a better time to invest than last, the 2018 Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey has found.

The national survey, which gathered insights from 820 property investors, shows that more than 77% of respondents think now is a good time to invest in property, with 52% looking to purchase a property in the next six to 12 months.

However, more investors than last year (48% in 2018 versus 43% in 2017) say that changes to investor lending policies have impacted their ability to secure finance for an investment property.

Potential changes to negative gearing and Capital Gains Tax policies are also a growing concern, the survey found, with 45% of respondents indicating they would reconsider their future investment plans as a result of proposed changes.

"The financial services crackdown on investors is having an impact on sentiment," PIPA Chairman Peter Koulizos said.

11 Sep

Media Release: 11 September 2018

New research has found that property prices halved in many mining regions over the past decade.

Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) chairman Peter Koulizos is currently reviewing research he undertook for a book that was published in 2008.

As part of the new research, however, Mr Koulizos used CoreLogic data to calculate the best and worst performing areas over the past 10 years and found a clear front-runner for bottom of the pile – mining locations.

27 Aug

Media Release: 27 August 2018

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) looks forward to working with the new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, to regulate the provision of property investment advice.

PIPA has previously raised the issue – as well as the importance of property investment – with Mr Morrison during his tenure as the Federal Treasurer.

In fact, Mr Morrison provided commentary about the economic and societal significance of property ownership last year.

PIPA chairman Peter Koulizos said that the property investment profession as a whole hoped that a period of political stability would provide the opportunity to discuss the matter in more detail.

20 Aug

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

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

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

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

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

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.