News for Gold Coast Investors

10 reasons to buy an investment property right now (1)

According to recent reports, house prices eased in 2019 but are on the upward slide in 2020 as markets rebound. If you’re in the market to buy an investment property, you should make a move now. Here are ten reasons why you should pounce on an investment property right now.

10 reasons to invest in real estate right now

1. Record low interest rates

The official RBA cash rate is at 0.75% and holding – a record low in Australian financial history. If you’re waiting for interest rates to fall, don’t hold your breath; there aren’t any clear signs they’re set to drop any lower.

2. Property investor experts say there’s no better time

Peak property investment body Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) in their Annual Investor Sentiment Survey, says that 82% of investors believe now is a good time to invest in residential property, up from 77% in the previous year.

3. No cap on investment loans

In July 2019, The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority which has a hand in regulating the lending industry removed the cap on the number of investment loans an individual can take out. If you’re looking to go for more than one property, now is a great time.

4. Waiting longer can cost you money

If you’re waiting for the perfect ‘time’ – don’t. It can actually cost you in the long run. PIPA research in September 2019 showed that investors who attempt to ‘time’ the market could lose an average of $140,000. So don’t wait, move!

5. A buyer’s market – while it lasts

Since house prices have fallen slightly over 2019 (but may climb back to the record peaks this year!) you should put on your negotiation cap and look for an absolute property bargain.

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6. Lower outlay; higher returns

It also stands to reason that if house prices rise back to their peaks this year, you’ll reap a greater return on investment than if you waited. So, if you have the capital lined up, move now or regret it later.

7. More competition in investment loans

In the wake of the Royal Commission into the Banking Sector last year, Savvy CEO Bill Tsouvalas says non-bank lenders and brokers have driven more competition in the sector: ‘Applications with the Big Four banks could slide by as much as a third, which may indicate non-bank lenders are driving home more competitive rates. If you’re going to buy an investment property, it’s worth looking into.’

8. Negative gearing

Since the Coalition was returned at the last Federal Election, changes to negative gearing proposed by the Labor party will not come to fruition. That way you can still take advantage of tax breaks through negative gearing if you decide to buy an investment.

9. Secure your retirement

If your superannuation isn’t anything to write home about, an investment property now can help you secure a comfortable retirement. The extra cash flow or an eventual sale of an investment property could net you extra cash when you’re not working.

10. Supplement other investments

If you already have investments in shares or money markets, diversifying your portfolio with an investment property is one way to spread risk and create another stream of income. That way, you can pocket the rest or use it to fund further investment.

Weighing up these ten reasons can help to inform your decision on whether investing in property is the right move for you in 2020. So why not start hunting for the perfect investment property today?




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Good news for anyone who owns a home in Hope Island… The popular suburb on the northern Gold Coast has increased its annual median house price by almost 50 per cent.

According to fresh data released by the Real Estate Institute of Queensland, Hope Island experienced a quarter on quarter median price growth of 43.4 per cent Read more

Why Gold Coast investors should look at parklands

Gold Coast investors have been advised to purchase ‘right-size’ apartments in urban parklands to follow the increasing trend of Gold Coasters wanting the best of both worlds.

According to Knight Frank business development manager Chris Litfin the Gold Coast is experiencing a lifestyle change, with residents wanting more than beaches and metropolitan living. Read more

Here’s what property investors will be doing in 2020 (2)

Are you planning to buy an investment property in 2020?

Or maybe you’re planning to buy a new home?

Well you’ll be in good company because 68% of the respondents of a recent survey believe now is a good time to invest in residential real estate.

And 20% of respondents plan to buy a new home in 2020. Read more

Which direction for property prices now that we have a coalition win

After an amazing weekend, many people are asking “What is the future of the Property Market”?

The results are in and to the surprise of many, Scott Morrison has led the Coalition to win this year’s Federal election.

And this means our housing markets are likely to pick up by the end of the year.

The stability of government and the fact that there are no changes to negative gearingor Capital Gains Tax will encourage investors.

The market hates uncertainty, and the Coalition win should return confidence to our subdued property.

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Gold Coast Vacancies Tighten As Rental Demand Rises

Gold Coast Vacancies Tighten as Rental Demand Rises

The REIQ Residential Vacancy Rate report for the September quarter has revealed that increased rental demand of about 1.1 per cent for the past quarter and 3.7 per cent for the past year has been a key contributor to the general tightening of vacancies throughout the state. Read more

Sanctuary Cove aerial

Sanctuary Cove has fast-tracked stage three of its Sanctuary Point land release, after stage two sold out within seven months.

Stage two has become the $2 billion estate’s fastest selling land release since Sanctuary Hills more than three years ago, achieving $18m in sales.

Just five lots remain available for purchase in stage one.

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 HOMEOWNERS are sitting on real estate gold mines as the Gold Coast defies a nationwide slowdown of property prices.

The Gold Coast was one of just two regional cities in Queensland to post an increase in both house and unit values over the past year.
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Great News for Gold Coast Investors

THE GOLD Coast’s already tight rental vacancy rate has constricted to an all-time low.
According to REIQ December quarter rental data, the vacancy rate of the Coast is just 1.1 per cent, dropping from 1.9 per cent the quarter before.
The Coast is now one of the tightest rental markets in the state.

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