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  • Feature

    Manufacturing Industry Is Melbourne’s Iron Ore

    - by Simon Pressley

    Greater-Melbourne has a strong, blue-collar, manufacturing sector which employs 197,705 people; this is 21.9% of Australia’s entire manufacturing sector. A further 84,600 Melbourne jobs are in Transport and Warehousing, and one would argue that these are heavily reliant on manufacturing.

    Manufacturing is to Melbourne what coal is to Brisbane and iron ore is to Perth.

    After decades of government-funded life support, in May 2013 Ford was the first to announce its factory closure from October 2016. Within less than twelve months, Holden and Toyota had also announced closures of their factories in 2017.

  • Feature

    Over-Supply Well Beyond Melbourne’s CBD

    - by Simon Pressley

    For the ten (10) year period to the end of 2011, there were 35,226 new dwellings approved in Greater-Melbourne each year. The average annual building approvals over the last four (4) years is 12,000 dwellings higher, even though Melbourne’s population growth has been much the same.

  • Feature

    Australia’s Property Stock

    - by Simon Pressley

    According to official ATO records, 30% of all Australian residential dwellings receive rental income. The other 70% of dwellings are occupied by the owner (whether mortgaged or debt free).

    For as far back as history books can take us, Australian governments have not had the capacity to fund properties that make up the rental pool for what has become the fastest growing population in the developed world. Governments are flat out trying fund essential infrastructure such as roads, hospitals, ports, and public transport.

  • Media Reports

    One Month Is A Long Time In The Property World

    - by Simon Pressley

    Dear Investors, A lot has happened in the property world during the four (4) weeks since our last newsletter. At a federal government level, both sides of parliament have eluded to some changes with negative gearing (NG). We are conscious that many Australians would like to know Propertyology’s opinion on…

  • Media Reports

    Australia’s Job Market

    - by Simon Pressley

      Yesterday’s ABS employment figures suggested an easing of jobs however, it’s indicative of what generally happens in Dec / Jan. All things considered, national jobs growth has consistently been solid for some time now. Positive employment trends, historically low interest rates, readily available credit, the highest rates of population…

  • Feature

    Negative Gearing – A Sustainable Future

    - by Simon Pressley

    These are official numbers. If you are currently sitting in the 72.8% category, well done for starting your journey.
    If you are currently sitting in the 0.9% category,

  • Feature

    The Best Decisions Start With Reviewing 100% Of Your Choices

    - by Simon Pressley

    There can be very few more important financial decisions than picking the right property to invest in.

    Decision making is a refined skill. Really good decision making starts by first exploring what ALL of your options are. Often, it won’t be obvious to people what all those options are – one can’t know what they don’t know – so seeking the advice of a genuine specialist will expose us to more options.

  • Feature

    “Population Growth Doesn’t Have The Influence That You Think”.

    - by Simon Pressley

    Locations where population is growing the most have the best potential for capital growth, right? Whilst logic suggests this to be the case, historical evidence suggests otherwise. The graphs and general information below contain a wide range of information regarding Australia’s population trends. Propertyology agrees that population is an important consideration for selecting locations however, our formal studies have taught us that population is far from being the most important consideration

  • Articles

    Keep Granny, Ditch the Flat.

    - by Simon Pressley

    If there’s one thing which this country doesn’t have a shortage of it is property schemes and ‘gurus’ who promote these schemes to the vulnerable property investor. The defence housing scheme and National Rental Affordable Scheme (NRAS) now has competition from another scheme. This scheme is sweeping places such as…

  • Feature

    Small Fish Are Often The Sweetest

    - by Simon Pressley

    Australia is a country with a very sizeable land mass and it’s usually only the big profile cities which get mentioned in property market commentary within the media. Even the small percentage of sophisticated property investors who take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that select regional locations have to offer tend to stick to bigger townships which act as service centres.

  • Feature

    PROJECT 550:

    - by Simon Pressley

    PROJECT 550:  Propertyology releases significant research report.   Listen to the interview with Kevin Turner on 4BC 

  • Feature

    I’d Be Happy To Live Here

    - by Simon Pressley

    “I’D BE HAPPY TO LIVE HERE” As advisors and educators, the PROPERTYOLOGY team regularly remind our clients that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.  What is important to one person is always going to be different to another.  For many clients, that means remembering that the colour of…

  • Feature

    Bubble? Let’s Look At Some Context

    - by Simon Pressley

    After doing very little from 2003 to 2008, the Sydney property market is now in its third consecutive year of good growth.
    Some commentators are talking about Sydney being in a ‘bubble’.

  • Feature

    Avoid Making These Basic Mistakes

    - by Simon Pressley

    The more that one knows about a topic the better their ability is to make astute decisions. When it comes to investing in property, there are several very common mistakes that people make. In this video we share the top 3 mistakes investors make when searching for their next location

  • Feature

    One Property, Two Incomes

    - by Simon Pressley

    On face value, it sounds like a very astute strategy – buy one investment property which has two dwellings on it and collect twice the rent. There’s more to investing in properties like this than most people consider. Propertyology managing director, Simon Pressley, explains why he wouldn’t invest in a…

  • Feature

    Great Investment With Cream On Top

    - by Simon Pressley

    When it comes to investing in property, there are lots of things to consider. As far as PROPERTYOLOGY is concerned, potential for capital growth over the medium term should be number one on the list! Every single week, PROPERTYOLOGY spends hours upon hours researching the property economics of locations all…

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