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How knowing the ‘market trajectory’ could lead to property investment success

By Bianca Dabu

Many property investors often get dejected the moment they find out that they overpaid for an investment, but Right Property Group’s Victor Kumar and Steve Waters believe that as long as the market trajectory is upwards, an asset will always be giving off significant returns.

Investor Jack Henderson, 21, bought one of his properties before an auction, by offering a purchase price to the seller through his agent and sealing the deal before the property was actually put up for auction.

According to him, he was not able to get an independent valuation before putting an offer because it was “quite rushed”.

He shared: “The agent was rushing me a little bit because he wanted to get the deal done, obviously. So, I rushed home ... and then I rushed back and I actually gave him the contract at North Bondi RSL [while] he was having a beer … It was quite rushed and funny.”

In the end, he found out that he overpaid about $10,000 to $20,000. However, while he admits to losing confidence in the beginning, the property investor realised that the amount was “nothing in the grand scheme of things”.

“If I look back on it now, I got it for a great price because now it's probably worth $150,000 more,” Jack said.

Market trajectory

According to Victor, property investors should ideally be avoiding overpaying as much as they could, but if the property gets you on the market that maintains an upward trajectory, then the risk might just be well worth it.

The property professional explained: “[If you didn’t buy the property], six months down the track, you'd be paying a lot more for that particular property … Property, as everyone should understand, is a long-term proposition.”

Steve agrees that the market trajectory is the key to knowing that you’re getting a good investment.

“You've got to get the trajectory of the market right because if it's in a soft market, well, then [it’s not worth it],” he said.

Being aware of this data is also vital for setting up contingency plans in case anything unexpected comes up and affect your property portfolio.

Smart Property Investment’s Phil Tarrant, who is an avid investor himself, makes it a point to study all the possible “worst case scenario” as much as he takes time to choose his next investment property.

According to him: “I look at my portfolio and I go, ‘Worst case scenario ... What happens if this happens?' ”

“What happens if half of my tenants move out tomorrow? What would I do? What would happen if interest rates went up by a percent or two percent? What would I do? You [need] all these contingencies. … You need to know what your fallback position is, right?” he added.

Lastly, to maintain a good property investment journey, establish a good relationship with reliable property professionals who can help you navigate your way through the ups and downs of property markets.

Tune in to Jack Henderson’s episode on The Smart Property Investment Show to know more about the gentrification of a suburb, buying before content, and what your list of priorities should be for a new property.

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Will Magee has had ambitions to enter into the Australian property market for quite some time, but it has been more than just finances holding him back.  Having been granted permanent residency just two weeks ago, Will is wasting no time and is now in the process of signing papers and finding his first investment property.

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In this episode of the Smart Property Investment Show, Will joins host Phil Tarrant to share why he is purchasing his first property in partnership with his brother, discuss the complications that can arise from such a strategy, and unpack the ongoing plan for building a joint property portfolio with his brother.

Will will also share how they approached saving for their first property, why he is taking out the mortgage in his name exclusively, and share their savings plan for the year ahead.

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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Median house prices in the regions rose 4.0 per cent to $419,500 but in Melbourne they dipped by 0.6 of a percentage point to $840,000.

The result in Melbourne was due to a 0.8 of a percentage point fall in prices achieved at auction; this was despite a lift of 2.3 per cent in private sales.

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Apartment prices in regional Victoria grew by 3.7 per cent to $304,500 while the metro media was up by 0.5 of a percentage point to $604,000.

REIV President Richard Simpson said that despite fewer sales, many sectors of the market were performing well.

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“Melbourne’s outer perimeter continues to grow. Small increases in the June quarter mean that the median prices for both houses and units have risen over 10.5 per cent from a year ago.

Mr Simpson said moving forward that vendors need more realistic expectations as the highs of 2017 are now over.

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If Mark Hodge’s face looks familiar to you it could be because of his time working as a professional entertainer which saw him working with the Australian ballet, appearing on multiple seasons of Dancing with the Stars and touring in musical theatre for 17 years. What you may not know is that Mark is also heavily involved in the short-term property rental marketspace.

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Mark will also address the common concerns, discuss what his company Maisonnets specialise in and unpack how they are making the process of filling short term rentals easier for investors.

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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