Is SMSF Lending Living on Borrowed Time?

By | 2018-03-19T11:15:17+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

The Australian bureau of statistics (ABS) has decided to include SMSF debt, alongside all other personal and investment debt, when calculating the national ‘debt to income ratio’. This inclusion of SMSF debt pushes Australia to 200% - a milestone number and one of the highest ratio's in the world! In simple terms, this means that [...]

Fractional Property Investment – Is It Worth Getting A Fraction Of Your Foot In The Property Door?

By | 2018-01-23T14:55:25+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

David Johnston, Managing Director and Founder of Property Planning Australia, provides some insights for on Fractional Investing. Fractional investing can be likened to owning shares in a property, some of which are even tradable just like the share market, although there are various platforms available now with differing features.

Setting Your Property New Year’s Resolutions

By | 2018-01-17T08:29:00+00:00 January 15th, 2018|

David Johnston has been interviewed by Domain’s Daniel Butkovich and featured in his article, sharing the critical factors that will keep you on track to achieving your 2018 property goals. Whether you want to save for a deposit, buy a new home or purchase an investment property, goal setting as part of your planning process [...]

Property Development – Risk v Reward

By | 2018-01-18T11:24:44+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|

It is no secret that Property Development, while it may promise great rewards, carries great risks. It appears that Mums and Dad’s are looking to small time development in increasing numbers. So is development worth the time, effort and risk?

Development Is Sexy – But Looks Can Be Deceiving!

By | 2017-12-22T15:09:56+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|

Let’s face it, development is sexy. Everyone loves property and the idea of making ‘fast money’ is appealing to most. Unfortunately, often the proverbial lure has a jagged hook on the end of it if you are not careful! Before embarking on any project, it is important to have a thorough plan and accurately calculate the time, cost and importantly, the return, each with a contingency allowed for a blow-out. You don’t need to be a developer to know that building rarely goes according to plan.

Do You Own Property In A ‘Superstar’ City?

By | 2017-12-13T16:18:39+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

Question - Why has property price growth in Sydney and Melbourne significantly outstripped that of the rest of the country? Answer – Sydney and Melbourne are ‘Superstar’ cities, at least that is the view of the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Phillip Lowe.

Do You Want to Make Superior Property Decisions?

By | 2017-11-29T12:40:39+00:00 November 20th, 2017|

Our Managing Director, David Johnston, has featured on the latest podcast from The Mentor List. The Mentor List is a leading business and personal development podcast, interviewing the top business minds of Australia where you can gather sound advice for your career and life. David shares his insights on how you can be making better property decisions to create your ideal lifestyle.

Stay Infront of the Property Market

By | 2017-11-22T12:28:09+00:00 November 9th, 2017|

Welcome to Infront - Our newsletter dedicated to time-poor professionals looking for a low risk approach to property investment In this edition: Chiselling Away at Negative Gearing High Rises, Another Reason to Stay Away Biggest Population Surge Since 1960 What Property Investors Should Seek Across Cities Plus more... Read our latest newsletter here