Research

With the slowing down of the residential investment market, a growing number of traditional residential investors are shifting their focus to the stronger underlying real estate attributes and superior tenants on offer in commercial property investment according to Simon Staddon.  He explains the potential and...

Imagine, if you will, that two years ago you had the opportunity to invest a relatively small sum of money in a property in a location that no one was talking about.   In fact, most people were talking that particular location down.  Would you do...

Did you know that real estate agent commission rates on the eastern seaboard have fallen or remained flat over the past 12 months.  It might not feel that way but Matt McCann says in one of Australasia’s hottest cities it has dropped as much as...

The competition is just as high in the 24 hours after a property has been passed in at auction, as at the auction itself. New research reveals that passed-in properties don’t commonly sell for less than the last bid.  Auctioneer of the year Justin Nickerson...

You’d be excused for thinking that the property market in Australia is all doom and gloom. We’re hearing about reductions in price, the Sydney market falling and so on, but you’re going to be really surprised to hear a report that we’ll be talking about...

When to fire your property manager?   That is a question posed in the latest Your Investment Property magazine and we quiz editor Sarah Megginson about it and why she says property investing cannot be set and forget. Transcript: Kevin:  As you would no doubt be aware, issue...

The Sydney rental market has recorded the highest vacancy rate in at least 13 years according to Louis Christopher from SQM Research.   He says the Sydney rental market is just about at the tipping point and he explains what that means for owners and investors. Transcript: Kevin:  The...

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