Archive for October, 2013

Seasonal success: Top tips for selling your home in summer

There are a number of things to consider when you decide to sell your home. Understandably, this is a huge change within your life, so you’ll be wanting to make the most of the situation to help ensure you get the best outcome possible.
If you’re planning on selling in the near future, it could be worth taking a look at … Read more »

Opportunity to secure investment capital gains as Sydney property values increase

Anyone holding on to investment properties in Sydney with the hope of securing great capital gain returns could be interested to see the latest House Value report from the Australian Property Monitors (APM), which indicates the price of property in the city has grown exponentially.
During the September quarter, house prices in the New South Wales capital city increased by 4.2 … Read more »

Planning Bill reform savings illustrated by study

After unveiling changes to New South Wales’ Planning Bill, an independent research group has highlighted that the reforms have the potential to increase the output of the region’s economy by $3 billion annually over the next 30 years.
The Centre for International Economics (CIE) has indicated the various changes that could occur due to the reforms to the planning bill, which … Read more »

Planning changes for New South Wales to aid housing industry

Sydney could be set to experience a larger boost to its infrastructure, with the latest Planning Bill announced yesterday outlining various changes to legislation that place emphasis on transparency and ease of application and execution heading into the future.
Brad Hazzard, minister of planning and infrastructure in New South Wales, recently introduced the new bill, which promises to “return planning power … Read more »

Vacancy rates tighten across the Sydney

Owners of investment property in Sydney could be excited to hear that vacancy rates in the city have dropped by 0.3 per cent, with the market tightening for the second consecutive month.
The September 2013 Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) Vacancy Rate Survey detailed that the city dropped by to a vacancy rate of 1.7 per cent. However, … Read more »

Becoming a landlord means making the big decisions about what you will and won’t allow within your investment properties.
This gives you control over the various aspects of the house, including the rental cost, which tenants you select for the property, and whether or not you will assume responsibility for the upkeep or leave that to the renters.

However, one of the … Read more »

Sydney residential land sales and construction increases during June quarter

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) and RP Data have released a report highlighting the the upward trend for new dwelling construction across the nation, as the volume of land sales grows substantially.
According to the latest Residential Land report, residential land sales have increased by a huge 18.2 per cent to the June quarter – reaching a sales level of 17,170. … Read more »

Increased train services aiding Sydney population growth

Train services will begin to be added to Sydney’s train timetables, with the expected addition of 1,000 services per week, which will begin October 20 and could be great news for the city’s developing population and property investors in the region.
In addition to this, another 600 express services and 230 peak time services will be able to aid the transportation … Read more »

Market confidence increases in New South Wales

Confidence in the real estate industry is soaring in the New South Wales, as the latest Property Council/ANZ Property Industry Confidence Survey highlights the growth of the December index for the state.
The state’s confidence index is now resting at 144, where a rating of 100 is considered neutral. After polling almost 3,000 housing and construction industry professionals nationwide, including 872 … Read more »

The basics of property gearing: What you need to know

Property investment can be a confusing environment to try and break into, and with a multitude of jargons and terms to understand, you’d be forgiven for feeling slightly overwhelmed. Of course, the ultimate goal for any investment is to earn a profit.
There are a number of ways you can make an investment property work for you. But one of the … Read more »