Blog

5 things you need to know before investing in property

Investing in property is one of the best strategies for building wealth. While there is no definitive right and wrong approach, there are a few things you should consider before investing in a property to minimise risk and maximise your returns.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure such as roads, bridges, telecommunications, transport access, and amenities … Read More

Australians are using home equity wisely

Over the last four years the number of investment property loans in Australia has grown by 37% compared to an increase of only 4% in the number of owner occupied loans.

Check out the latest findings from the Roy Morgan Research Consumer Single Source survey of approximately 45,000 people per annum … Read More

Sun to set on development loop hole

The NSW government has confirmed that changes to development sunset clauses will be enacted within a matter of weeks.

Off-the-plan apartment buyers are set to receive improved legal protections after the NSW government announced changes to legislation today.

Under the changes, set to be introduced in parliament in the coming weeks, developers … Read More

Demand still strong for Sydney inner-city property

As Sydney’s property market reels from yet another year-low auction clearance rate, sellers in the city and eastern suburbs clearly have less to worry about.

The higher-density region scored a healthy 75.3 per cent clearance rate at the end of October, topping the rest of the market on Sydney’s biggest spring … Read More

Sydney’s suburb swingers

Meet the suburb swingers – people who regularly move from Paddington to Balmain, Woollahra to Glebe, Surry Hills to Newtown and Killara to Woollahra without blinking an eye.

Retro-migration from west to east, east to west, north to east are all possible, if not highly likely, as part of today’s new buyer behaviour.

Once … Read More

Best upmarket growth suburbs

Suburbs set around rivers, beaches and Australia’s most famous harbour have topped a list of growth areas where prices start at $500,000.

Sydney’s Balmain came a close second after North Fremantle in Western Australia with annual growth of 16.3% for three-bedroom units.

Other notable Sydney locales include Pyrmont, Haymarket and Camperdown.

Read the … Read More

Should I fix my interest rate now that rates are rising?

Westpac, Commonwealth, ANZ and NAB have announced they are raising their variable mortgage rates on home loans.

So is it time to lock in and fix interest rates on some or all of your mortgage loans?

This is a question many property investors and home owners are asking, so how do you decide what’s … Read More

Mortgage holders: What to do when your fortune changes

After being at record lows for some time, interest rates may soon be back on the rise with Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, NAB and ANZ increasing their rates for all mortgage holders.

Mortgage holders may find themselves with mortgages that cost more than expected but there are some things you can do to ready … Read More

5 insights into Chinese investment in Australia

China is now the biggest economy in the world, with a GDP of 9.24 trillion USD. With 20 million births each year, China gains the entire population of Australia year on year. It’s no wonder China is making waves when it comes to international property investment.

CPS Property Director, Jacob O’Neill, recently attended a … Read More