McGrath names top investment picks

By webmaster 03 June 2011 | 1 minute read

The Gold Coast and Newcastle are among the locations tipped for prime investment opportunities by leading real estate figure John McGrath.

According to Mr McGrath fear of a second correction has created some hesitation in sections of the property market but buying activity remains reasonably strong in high demand regions.

In 2010 Mr McGrath forecasted solid growth for the property market in 2011 but global and macroeconomic factors as well as natural disasters had delayed the beginnings of such a recovery, he said.

“That prediction might be slightly delayed due to these changes however I still feel the worst is behind us and we are at the beginning of a long term growth cycle.”

Mr McGrath pointed to the Gold Coast as a particularly strong buying opportunity.

While plummeting prices may appear “scary” he said they also created “amazing” buying opportunities.

“We have seen a much greater number of buyers entering the market in the last 60 days. Whilst recovery won’t be overnight, right now it appears to me that buying quality residential property on the Gold Coast may deliver the best growth opportunity Australia-wide in the medium term.”

Newcastle also offers strong investment potential according to Mr McGrath with great capital growth prospects as well as high yields.

“Newcastle is shedding its steel city image and great value is available.”

John McGrath’s Top Metro Picks (Sydney)

Houses •    Bellevue Hill •    Breakfast Point •    Bronte •    Glebe •    Haberfield •    Hunters Hill •    Lane Cove •    ManlyManly, NSW Manly, QLD •    Mosman •    Summer Hill

Units •    Cremorne Point •    Cronulla •    KensingtonKensington, VIC Kensington, WA Kensington, SA Kensington, NSW •    NewtownNewtown, QLD Newtown, NSW Newtown, QLD Newtown, VIC Newtown, QLD Newtown, QLD •    North Parramatta •    Potts Point •    Pyrmont •    Rozelle •    Sans Souci •    WaverleyWaverley, NSW Waverley, TAS

John McGrath’s Top Regional Picks

•    East Bowral •    New Lambton •    Avoca Beach •    Bulli •    Main Beach



An investment is an asset or item purchased with the expectation that it will generate income or appreciate in value in the future.

McGrath names top investment picks
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