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What our clients say

The goal of our Reports is:

“To help our clients buy the right property in the right location at the right time and at the right price”

Although rental yield and cash flow are important goals, the fundamental objective of our property investment philosophy is CAPITAL GROWTH.

This is what some of our clients have said:

Client 1

  • Brand new unit purchased for $600,000 in December 2009.
  • Current rent of $650 per week, 5.6% yield.
  • Estimated current value $685,000.
  • Capital growth $85,000 or 14% growth over 9 months.
  • Testimonial – “Great buy for a brand new unit with good privacy and conveniently located 400 metres from the trains. The double side-by-side car space is a bonus where parking is so scarce here.”
 

2 bedroom apartment, Erskineville, Sydney

2 bedroom apartment, Erskineville, Sydney

Client 2

  • 5-year old unit purchased for $345,000 in June 2009.
  • Current rent of $420 per week, 6.3% yield.
  • Estimated current value $420,000.
  • Capital growth $75,000 or 21% growth over 18 months.
  • Testimonial – “We weren’t so sure because it was during the height of the GFC. Your report was based on sound economic fundamentals in a strong and undervalued location that has proven to be a great investment.”
 

1 bedroom apartment, Maroubra, Sydney

1 bedroom apartment, Maroubra, Sydney

Client 3

  • Purchased for $215,000 in December 2009.
  • Current rent of $225 per week, 5.4% yield.
  • Estimated current value $270,000.
  • Capital growth $30,000 or 13.9% over 9 months.
  • Testimonial – “I had no idea where Melton was but your report showed strong fundamentals and I’m confident about the future prospects and upside that your research has revealed, thank you.”
 

3 bedroom house, Melton South, Melbourne

3 bedroom house, Melton South, Melbourne

Client 4

  • Brand new unit purchased for $440,000 in July 2009.
  • Current rent of $490 per week, 5.8% yield.
  • Estimated current value $500,000.
  • Capital growth $60,000 or 13.6% over 14 months.
  • Testimonial – “Fantastic location so close to the beach with brand new retail shops and conveniences within the complex. The water views are a great bonus! Thank you!”

1 bedroom apartment, Dee Why, Sydney
1 bedroom apartment, Dee Why, Sydney

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How to to buy the right property – Quick 3-step approach


The following is a general 3-step approach to buying the right property although these steps may be a little different depending on the objectives of an investor and an owner-occupier:

1. Right cycle. The property market moves in cycles and different states have different cycles. One needs to identify the market is close to bottoming out in a particular state / region to get into the market.

2. Right suburb. Identify suburbs with a good track record for capital growth. Suburbs with good amenties such as public transport, schools, business parks and local attractions / lifestyle options but have yet to see any significant rise in prices compared to its neighbouring areas. Suburbs with good upside potential will prove to be good long term investments when gentrification happens. Always choose a strategic location within the suburb such as proximity to ferry wharf, train station, local shops or easy access to main arterial road. These areas within the suburb will always fair bettter than others which are further away from these conveniences.

3. Right property and price. The old adage “worst property in the best street” may only hold true depending on your investment objectives. You may require a bigger budget to renovate and attract tenants if you are an investor.  Once you have found the right property in the right location, the last criteria would be to ensure you pay the right price. Research on the price of similar properties transacted in the past, check out the median price for apartments or house in the suburb (and know the limitations and flaws about median prices). Talking to neighbours or the person mowing the lawn in your chosen suburb is always a good way to find out more useful information.


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