2021 has started in strong fashion as most property markets across the country continue to see rising prices. According to the latest data from CoreLogic, house prices are up once again in February and it appears that the big banks are also predicting significant price gains over the next 12-24 months. Month to date, house prices in our major capital cities are 1.2% higher according to CoreLogic, taking the year to date gains to 1.4%. Out of Australia’s five largest cities, Perth has so far been the strongest this year, with gains of 2.4% followed by Brisbane at 1.5%.
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House prices across the nation have carried on where they left off last year, with values increasing in January.
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When the time comes to sell your property, whether an investment or the family home, there are a number of small things you can do to achieve the very best result you can. The most important thing to consider when you are trying to sell you home is that if you want to get a price above what the market might consider its fair value, then you need to get multiple buyers competing. So what can you do to ensure your property appeals to as many people as you can?
The difference between good and bad debt is important to understand and recognise. Owning your own home, cars, dining out, and generally enjoying life, all costs money and may create debt. While debt is an essential part of everyday life, it can also wear out its welcome, and wear down your desire to dream for a better tomorrow. One of the reasons why so many Australians are restricted in their ability to achieve their financial goals is because they are simply ‘drowning’ in debt.
Despite experts suggesting house prices were going to see a sharp contraction in 2020, the latest data indicates the opposite has occurred. According to CoreLogic, house prices increased in value across the country in 2020, finishing the year 3.0% higher across the nation.
As demand for land increases due to population growth or residents wanting to live closer to the center of the city, subdivision has increased in popularity. Subdivision divides an existing area of land into two or more segments. This allows for separate properties to be built on these new segments.
Whether you are an aspiring property investor considering taking the plunge or a full time investor wanting to brush up your knowledge, this article gives you seven key property investing market fundamentals to consider.
Despite a challenging 2020, and the volatile property market that’s come with it, property values are finally creeping upwards, increasing across much of Australia. This marks great news for those planning to turn their home into an investment property, but organic increases in value are only one half of the story. It may be possible to increase the value of your home beyond the base market rate by making a few smart investments that not only boost property values but also reduce average days on the market. Here are five changes that could generate a significant return on investment:
This article identifies the ownership options available for investors when considering the journey of real estate investment. As each investor has different financial and personal circumstances some options will be more suited to you than others.
Many people will have set property investing goals for the new year and unfortunately, many will fail to achieve them. Others may not set any goals at all, because it is very easy to just live in the present without a set plan to move forward, which is an easy habit to fall into. Whether you’re a new or existing property investor, it can be incredibly beneficial to set property investing goals to guide your investing for the year to come. These tips can help you set your 2021 property investing goals and ensure you don't lose sight of them and are able to take the necessary steps to see them achieved.
It's tempting to throw out the property investment 'to-do' list when December comes around, with the best of intentions, to give it another go next year. If you ticked off your goals this year and grew your portfolio successfully, congratulations, it's time to put your feet up! However, if you didn't quite manage to do everything you wanted to do with your property in 2020, then maybe it's time to take some action while everyone else is winding down? Why not throw a little investment preparation in amongst the festivities this holiday season? You'll have the time, and it may just give you an excuse to escape the house guests for a little 'me' time!
Despite the negative headlines early in the year, house prices across the country have continued to rise with experts signalling there could be more gains ahead in 2021.
Purchasing a good development can help you gain a positively geared property for your portfolio. Here are some factors you should consider in your research and due diligence.