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3 Ways to Take Advantage of the Real Estate Market in 2020

Early in the year, 2020 was shaping up as another very strong one for property investors. On the back of a big end to 2019, where house prices in Sydney and Melbourne in particular, started to rebound strongly, there was a lot of positivity in the air. Then come mid-March, COVID hit and the ensuing lock-downs across the country ground real estate activity to a halt. As the saying goes, ‘crisis breeds opportunity’ and the current market is now offering up a range of possibilities for investors that weren’t present only months ago. Here are a few ways to take advantage of the current market conditions in 2020.

How to Invest in Distressed Property

The discount property investment strategy involves purchasing investment property below valuation, not below the vendor’s asking price. 

[Infographic] 6 Ways to Optimise your Property Portfolio

Optimising your property investment portfolio is a key goal for any property investor, looking to maximise the return on their investments.  You can achieve this in a number of different ways, depending on the types of property you own and your long term goals. Your goal should be to improve the performance of your portfolio, whether it is improved capital growth, manufactured equity or additional cash flow and income.

10 Year Suburb Long-Term Growth Trends

Being able to review the growth trends of a suburb over a long period of time can help you identify suburbs that will provide potential long-term growth. Past growth isn't an indicator of guaranteed future growth but it does provide an indication that there has been demand in the area.

Minutes of the Monetary Policy Meeting of the Reserve Bank Board

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Property Investment for Beginners

    Property has long been considered a popular path of wealth creation for Australians. Buying their own home is often the first significant investment most people make, and purchasing another property may well be the second, even before shares and other assets. This article gives you an introduction to property investment and some of the key points to consider before buying your first property.

Comparable Sales Research on Your Next Investment Property

Finding accurate and timely comparable sales data is a vital part of your research before purchasing an investment property.

Subdivision - What are 2 Lots on 1 Title?

Subdivisions are a great strategy to manufacture equity and provides property owners with a number of options - land banking, sell the land or build to sell and/or hold. Read more about 2 lots on 1 title lots and also download an exclusive free suburb report identifying suburbs with the highest percentage of listings for sale where they are 2 lots on 1 title

What are Subdivision Widow Blocks?

Widow blocks still currently exist and allow property owners to subdivide the lot in to smaller blocks. This is a great strategy to manufacture equity and provides property owners with a number of options - land banking, sell the land or build to sell and/or hold.

What is Percentage of Vendor Discounting

Understanding the level of vendor discounting in an area is important as it can help you determine the level of demand for property in the area.

Supply and Demand in Property Investment

Supply and demand is one of the most fundamental concepts of economics and the cornerstone of a market economy. There are several indicators of property investing supply and demand within a market that you can measure and track when it comes to property investment to help with your research.

Subdivision - What are the Pros and Cons?

Subdividing a property provides potential high returns to property owners but there are also higher risks to be aware of. This is a great strategy to manufacture large amounts of equity and can be implemented to an existing property in your portfolio as long as it meets all of council's requirements. This blog will cover the pros and cons of subdividing a property.

PIPA and CoreLogic Reveal Best Performing Suburbs Over the Past Decade

New CoreLogic research has identified the best performing locations for average annual capital growth in every city over the past decade. 

Average Days on Market

One of the areas of research to help property investors determine the demand for an area is the average days on market (DOM). This statistic will help you determine the level of demand for property in the area as it is a measure on how long it takes property to sell. Real Estate Investar provides data on this statistic to help property investors understand how quickly a property will sell.

Importance of Site Inspections for Property Development

A site inspection is a crucial step in determining whether a property development project will be successful as not all sites are suitable for development. Real Estate Investar provides access to zoning and overlays data allowing investors to quickly determine if a site is worth investigating further. Through its partnership with Archistar, investors can also add-on the Archistar platform to conduct further research on the site to assess its suitability.

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