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With the mean prices of property surging (particularly in places like Sydney) over the past 12 months, the dream of owning a house, let alone an investment property is becoming out of reach for many Australians.

Property investors are encouraged to look beyond their own state borders when considering their next investment property, as research reveals that the most desired rental suburbs in Australia might not be where investors are looking– according to Australia’s leading dedicated rental property website, rent.com.au.

A retrospective 12 month report of the Top 10 'Most Searched' suburbs in Australia by renters during the period January - December 2015, included user search behaviour, suburb overviews, rental pricing, availability and vacancy trends to arrive at its rating. The report revealed the geographical diversity of Australia’s most desired rental locations, and featured:

1  Wollongong

2  Surfers Paradise

3  Parramatta

4  Southport

5  Port Macquarie

6 Tamworth

7  Bathurst

8 Toowoomba

9  Frankston

10 Mandurah

According to Rent.com.au Founder and CEO, Mark Woschnak, private landlords can be at risk of under valuing their rental properties, or missing out on quality investment opportunities, through a lack of access to current data and suburb services mostly available only to professional agents:

“Private landlords are often time poor and largely unaware of the tools and resources available to assist them," said Woschnak.

“Assisting landlords to obtain real-time suburb and rental market, intelligence is key in building confidence and equipping investors with relevant information to facilitate decision making and maximize returns on their rental properties.

"Our search results show that the most desired rental suburbs might not be where investors expect and I encourage them to look beyond their own backyards when reviewing rental market trends."

“A RentReport is a must-have report for any astute property investor. It allows a comparison across suburbs for key factors such as median rents, pricing trends, vacancy periods, competing properties and days on the market, to name just a few.

“Having immediate access to comprehensive market through our range of services including RentReports, RentQuotes and RentCheck, is essential in providing landlords with immediate and valuable insights to make informed decisions about their investments and secure long-term rental income.”

As an exclusive offer for Smart Property Investment subscribers, Private Landlords can list their properties for free at rent.com.au until 30 April 2016 and obtain a free suburb RentReport, free tenant RentCheck and free property listing (valued at $168). 

 

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Rent.com.au

Whether searching for a new place to live or looking for a tenant for your property investment, – rent.com.au will help you find the right place or the right tenant, quickly, efficiently and effectively.

Rent.com.au (ASX:RNT) is Australia’s leading dedicated rental property website and delivers a single marketplace for renters, agents and landlords.

Focusing exclusively on the rental market for Australia’s growing number of renters (approximately 7 million, or 30 % of the population), rent.com.au is today ranked one of the top 10 property websites in the country and is solely focused on delivering excellent services for renters and marketers of rental properties.

Rent.com.au is not a rental property manager. It accepts enquiries from all listers of rental properties, including real–estate agents, property managers, private landlords, developers, builders, retirement services and universities. By ensuring its wide availability, rent.com.au provides renters with the widest possible choice in one, convenient location.

The site also features a number of exclusive and industry-first product developments, including RentBond, RentConnect, RentCheck and RentQuotes, further assisting renters, agents and landlords to simplify the renting process.

As increasing numbers of Australians choose renting as a conscious lifestyle and investment choice, rent.com.au is set to become the home for renters in Australia.

Rent.com.au was established in 2007 by experienced property and new media entrepreneur, Mark Woschnak and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in June 2015.

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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 regional Victoria outperformed that of Melbourne in the June quarter, the latest REIV figures reveal. 

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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.

Inner Melbourne suffered due to auction prices, where median prices fell by 4.9 per cent to $1,459,000 but it was middle Melbourne that was hardest hit, with a 5.4 per cent drop to $974,500.

Outer Melbourne had a good quarter with the median rising by 0.5 of a percentage point to $681,000.

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.

“2017 was a bumper year and while the trendline has flattened, despite the fall in median house prices in the June quarter, median prices are still up this calendar year for both houses and units, in Melbourne and in the regions,” Mr Simpson said. 

In particular there was been strong growth in regional centres which is probably due to the first-home buyers’ concessions said Mr Simpsons.

“The first-home buyers’ concession has been a boon for regional areas. A new entrant to the property market buying a house at the regional median will pay no stamp duty, while a first home buyer of an apartment in Melbourne at the median price would pay stamp duty of nearly $25,000,” he said.

Mr Simpson said that more prospective buyers are looking towards regional Victoria which is also having an effect in Melbourne.

“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.

“Negative chatter about the future of the sector coupled with stronger lending controls by financial institutions has created some uncertainty and vendors need to be realistic with their price expectations,” Mr Simpson said.

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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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