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Setting Property Investment Goals

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Every successful property investment decision starts with a set of clear and achievable goals. Whether you are making your first move into the property market, expanding your portfolio of investments or reviewing an established property portfolio, you will need to think about what your goals are. Ensure that they are realistic and then develop a clear plan to reach them. It is this process of goal setting, planning and continual evaluation that ensures the long-term success of astute property investors.

 

Plan ahead
A detailed investment plan can see your property portfolio move from strength to strength. It will help you to establish what is manageable for you, what timeframes are involved in reaching your goals and the steps you need to take to get there.

Think about what you want to achieve and be specific. Put your plan in writing and keep track of your progress over time. That way, you will be able to see what brings the best returns, which investments remain solid through periods of instability and can track your overall growth to make sure you stay on target.

Establish personal goals 

  • Successful property investors have clear goals that are tailored to their individual needs. It is these goals that set the foundations for a good investment strategy.
  • Be clear about what you want to achieve, then develop targets to get you where you want to go.
  • Break up your goals and track your progress along the way.
  • Set monthly targets, work towards them step by step, and compare your performance from month to month.
  • Assess your progress annually and have a two year as well as a five year plan. Breaking your strategy into smaller chunks and tracking your performance allows you to modify your approach and get back on track when things don’t quite go to plan.
  • Be realistic about your limits too and make sure your goals accurately reflect the resources you have at hand.
  • Importantly, set goals that relate to your ability and be aware of the amount time needed for maintenance.

Think outside the box

When people think about property investment, their minds turn to the residential market. But a robust portfolio requires diversity and creative thinking, which means thinking beyond the commonplace.

Broaden your horizons. Start by thinking outside your geographical area. Although it is tempting to invest in locations that are familiar, there could well be better opportunities further afield. Then, once you have established your needs, do some research to determine where you might find a good property match. Could there be a suitable location interstate? Is there an opportunity in a regional growth corridor? Should I be looking outside of the residential property market?

A Quest Properties serviced apartment with consistent, guaranteed high rental returns could be an ideal fit. Quest offers rental returns from 6% to 7.5%, along with fixed annual rental increases. Investors also benefit from secure long-term leases, full property maintenance services and zero management fees, making Quest Properties a genuine ‘hands free’ investment option. They are also a great way to diversify and strengthen by steady adding cash flow to your an investment portfolio.

How Quest Properties can help

Quest Properties has over 5,000 strata titled apartments owned by private investors who enjoy reliable returns from a product that’s second to none when it comes to long-term security and enviable cash flow benefits.

Our strength lies in our loyalty and dedication to our investors. We will walk you safely through the process of acquiring the perfect asset to complement and sustain your property portfolio into the future, whatever your investment strategy and objectives might be.

If you are interested in learning more about buying an investment property, registering your interest or taking a look at the premium locations available now for investment, contact Quest Properties on 1800 697 837 or visit www.questproperties.com.au.

 

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Mark joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss his transition from entertainer to investor, a journey pushed forward by dance related injuries and even a hit and run which saw him needing to find alternate methods to bring in an income. Mark shares how bad long-term tenants and a gang member guided him to the short-term rental market, and how this pushed him into helping others to realise the same benefits.

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.

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Buying off-the-plan can be lucrative in the long run, if you can get over the risk factor. If you want to minimise the risk and maximise your chances at profitability, these suburbs might be just what you’re looking for.

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Outlined in The Australian Off The Plan Sentiment Report, published by Investorist, Domain’s data scientist Dr Nicola Powell has outlined where in major markets investors should focus their efforts when purchasing property off-the-plan:

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The south-west region of Sydney has seen an increase of interest in new developments, with Leppington, Austral and Edmondson Park, as well as Marsden Park, which all offer the widest variety of developments available to buy into, according to Domain data.

Sydney was also the most popular capital city for off-the-plan interest, with Domain recording over 2 million views for the property type.

Brisbane

The increased number of new developments has impacted on price growth in the unit market with supply stronger than demand, yet off-the-plan listing prices remain higher than listing prices for all new developments.

The full extent of the market however is yet to be seen, as it is adjusting with the fall of new development commencements and completed developments slide from the peak. Boutique developments in the inner city, targeted towards owner-occupiers, have the potential to show signs of improvement amid underperforming inner city Brisbane units.

Canberra

The key area in all of Canberra is Gungahlin, which according to Dr Powell contains numerous opportunities for buyers, as the area has seen a “significant transformation”.

Gungahlin currently is Canberra’s fastest growing area, seeing its population double in the last 10 years, there is a light rail project under construction and the first commonwealth government agency is scheduled to relocate to the area. Moncrieff is the most popular Gungahlin suburb, with the most development listings and views according to Domain data and has continued to remain popular even with other developments undergoing construction in Throsby, Taylor and Kenny.

Melbourne

Out of all the property types, new house and land packages topped Domain’s list for Victoria in 2017 with 1.8 million views, showing there is high demand for them due to employment opportunities getting stronger and affordability hurdles getting lower. There is also a solid chance for growth, as the strong demand saw prices for new house and land packages rise over 2017.

West Melbourne was the most popular region for off-the-plan supply and demand with the most listings and views, with popular suburbs including Tarneit, Werribee and Rockbank.

Perth

Demand for new house and land packages were proportionally high, making up 87.5 per cent of all listing views, with the majority of listings stemming from south-west and south-east regions of Perth, with the suburbs Baldivis, Piara Waters, Wellard and Hilbert ranking at the top.

There was also strong demand for listings in the north, which include the north-east suburb of Morley and the north west suburb of Doubleview.

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