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Is Sydney too hot for investors?

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Tim Lawless, Head of Research, RP Data

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A lot of investors wonder whether or not Sydney is too hot for investing now and I think, broadly speaking, they're probably right. Sydney is a very hot market now so you need to be more choosy and much more strategic of where you're going to be investing in the Sydney marketplace in this stage of the cycle. We've already seen values in Sydney rise by about 18% since the growth cycle commenced back in June 2012. Yields have plummeted so you need to be looking at those marketplaces that are still high yielding, showing strong rental demand and are potentially a little bit earlier in the cycle to offer up that capital growth.

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Episode 65: Real estate agents: what separates the good from the bad?
Episode 64: How this investor learned from a property blunder
Episode 63: Q&A session: the SPI team answers your questions
Episode 62: Property procrastination: the importance of finding help
Episode 61: The ins and outs of strata: what buyers should consider
Episode 60: The pros of using a buyer's agent: why this investor brought someone in
Episode 59: How to invest in property as a team: two investors share their secrets
Episode 58: When do you stop investing? The SPI Show answers more listener questions
Episode 57: Wealth creation through property: trends and themes to think about in 2017
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