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Why compromise is vital for property buyers

Why compromise is vital for property buyers It’s a truth universally acknowledged that compromise is part and parcel of the human experience. Whether it’s discussing who is going to do the dishes after dinner or recognising that your budget won’t allow you to buy a Ferrari, but you can afford to purchase a snazzy little Fiat – we all have to make compromises in our lives. Personally I’d go for neither, but that’s me 😉 And this is especially true for property buyers, whether you are purchasing your first home or your third investment property. This is because you can […]

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Supply and demand

Supply and demand and its impact on property prices

The principle of supply and demand is a cornerstone of economic theory, dictating the behaviour of markets, including real estate. In essence, this principle theorises that the price of a good, including property, is determined by the balance between its availability (supply) and the desire of consumers to purchase it (demand). How supply and demand affect property prices Here are some different supply and demand ratios and their effects of property prices. High Demand, Low Supply: When there are more buyers than available properties, prices increase. This scenario often occurs in urban areas with limited space for new developments. Low

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UP, UP, UP

Up, up, up go Australia’s property prices…and its population

In this video we take you from one end to Australia to the other, as we discuss the current shortage of properties, record high population growth and rising property prices. Jam-packed full of data, Kate will explain where the increases in property prices and shortage of property stock are being felt the most. It’s a must-watch video for anyone interested in, or already invested in, the Australian property market. If you’ve enjoyed this video then you might like to subscribe to our YouTube channel, or browse through our latest videos. If you’d like entirely independent and unbiased advice that’s right for your

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Where are all the properties?

Where are all the properties?

Where are all the properties? Right now, Australia is facing a significant challenge – a notable decline in property stock levels. According to recent data, the number of homes available for purchase or rent has drastically decreased, intensifying the housing crisis. Treasury officials emphasise that this shortage makes it increasingly difficult for individuals to find suitable properties. Lower property stock levels also lead to increased prices. In this video, we delve into ten reasons why this happens. If you’ve enjoyed this video then you might like to subscribe to our YouTube channel, or browse through our latest videos. If you’d like entirely

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Low property stock levels drive markets in Australia

Australia’s property market is facing a significant challenge: a notable decline in property stock levels. According to recent data, the number of homes available for purchase or rent has drastically decreased, intensifying the housing crisis. Treasury officials emphasize that this shortage makes it increasingly difficult for individuals to find suitable properties. Source: ABC, Australia’s housing crisis in 10 graphs, from the federal budget, 15 May 2024. The total value of residential dwellings in Australia has risen dramatically, and this surge is partly due to the low stock levels. Meanwhile, housing prices continue to escalate, as highlighted by the Australian Property Market analysis

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Don't leave your investment plans hanging another year

Don’t leave your investment plans hanging for another year

As we head into the final days of the financial year, something quite interesting has been happening. You see, there has been an uptick in enquiry from people keen to start, or continue, their property investment journeys because the end of the fin year is looming. Thankfully, most of them recognise that strategic property investment is not something that can happen at the drop of a hat – and especially not when stock levels are as constrained as they are at present. However, many seem quite surprised that 30 June was almost upon them, and they hadn’t progressed their property

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new properties

Are some new properties better bang for buck than old?

It’s long been the case that established properties have been the most in demand from property buyers, but in some instances at present, that may not be the case. Stay with me here… We’ve noticed over recent times that there are, in fact, some stellar opportunities out there that tick all the fundamentals for strategic property buying – and they just happen to be brand-new or even off-the plan. Now, this is not a blanket statement by any stretch – rather it comes with a number of caveats… and I don’t mean on the land. No, what I mean is

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Why are so many people buying in Geelong?

Why are so many people buying in Geelong?

Why so many people are moving to, and buying property in, Geelong? If you imagine some of the fabulous regional places around Australia that people often move to, you no doubt picture locales near the ocean – and you’d be partly right. In fact, the two fastest growing regional areas in the nation are the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast in South East Queensland. But, here’s the thing, the third place-getter doesn’t have the profile of either of these places, and it is hardly where most people would spend their holidays either, yet, it this major region is pulling

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Shift in housing preferences

Shift in housing preferences: Embracing smaller, more manageable homes

In recent years, a discernible shift in housing preferences has emerged, driven by evolving lifestyle choices and changing demographic trends. As household sizes decrease, there’s a noticeable inclination towards smaller, more manageable homes. As we’ve noted before, this shift signifies a departure from the traditional notion of spacious dwellings towards a preference for properties that offer practicality, efficiency, and convenience.  Embracing Efficiency and Functionality One of the primary drivers behind the growing preference for smaller homes is the desire for greater efficiency and functionality. With shrinking household sizes, individuals and families are prioritizing properties that require less maintenance and offer

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Learning the language of property investment

The language of property investment

Becoming proficient in property investment is like learning a foreign language, but you can master it, says Kate Hill. In this podcast Bushy Martin digs into Kate’s personal journey. Like marathon runners and migrants from other countries, the traits that separate those that achieve sustainable success in property are those that demonstrate the qualities of curiosity, embracing change and continuous learning, embracing mistakes as learning opportunities not failures, and demonstrating the patience, persistence and resilience to overcome obstacles and last the distance through dogged determination and daily discipline.  If you’ve enjoyed this video then you might like to subscribe to

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Record low dwelling commencements

