Blog Archive October 2010

Is now a good time for property investment in Brisbane?

  • October 27, 2010
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

The key to property investment in Brisbane or any city for that matter is to buy well at the bottom of cycle, and maximise returns from the upward phase of the cycle. In this way, returns to investment exceed the long term underlying returns fuelled by economic and demographic factors. Many say that we are in the bottom of the cycle for property investment in Brisbane.

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House and land a better property investment than apartments?

  • October 20, 2010
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

Many investors think that they need to invest in land to make a return. The truth is, a block of land 40kms from the city won’t provide nearly the same return in capital growth or rental income as an inner-city apartment. Land closer to the city is generally more expensive to buy and harder to fund. It maybe smarter to buy and hold a more affordable inner city apartment and use the capital growth to leverage for a future, more desirable, house or land purchase.

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