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More long term apartment living

More long term apartment living

There’s change afoot in the landscape of Australian housing. A notable transformation is occurring as more individuals opt for long term apartment living. A big reason for this is Australia’s shrinking family size. See these videos for more on this: We’re shrinking! The shift in housing preferences  How does a shrinking family size affect the property market?   There are other factors of course, such as the widening gap between house and unit prices, and changes in lifestyle requirements post pandemic. What does this all mean for property investors? Find out in this important update from Kate Hill. If you’ve enjoyed […]

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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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The shift in housing preferences

We’re shrinking! A shift in housing preferences

We’re shrinking! Well, our household sizes are anyway. In recent years, there has been a discernible shift in housing preferences driven by lifestyle choices and changing demographics. As household sizes decrease, there’s a noticeable move towards smaller homes, townhouses and units. What does this mean for property investors? Find out in this update from our own Kate Hill. 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.

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Record low dwelling commencements to push prices even higher

Record low dwelling commencements to push prices even higher

New data out in relation to dwelling commencements makes for pretty dire reading. In fact, commencements have fallen a massive 15% in the year to December 2023. Add to that significant population growth and issues in the construction sector and you have a perfect storm of conditions to drive property prices even higher. What does this mean for property investors? Find out in this update from our own Kate Hill. 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

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How does a shrinking family size affect the property market

How does a shrinking family size affect the property market?

The dynamics of household size in Australia are undergoing a significant transformation with some really quite profound implications for the country’s property market. What are the trends and what does this mean for property investors? Find out in this special report from our own Kate Hill. 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. Transcript Hello, everybody out there. How are you all doing? I’m Kate

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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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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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Exploring Queensland's rental reforms

Exploring Queensland rental reforms

In recent years, Queensland, Australia, has witnessed significant shifts in its rental landscape, driven by a wave of legislative reforms aimed at addressing various challenges within the rental market. From rent increase caps to portable bond schemes, the Queensland Government has embarked on a journey to overhaul rental laws in a bid to create a fairer and more transparent renting environment. These reforms, implemented with the intention of stabilizing rents and democratizing the rental market, have sparked discussions and debates among stakeholders, including tenants, landlords, policymakers, and real estate professionals. In this article, we delve into the intricacies of Queensland’s

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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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Is Airbnb all it's cracked up to be for investors?

Is Airbnb all it’s cracked up to be for investors?

Airbnb have been accused of being one of the main culprits for our rental market mess, because many more investors are supposedly choosing short-term tenants over long-term ones. As I have written about many times before, though, the rental crisis was nearly a decade in the making and came to be because of a plethora of poor policy decisions that stuffed up the demand and supply equilibrium of rental properties around the nation. But is Airbnb really a better financial option for property investors? Let’s take a look to find out. Cash flow considerations Most of us have no doubt

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Real Estate Investment in the Next Decade

The Australian property market, like many others worldwide, faces a plethora of factors influencing its trajectory over the next decade. From housing supply issues to population trends and economic uncertainties, investors are keen to understand if real estate remains a safe haven for their capital.  Many potential investors missed significant financial gains in the past decade due to hesitancy and uncertainty surrounding real estate’s viability as an investment. More recently, there has been a prevailing belief that investors couldn’t match the premium prices paid by homebuyers, which deterred them from entering the market and realizing favourable returns. Let’s delve into

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negative gearing

Negative gearing becomes political football… yet again!

In a move that surprises absolutely no one, the Australian Greens have started kicking around the negative gearing football again in a misguided attempt to win votes with their constituents. They did the same last year when they tried to strong-arm the Federal Government into somehow instigating rental freezes even though the government has no jurisdiction in state-based residential tenancy matters. They didn’t win that fight either. Now, I’m not here to disparage or promote any particular political party, but I do want to explain what negative gearing is and what it isn’t – and also why fiddling with the

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How can you tell if your property manager is professional?

If there is one thing that is likely to stuff up a property investor’s ability to hold the property over the long-term it is poor property management. Because, like most industries, there are good and bad property managers out there, so the key is being to recognise one from the other. The best property managers generally are the ones who consider their job a career rather than a stop-gap job, or a stepping-stone to someday working in sales. And, they’re likely to be working for agencies who  recognise that professional property management is the backbone of their businesses, rather than

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Australia’s Population Boom: Challenges and Opportunities

Australia is experiencing rapid population growth, and the latest data indicates that the record population increase observed in 2022 has continued into 2023. This surge in population is primarily driven by a notable increase in net migration following the pandemic-related border closures. The influx of people, particularly students, into Australia is defying the usual trend of students departing after completing their terms. This demographic shift highlights the pressing need for more housing to accommodate the growing population and enhanced infrastructure to ensure a high quality of life in our cities. According to a recent report from PropTrack, the population grew

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The pros and cons of investing in commercial vs. residential properties in Australia

Investing in real estate can be a great way to build wealth over time, but it’s important to consider the differences between commercial and residential properties before making a decision. Each type of property has its own set of pros and cons, and understanding these can help investors make informed decisions about where to put their money. Commercial real estate is typically defined as properties used for business purposes, such as office buildings, retail spaces, warehouses, and raw land. Residential real estate, on the other hand, includes properties used for living purposes, such as single-family homes, apartments, and condos. Here

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