Record low dwelling commencements to push prices even higher

The latest dwelling commencement data sets make for woeful reading for anyone waiting and watching for property prices to hopefully fall. While trying to time the market is never a sensible thing to try to do, all of the major indicators point to a period of prolonged upward price pressure because of this serious demand and supply imbalance. Just consider that the trend number of new dwelling commenced has fallen a whopping 15 per cent over the year to December 2023, plus, the quarterly number of commencements – at just 37,207 – is the lowest recorded for years, according to

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Why Melbourne is a prime investment destination

Why Melbourne is a prime investment destination

By guest blogger: Terry Ryder, www.hotspotting.com.au As a real estate analyst in Australia for over 40 years, I’ve seen various markets rise and fall, aligning with the dynamic nature of property investment. In a recent webinar with buyers’ agent Kate Hill of Adviseable, Kate offered compelling insights into why Melbourne, despite common misconceptions, currently presents a significant investment opportunity that rivals the most popular markets like Perth. Melbourne’s market positioning The webinar titled “Why Melbourne Makes More Sense Than Perth” unpacked the unique position of Melbourne in the property market cycle. The city is currently poised at a point similar

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1% club

Join the 1% club

Would you like to join the 1% club? That is, the 1% of property investors in Australia who own five or more investment properties? So many property investors start out with plans to build an investment portfolio, but then stop after just one or two properties. Join Adviseable’s Kate Hill and Hotspotting’s (www.hotspotting.com.au) Terry Ryder as they discuss why so often property investors who plan to hold a lot of properties stop after just one or two, and how you can overcome those hurdles to join that elusive 1%. If you’ve enjoyed this video then you might like to subscribe

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Why Melbourne makes more sense than Perth

Why Melbourne makes more sense than Perth

Most property investors are herd animals, diving into markets when they read that prices have risen 15% or 20% in the past year – or 50% in the past three years. Buying in such a market means you are likely buying at – or after – the peak of the market. The smart money would have been there 2-3 years ago – and is now focused on places that are early in the growth cycle. That’s why Melbourne makes more sense than Perth for property investors seeking to buy strategically for capital growth. The Melbourne market, in simple terms, is

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Negative Gearing

Negative gearing

If there was ever a political football that gets thrown around every election cycle, it’s negative gearing. Join Adviseable’s Kate Hill and Hotspotting’s Terry Ryder as they discuss the in’s and out’s of negative gearing, and why it is a policy that governments should be embracing, not arguing about. If you’ve enjoyed this video then you might like to subscribe to our YouTube channel, or browse through our latest videos. If you’d like entirely independent and unbiased advice that’s right for your unique situation and goals, then get in touch with us today. Read the transcript I’m Kate Hill from Adviseable, and

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Rental and tax reforms in Australia

Rental and tax reforms in Australia

Rental and Tax Reforms in Australia: Impacts on Tenants and Landlords There’s been a tremendous song and dance about Victoria’s tax and rental reforms recently, putting many investors off purchasing an asset in that state. Rental reforms have been introduced in many states across Australia in recent years, and have been introduced in response to various factors, aiming to address issues such as affordability, tenant rights, and housing supply. Most states have implemented rental reforms aimed at addressing these issues within the rental market. These reforms differ in scope and approach, impacting both tenants and landlords while influencing the overall

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Is a local or national buyers agent best?

Is a local or national buyers agent best?

More and more investors are purchasing interstate every year as they recognise the potential of buying in locations that are primed for future capital growth. But is it best to use a buyers’ agent who is local to a specific area, or one who has a national focus? And, how does an everyday investor know which areas are showing the most potential anyway? Of course, the answer to that question in particular is that most don’t. Rather, they may have read media stories about a city or region being the latest hotspot, then simply decide that they should invest there,

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Investor exodus Victoria

Investor exodus means now is the time to buy in Victoria

With the prevailing narrative being that property investors are fleeing Victoria in droves, we believe that savvy investors should be doing the opposite. There had been much media attention on investors deserting Victoria because of its new land tax policy as well as a raft of rental reforms, but the fundamentals of the nation’s second most populous state remained overwhelmingly positive. Now is the time to invest in Victoria because of much lower competition from other investors. In the grand scheme of things, property expenses and taxes are part and parcel of owning investment properties over the long-term and they

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Victorian Property Market Update

Victorian property market update

The property market in Victoria, Australia, has been subject to quite a lot of ‘tinkering’ as the state government looks to find new ways to raise revenue. Despite this, there are still opportunities to be had in property investment in Victoria, as you’ll learn in this discussion with Kate Hill and Terry Ryder (Hotspotting). If you’ve enjoyed this video then you might like to subscribe to our YouTube channel, or browse through our latest videos. If you’d like entirely independent and unbiased advice that’s right for your unique situation and goals, then get in touch with us today. Read the transcript I’m

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Apartment living

More long term apartment living: A shift in Australian housing trends

The landscape of Australian housing is undergoing a significant transformation, with a notable increase in the number of individuals opting for long-term apartment living. This trend is propelled by various factors, most notably Australia’s shrinking family size (and that topic gets its very own separate blog) and also the widening gap between house and unit prices, prompting buyers to seek affordability and convenience in urban settings. According to Domain the disparity in prices between houses and units has reached unprecedented levels. They highlight that this phenomenon reflects a distortion within the housing market, indicating either overvaluation of houses or undervaluation

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