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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.
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.
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.