In Data We Trust

Markets with Poor Demand to Supply Ratio​

Getting Hotspots Wrong

One Publication Investors Should Read Upside Down. The Housing Industry Association (HIA) publishes a report listing the top residential property markets around Australia which they call “Hot Spots”. But they are not hot spots for investors. On the contrary, investors should probably avoid these locations...

Brisbane Still No-Grow Zone

8 months ago I’d had a gutful of hearing that Brisbane is the next growth city and that Sydney is too hot now. The suggestion was for investors to move their money out of Sydney and into Brisbane. Some of this advice was easy to ignore – it was from developers with a vested interest. “Brisbane follows Sydney by 18 months” they said...
Checking time management

What’s Your Time Worth?

Should property investors wash and iron their clothes or get them dry cleaned? Years ago I was frustrated at how long it took me to iron my shirts each week. I did some quick calculations in my head at the ironing table to see if it would be more efficient to have my shirts dry cleaned. I estimated the time it took for me to iron my shirts...
research

3 Reasons to research After You Bought

Most investors stop suburb research once they've bought. But the need to make good decisions extend into the period of ownership. There are...
State of Origin - Brisbane vs Sydney

State of Origin – Brisbane vs Sydney

There's a lot of talk that investors should target Brisbane now instead of Sydney. I found a really good indicator that contradicts this, and...