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Why is property investing so hard?

Hi Ben Kingsley here, today on our How to Session, I'm going to talk about why is property investing so hard. Now I'm here on the whiteboard but today we are using some cards. We are going to basically look at the whole complexity surrounding property. You've heard us talk before if you've watched some of our other videos about owner occupier appea...

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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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Which is the best state to invest in?

As a property investment analyst and qualified property investment advisor, I'm often asked which is the best state to buy property in. But that's not necessarily the best question. There are over 9.4 million dwellings across Australia and those numbers increase around 130- 160,000 new dwellings every year. So on average, every week there's over tw...

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Population Growth = Value Growth? – NOT ALWAYS

At our final Property Wealth Forum event for 2011, my team and I busted a dozen myths about what drives property values. One of the biggest myths we busted centred around the view that if you get population growth you will naturally get growth in property prices.  Not entirely true - let me explain. Population is seen as a demand driver of value,...

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What is the outlook for Melbourne?

On occasion I get asked if it’s time to start considering our interstate capitals now that Melbourne has had a recent and fabulous run. Naturally many investors are keen to identify the next booming city to perform for their portfolio. Before they take our beloved city off the shopping list, I bring their attention to a few compelling reasons why...

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Investors – Start your engines…

There is always a positive to any negative.  Talk of a housing market bubble, higher interest rates, softening demand for property, worsening affordability and value decreases are all playing on the psychology of those looking to get into the property market. It is fair to report that in most markets across the capitals that we are certainly in...

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Don’t Sell the Golden Egg Layer

Real estate agents across the land are complaining they don’t have enough stock to meet buyer demand at the moment. This limited supply is having a positive effect on property values growing quicker than usual. Agents are out there saying they have 10 buyers for every listing they get, especially in the established suburbs. So agents are going...

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Pressure on Housing—Long term

Last week the government released their third Inter generational Report forecast. It is forecasting the population to grow from current levels of 22 million people to 35.9 million by 2050.  An increase of 13.9 million people with the level of older Australians increasing as wills the average age they will be living too.  This means a double wh...

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Buy now or wait ‘til Post First Home Owners go?

The evidence is in, property prices are on the rise, as I predicted at the start of the year. Demand, due to low interest rates, improved affordability and the First Home Owners (FHO) Scheme’s has lead to a recovery in the price of residential property. Yet the big question is will they been sustainable or will demand drop off post FHO’s? Well ...

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