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Nobody purposely looks to lose money when investing in property.
Perhaps that explains why property investors target areas promising financial gain and spend little to no time studying that locations that don’t.
While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with only considering profitable opportunities, much can be learned by studying the features of a market which is either stagnant or in decline.
The following is a synopsis of markets across the country. As a comparison you’ll see those areas that Positive Real Estate has determined offer potential as well as locations that offer more risk than we recommend.
Seville Grove, WA
|Grew approx 30% from 2006 – 2011||Demand increasing|
|Predicted increase of more than 20,000 over next ten years||Demand increasing||Couples with children make up the majority|
West End, QLD
|Forecast to grow by nearly 35,000 individuals by 2031||Rentals account for 62% of market||
Gen Y make up 40% of the population
53% professional or managers
22% have income above $1,500pw
2km from Brisbane CBD
115,000 new jobs forecast by 2031
Per RP Data the population increased 151% from 2006-2011
Nearby Brisbane pop. 2.2m
Increasing demand in line with affordability and increased access via infrastructure projects. Gradually increasing supply to outer areas of Brisbane metro.
Tight vacancy rate 1% (RP Data)
Per RP Data, Couples with children are the majority
Median weekly income $1,200
Ages 20-34 = 30%
38% are married
50% born in Australia