Blog and Media2018-10-05T21:31:56+00:00

How Data Can Help Property Investors Identify Gentrification Before It Happens

David Johnston, Founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia shares his tips on the art of finding the next up-and-coming suburb, published in the Australian Financial Review.

Searching for the next up-and-coming suburbs and regional centres can be a risky exercise, but it has the potential to pay dividends. It requires a certain amount of crystal ball-gazing and a level of courage, but if you get it right, the rewards can be well worth the effort.

July 10, 2018

Secrets To Successfully Downsizing Your Home

Investing in a well selected family home with a long term view can be a great way to create wealth.
A Property Plan that factors in downsizing the home enables us to plan to access equity at this important time of life.
David Johnston, Founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia, provides his insights in Paul Chai’s article “Secrets To Successfully Downsizing Your Home” for The Age.

September 3, 2018

What You need To Know About Upsizing Now that The Price Gap Has Narrowed

Is upgrading the home part of your future property plans?
Flat or negative price growth in the property market may be the perfect opportunity to make take this leap.
Founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia, David Johnston, provides some of his insights to negate the risks of upgrading in Daniel Butkovich’ s article on Domain.

August 13, 2018

Why Rentvesting Is More Affordable Than Buying A Home To Live In (And Why It’s Not For Everyone)

Rentvesting has been touted as an option for both first-home buyers and potential upgraders trying to climb the property ladder without sacrificing their lifestyle. Although the concept of owning one or more investment properties while renting where you want to live has been around for a long time, as we become more sophisticated in our financial and […]

July 26, 2018

New Ownership Models Give Investors A Toenail On The Property Ladder

Fractional Property Investment provides a platform to property investors to get into the market where they are not able to purchase a property outright. Founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia, David Johnston, discusses the critical factors to consider before you jump on the fractional property investment train for Christine Long’s in depth article on […]

July 23, 2018

Hold Or Fold: Why Smart Home Owners Should Keep A Cool Head When The Property Market Starts To Dip

The downturn in the property market may have many home owners and investors nervous about the value of their assets. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to sell up. On the contrary, if you take a long-term view to owning property, you are able to ride out the property market cycles. The trick is owning […]

July 10, 2018

I have worked closely with David Johnston and the expert team at Property Planning Australia for a decade. Their desire to place consumers’ needs first and provide holistic advice sets them apart. I highly recommend working with them to develop your Mortgage Strategy and tailored Property Plan. You will be pleased with the outcome.

Peter ‘The Property Professor’ Koulizos
Australia’s leading property university and Tafe lecturer