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September 2016 – Property Investment Newsletter

How do you pick which apartment to invest in?

If you are going for inspecting an apartment this weekend, what criteria are you looking for? How do you decide if it is an investment grade asset? Bryce Holdaway shares some of his tips on picking an apartment to invest in. Read more

Should You Invest In Property Overseas?

A few people have asked us before if investing in overseas property is a good idea in terms of lifestyle choices, as well as a portfolio diversification strategy. Ben Kingsley explains the considerations you need to think about before going ahead with this plan. Read more


Property Investor Sentiment Survey 2016

The PIPA Investor Sentiment Survey 2016 results are out and 70% of respondents said they think now is a good time to invest in property! Thanks to all of you who has completed the survey. You can now download the findings report here. Download report here


YIP Magazine - New vs old investment property - JSWe’ve talked numerous times before on old or new properties and which one make for a better investment property but what if you are looking to renovate? First of all, how are they defined? Does a newly refurbished established properties considered old? Is it worth renovating an established property?

Jeremy Sheppard uncovers this in the May 2016 Issue of Your Investment Property Magazine. In this article, he wrote about the risk and rewards of renovating new vs old properties, the possibilities of a market change in between construction, what kind of repairs and maintenance you need to consider and more. Here’s a snippet of the article:

Supply is the enemy of capital growth. Supply comes from new developments. So effectively when you buy off the plan properties, you’re buying into a project that hurts capital growth potential for the suburb. When a project completes, there is a sudden glut in supply which dampens the growth rate. Time needs to pass for that extra supply to be absorbed before growth rates will return to normal – that’s assuming demand is constant.

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