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Big Data Predicts 2018’s Boom Suburbs

The future of property investment is all about big data. Jeremy Sheppard, Research Director at Empower Wealth, explains to Your Investment Property Magazine: “An investor who bought a $500,000 property in Brisbane in early 2012 would now be valuing that property at just over $560,000. If that investor had of bought a $500,000 property in Sydne...

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How to spot oversupplied and undersupplied markets?

You've heard us discussing the different cycles in a property market before and we've emphasised that it is crucial that you don't but in an area where it is oversupplied. But what do we mean by oversupplied and undersupplied markets and how do you what condition is the market in? This time on the February 2016 Issue of Your Investment Property ...

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The Great Population Growth Myth

We have previously discussed if future population growth has meaning for some property investment locations. Does this mean population growth has a direct impact on property values? Well, if you think so, you should probably give this article a read. In the May 2015 issue of YIP Magazine, our Research Director, Jeremy Sheppard writes about why p...

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RBA Rate Decision – April 2014

Today the RBA has left the cash rate on hold at 2.5%. So that's another month where interest rate are at historical low. Now, Glenn Stevens made a parliamentary comment earlier this month, basically saying that they see a period of stable cash rate position and monetary position. Now that's good news for the general economy because what it does ...

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RBA Rate decision – September 2013

Not even the biggest of mug punters would have bet on a further rate cut this month so close to Saturday’s federal election.  That’s right, as expected the RBA left the cash rate on hold.  Even though the RBA is independent of any sitting government, it is fair to say the upcoming election, in my view, is something the RBA must factor into th...

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Why Does Generalised Commentary Help No-one?

It’s fair to say that the introduction of the internet in the real estate space has seen a vast transformation in the amount of information we have available to help us better understand the values of property, but in reality the average consumer is still being short changed with the data that really matters. I recently read an article about a...

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2011 Valuer General Data Released For Victoria

Most commentators say that property investing should be a long term investment, and you have no debate on this point from me, but when commentators are asked what is short, medium and long term, that is when you start getting mix responses. My view has always been consistent and I’ll again share with you. Short term in property investing for me i...

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Feeling Brave?

Who was it that said “fortune favours the brave?” Or who was it that got credit for it in the modern age, as I’m sure throughout history this comment would have been reeled off several hundreds of times around the world as men went to war for the control of land, its people and its wealth. Fortunately, and pardon the pun, these days the sa...

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Smart Decisions Boil Down to Smart Numbers

Who knows what a correlation coefficient measurement is? Answer: A very sophisticated measure that determines the degree to which two random linear variables movements are associated. The correlation coefficient is calculated as: The calculation will result in a figure between -1 or +1.  A zero result indicates no linear relationship ...

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