Finance advice

Investors to cash in on desperate sellers before Christmas

By Vivienne Kelly

Property investors who are waiting to see how the market performs in 2016 are missing out on serious bargains as vendors look to offload their properties before Christmas.

Despite various commentators asserting that the best of 2015’s property market may be behind us – with Sydney’s run of growth ‘done’, Melbourne entering dangerous oversupply territory and Brisbane not performing to expectation, Real Wealth Australia’s Helen Collier-Kogtevs told Smart Property Investment now is the time to “go shopping for real estate”.

“Christmas is generally a really good time to be purchasing property:

a) because you don’t have the competition, and 

b) when vendors put their properties on the market, in their mind they’ve sold it, it’s gone, it’s done. And there’s nothing more they would love than to have their property sold by Christmas so that they can have that sigh of relief.” 

Ms Collier-Kogtevs said savvy investors could likely save up to $20,000 on purchase prices at this time of year as desperate sellers look to wrap things up before the New Year.

“I think it [the Christmas season] just presents a really good opportunity for investors, because there’s not as much competition,” she said.

With the market quietening down, it could well be the perfect time to buy, she said.

“I love it when the market goes quiet. I think it’s wonderful because it really does present a lot of opportunities around the country for investors. It’s now time to bring out the negotiating guns and make sure you’re not paying full price.

“Getting a discount is really important because it means you’re creating buffers, you’re paying below-market-value and you’re saving your deposit money – which you could then use on another purchase.”

Ms Collier-Kogtevs did warn that if interest rates rise in the coming year, some investors could be in trouble.

“I think as interest rates go up, we’ll see that [an increase in mortgagee sales],” she said. “So while the ship is steady, it will all be fine. However, once interest rates start to go up, I think that’s when we’ll start to see mortgagee options or people in a world of financial stress.

“Investors should prepare – always. They should always prepare for interest rates going up. It’s not just a ‘one-off’ thing. It’s an ‘always’ thing."

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Many investors who would have been successfully approved for finance last year are struggling now to either begin or continue their property investment journey because of the current financial climate.

In this episode of the Smart Property Investment Show, broker John Manciamelli and Momentum Media director Alex Whitlock joins host Tim Neary to discuss how APRA changes and the royal commission have resulted in a tighter lending economy and what that means for Australian investors.

They discuss what traps investors should avoid if they are trying to obtain finance, the four key growth drivers in a property market and unpacking trust structures while revealing one type of trust that you should miss.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you’d like to lend your voice to the show, email [email protected] for more insights!

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More than just bricks and mortar, experts often regard property investment as a ‘game of finance’. As such, a good finance strategy can lead any investor to success.

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Busting perceptions of a doom and gloom property market

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