Category Archives: Locations

Property Hotspots in Australia – Video

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Margaret Lomas is one of my favourite property investing commentators.  She has taught me a lot about the drivers of demand with property and how to shoot for positive cash flow real estate.

Investing in Australian Real Estate

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If you live outside of Australia, you may not have heard of the opportunities to invest in residential Australian property.  If you are an Australian, you probably already know that the aussie property market has performed well over any given 10 year period in the past few decades.

Buying Investment Property in London

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London is home to a lot of great features and is a great location for buying investment property. As the capital of England, London is the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom.

London is divided into five sections; North, East, South, West, and Central.

This is a great advantage for people looking to invest in real estate in London. The famous key to real estate “location, location, location” really applies in London due to the vast amount of options you have to invest.

If you’re considering buying investment property in London, you will almost be like a kid shopping for candy in a candy store!

Buying Investment Property in Logan City

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Warning: I may be biased towards Logan, as it was where I grew up!

Logan City is located directly in between Brisbane (to the North) and the Gold Coast bordering its southern end.  Whilst Brisbane and the Gold Coast receive most of the attention when it comes to property in Queensland, Logan has sat quietly delivering outstanding capital growth in the past 10 years.

Buying Investment Property in Melbourne

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 Melbourne is the capital of Victoria, Australia located in the south eastern tip of the continent on Port Phillip Bay.  It is the second largest city in Australia with a population of around 4.1 million, about half a million less than Sydney.

Melbourne consists of inner city suburbs such as Carlton, St. Kilda, Richmond, Brunswick and Collingwood.

Moving further out into the suburbs we see Sunshine, Broadmeadows, Frankston, Dandenong, Werribee and Glen Waverley.

Buying Investment Property Interstate

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It is common for the average investor to want to buy an investment property not too far from where they live.  There are many reasons for this, one being convenience and another being a sense of security of being able to drive past their investment now and then.

That’s not a bad thing and I’ve certainly done this myself.

But just because you may have more knowledge of your local market, does not mean it’s a good place to invest.  Just because you want to (or need to) live in that area that does not mean other people want to as well.

How to Choose a Good Location for Your Investment Property

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Most of us have heard the old adage “location, location, location” when it comes to buying a good property that will grow well over time…but it’s a bit vague to base your investment strategy around this saying.

They are right in saying that the location is probably the most important factor, although you do have to buy the right type of property for that location and also the right property for your own portfolio.

But for now, let’s concentrate on why location is so important.

Buying Investment Property in New York City

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Once, one of the most expensive cities in the world to buy property, New York has come down in price since the GFC much like the rest of the United States.  This could represent a good opportunity for property investors to get into this high-end market while prices are at a more affordable level.

Located in the state of New York, New York City lies in the north-east corner of the United States.  It is often described as having 5 “boroughs” which are distinct locales that divide the city, these are: Manhattan (the main CBD with Wall St and Central Park), Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and The Bronx.

Buying Investment Property in Vancouver

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Situated on the western coast, Vancouver is one of the prettiest cities in Canada.  Part of the province of British Columbia, Vancouver has a population of around 2.5 million people.   However, it is also one of the more expensive cities in terms of house prices in all of North America and the most expensive in Canada.

Vancouver was hit quite hard during the GFC, but unlike most other cities, it has bounced back incredibly since then.  Since 2009, the median prices have gone up approximately 35%.  This surge has been attributed greatly to international investors such as those from China.

Property Investment in QLD

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Queensland is a state of Australia and has a solid history of property growth.  Queensland’s capital is Brisbane and the most populous city in the state.

If you are looking to buy a propery investment in Australia, whether it be residential or commercial, Queensland definately has areas that have experienced great growth in the past and also offer opportunities for growth into the future.

Buying Investment Property in Sydney

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Sydney is Australia’s largest city with a population of around 4.5 million people.  Centred on the fabulous Sydney Harbour, Sydney was the landing point of the first fleet in 1788 and the birthplace of modern Australia.

Sydney is divided into smaller council areas:

Ashfield, Auburn, Bankstown, Blacktown, Botany Bay, Burwood, Camden, Campbelltown, Canada Bay, Canterbury, Fairfield, Hills Shire, Holroyd, Hornsby Shire, Hunter’s Hill, Hurstville, Kogarah, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Leichardt, Liverpool, Manly, Marrickville, Mosman, North Sydney, Parramatta, Penrith, Pittwater, Randwick, Rockdale, Ryde, Strathfield, Sutherland, Sydney (City), Warringah, Waverly, Willoughby, Woollahra.