You probably have not heard of the 18 Year Property Cycle, right? Everyone knows about the 7-9 year cycle. Since the 1800’s in the older established economies like the US and UK, the property market has driven the economic cycle and it runs on an average 18 years. The last 3 cycles since the middle
The media is rife with the words ‘bubble’ to describe Sydney and to a lesser extent Melbourne’s property market. What many journalists, economists, real estate agents and investors don’t understand is the existence of the 18 Year Property Cycle. Most people recognise the 7-9 property and economic cycle, very few understand the real 18 cycle.
Many property advisers are telling their clients that everyone is moving to Tasmania and that is the place to buy. What they fail to mention, is just as many are moving out. The net migration from interstate to Tasmania for year ended June 2016 was a measly 42 people! A great reason to invest there
Selecting suburbs with superior capital growth potential is essential to pinpoint where the best opportunities are. You could’ve thrown a dart on a map of Sydney 5 years ago and bought where it landed and experienced capital growth. However, some suburbs have outperformed others. Supply and demand plays a major part. Wentworth Point in Sydney
According to Core Logic, there has been a drop in First Home Buyer participation in the property market, while there has been a surge in investor activity. The graph below clearly demonstrates this. Although this is a national trend, it has been accelerating since 1992, especially during periods of high growth where investors have been
A suburb we are targeting at the moment is The Gap in Brisbane, a leafy blue-chip residential suburb on the foothills of the Mt Coot-tha National forest and just 10kms from the Brisbane CBD. Why? It is best explained by an excerpt from an Urbis Research Report on the suburb: “The Gap’s shortage of new
Did you see the Victorian government increased its first homeowners grant to $20K for regional buyers? Interesting! They also released over the weekend a waving of stamp duty for first home owners for properties under $600K which fazes out between $600-$750K. However, as in the past, developers will just lift prices due to the extra
On a personal level, last week I took a half day to finally invest in some personal development. It wasn’t around the property market, more on how to improve the way I operate my business and some self-development. A colleague of mine from my American Express days runs a business consulting firm called Nine