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    Property Investors Get Ready!

    - by Simon Pressley

    GET READY PROPERTY INVESTORS PROPERTYOLOGY has just given the ‘green light’ to a new city for our investors. A diverse economic mix: TICK Very well placed to benefit from the Asian Century: TICK A different mix of industries to compliment our existing client’s property portfolios: TICK Limited housing supply: TICK…

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    Melbourne & Sydney Property Markets – Joker In The Pack

    - by Simon Pressley

    Structural changes resulting from the revolution known as the ‘Asian Century’ has directly resulted in unprecedented volumes of properties being purchased in Australia by Asian investors. With Sydney and Melbourne having Australia’s biggest profiles internationally, they have been the centre of attention for the construction industry’s marketing teams. In a…

  • Capital City Snap-Shot

    Adelaide

    - by Simon Pressley

    Adelaide is officially Australia’s most liveable city and home to 76% of South Australians. Key industries are defence force manufacturing, motor vehicle manufacturing (which is on life support), and agriculture (not a major employer). Development projects in Adelaide’s inner-city include a new hospital, redevelopment of the Adelaide Oval, and entertainment…

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    Brisbane

    - by Simon Pressley

    Much media attention has been centred on Brisbane as the next property hotspot. With an inability to distinguish ‘reading’ from ‘research’, more and more property investors follow like sheep thinking all roads point to Brisbane, Logan, or Deception Bay. For the record, Propertyology does believe that parts of Brisbane offer…

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    Canberra

    - by Simon Pressley

    The Nation’s capital has a very high reliance on government employees (politicians, military training bases, federal police academy). The incoming federal government has flagged the possibility of up to 12,000 job cuts and it stands to reason that a significant portion of these will be in Canberra. On the supply…

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    Darwin

    - by Simon Pressley

    Darwin has been Australia’s best performing capital city over the five years with an average change in median values of 7.24%. Demand for additional accommodation has come from major projects such as the Icthys LNG plant, a marine supply base, and correctional facility. To address its very expensive housing the…

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    Hobart

    - by Simon Pressley

    Hobart’s recent economy is summed up by its incredibly high unemployment rate and some of its youth are therefore heading to the mainland. Most commentators have been very critical of Hobart’s property market. There are opportunities for economic growth through tourism, agriculture, and science and housing is very affordable. We…

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    Melbourne

    - by Simon Pressley

    Melbourne has defied the critics with better than expected post-GFC property price growth. The city boasts a wonderful cultural lifestyle, Australia’s best town transport network, and year-round tourism. But, is that enough to justify plonking money in to a market where the cost of accommodation is already significantly higher than…

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    Perth

    - by Simon Pressley

    Over the last couple of years Perth’s property market mirrored the State’s iron ore activity. Growth in wages, employment, and record population created more demand for housing than could be supplied. As mining projects wind down skilled labour has become more readily available for WA’s construction industry. Combine this with…

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    Sydney

    - by Simon Pressley

    The performance of Sydney’s property market over the past 12-18 months is as concerning as it is spectacular. Double-digit price growth totally defies Sydney’s property market fundamentals. While I’ll stop short of predicting that a downturn is on the horizon, the drivers of Sydney’s market are as fragile as a…

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    Sydney’s House-Of-Cards Property Market

    - by Simon Pressley

    The performance of Sydney’s property market over the past 12-18 months is as concerning as it is spectacular. Double-digit price growth totally defies Sydney’s property market fundamentals. While I’ll stop short of predicting that a downturn is on the horizon, the drivers of Sydney’s market are as fragile as a…

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    2014 Market Outlook

    - by Simon Pressley

    I am as bullish about the outlook for property markets in Australia now as I have been at any time over the last five years. Affordability, pent up demand from Australians sitting with their hands in their pockets for so long, and renewed focus on infrastructure investment will be the…

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    Australian First Home Buyers

    - by Simon Pressley

    Remember when GST was first introduced in this country, back in 2000? It was acknowledged that the extra 10% levy on goods and services would make the cost of building a new home more expensive and thereby make it harder for first home buyers to get in to the market.…

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    AFFORDABILITY : DEMAND : PRICE GROWTH

    - by Simon Pressley

    The more affordable an asset is the more demand because the asset is accessible by more people. The more demand there is for an asset the more potential for growth. It’s worth keeping all of this in mind if the current hype associated with Sydney property markets is tempting you.…

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    Understanding ‘Asian Century’ key to success

    - by Simon Pressley

    From The Advisor http://www.theadviser.com.au/breaking-news/29452-understanding-asian-century-key-to-success 28 November 2013 Vivienne Kelly In 2014, making money through property in Australia will rely significantly on investors’ understanding Asia’s changing demographics and economy, according to a leading buyer’s advocate. Speaking at a recent roundtable hosted by The Adviser’s sister publication Smart Property Investment, Propertyology’s Simon…

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    Is Greater Western Sydney the Gold Mine it’s Spruiked to be?

    - by Simon Pressley

    Gold is rare because it’s not found everywhere. And yet, if you listen to some in the property investment industry (often those whose income depends on a particular ‘scheme’), you’d swear there was a glittering new gold mine discovered every other day. There are some who have been giving Greater…

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    Positively Geared, Negatively Researched…

    - by Simon Pressley

    Don’t get bitten by positively geared property. ‘Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing’, like most old adages, applies just as much to real estate as it does to real life. If you don’t look past the fluff and get to the facts, you could get bitten. There are plenty of…

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