PORTFOLIO UPDATE, 30 September 2020 | Property Partner Blog

Today we announce an update on portfolio performance and the special measures in place in response to the Covid-19 crisis. To ensure that all clients have the opportunity to consider this announcement, as usual, the Resale Market will be suspended for 3 working days, re-opening at 11am on Monday, 5 October 2020. Next interim announcement […]

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The elephant in the property market & it’s about to make its presence felt

There’s an elephant that’s about to make its presence felt in the property market and it’s a huge potential game-changer. It won’t be deterred by rising unemployment, housing finance restrictions, buyer confidence or economic downturns. It has the power to radically alter housing prices and rents, and it’s about to be unleashed on our property […]

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The ultimate guide to home and property loans

Doesn’t it seem like there are more home loans on the market now than ever before? Well, that’s because there are!  Let’s face it: first-tier lenders like the Big Four and second-tier banks such as credit unions are locked in a battle for your business. The hard part, of course, is determining which is the […]

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Property investment: Commercial or residential?

Property is a huge asset class. From your primary place of residence to an investment unit, to a neighbourhood commercial space to a shopping centre, not all property investments are the same. And the costs involved in owning and operating property vary, as do the investment returns. Moving from the residential sector into commercial can […]

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3 questions property buyers need to ask before they sign anything

When you start out as an investor, the idea of buying a property as you march towards financial freedom is full of excitement and promise. Yet, the closer you get to making it a reality, the more stressful and confusing it can all become – often because you are trying to make sense of conflicting […]

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Why blue-chip property values will rebound strongly in 2021

In May, the CBA released its bearish ‘worst case’ forecast for the property market. It predicted a 32% drop in prices! At the time I outlined why I thought that was rubbish and prices would not fall by more than 10%. To date, according to various data sources, property values have not slipped by much more than 2% to 3%, which […]

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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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Want to know what will make me a better property investor in this difficult market?

I expect that the property market is going to pick up. And I expect that the Melbourne and Sydney property markets will go gangbusters. I have no idea when this will happen. Now just to make things clear…those aren’t contradictory statements. The first is an expectation, the other is the rejection of a forecast. And […]

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Here’s the bank economist’s forecasts for property prices in 2021

Westpac recently released an upbeat forecast for house prices in the next couple of years and just like the CBA has backtracked from it’s more pessimistic outlook and predicts house prices rebounding from mid next year. Westpac expects Brisbane house prices to surge 20 per cent over two years after the market bottoms out in […]

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Buying Investment Property in an SMSF: 6 Common Mistakes

More and more investors, and particularly Baby Boomers, are using their Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) as a vehicle to buy an investment property. So I’d like to share some of the most common mistakes I see people making so you can avoid them. Key points 1. Debt Your Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) can borrow money to: […]

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