The Top 5 Factors that Drive our Property Markets

Would you like to understand the key factors that drive our property markets? These key drivers can be critical when selecting the right asset to fast track your wealth creation journey. Considering the current environment, I would argue, it is even more important now than ever, as we head into an environment of low economic […]

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This is a critical, but little known indicator of the status of our housing markets

How are our property markets doing? With so many indicators regularly mentioned in the media – which should you rely on? Firstly, it’s worth understanding some statistics are lagging indicators – they tell you what has happened in the past. Others are leading indicators – they are a sign of what’s ahead. Here’s what I […]

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How important is timing the property markets?

Is it a bad time to get into property investment? Some experts are suggesting it’s a great time – a countercyclical opportunity to take advantage of the next stage of the property cycle, while other property pessimists are suggesting the fallout from Coronavirus will decimate our markets. Of course no one wants to buy a […]

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How will the recession really affect our property markets?

If you are like most people Australians chances are you would be reading headlines like: “Property market in a freefall”, “The death of the property investing”, etc etc. It all started since Coronavirus entered into the public’s lexicon and now with all the talk of recession. I wouldn’t blame you if you were starting to […]

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How do housing markets recover from an economic shock? These were the top performing suburbs

How do housing markets recover from an economic shock? Analysing housing data three years post-GFC may provide some clues In fact new research from the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) and CoreLogic  identified the best performing capital city and regional locations three years after the Global Financial Crisis. This research found that capital city […]

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Here’s how to survive difficult property markets

I hate to repeat what everyone else is saying, but clearly we are living in challenging times. Despite all the bad news in the media, there is also good news out there if you look for it. But there’s no doubt there are still many challenges ahead of us. We have a triple whammy of: […]

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Rental markets take a hit from the pandemic

One of the most impacted sectors of our housing market amidst COVID-19 has been the rental markets. The latest ANZ-Core Logic Housing Affordability report shows that the rental market has been more heavily affected than the buyers’ market in the current crisis, with a combination of falling demand and rising supply. However, Australia does not […]

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What would a second wave of Coronavirus do to our property markets?

Our property markets have been remarkably resilient so far haven’t they? But how would a significant second wave of coronavirus affect our housing markets? Well…if we look back there are a few lessons we can learn to help us better understand what’s ahead. Fact is that in spite of the Coronavirus induced economic downturn, Australian […]

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The housing markets remain resilient and show only a mild decline for a second consecutive month

Following a 0.4% decline in May, the CoreLogic Home Value Index recorded a second consecutive month of falls, with the national index down 0.7% in June. Each of the five largest capital cities recorded a decline in home values over the month, ranging from a drop of 1.1% in Melbourne and Perth to 0.2% in […]

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Here’s what happening to population growth around the country and what it means to our property markets

To better understand what’s ahead for our property markets I keep a careful eye on our demographics, and population growth has been one of the areas of paint particular attention to lately. Clearly a growing population, caused mainly by overseas migration, has been a significant driver of our property markets. Australia is one of the […]

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